So, you’ve piled on a few kilos, and you’ve suddenly noticed thick, red or purple lines running down your skin, fading to an awful white, silver streak. Whether you’ve just been sneaking in junk food or are pregnant, one thing is for sure – you’ve been struck by stretch marks! Embarrassing as they are, there’s no need to panic, because they’re easy to get rid of! Stretch marks appear where fat is stored, occurring when skin stretches, or when you lose weight too quickly. Use these natural remedies for to get rid of these unwanted stretch marks caused by sudden weight gain or weight loss!
PICK A POTATO
Keeping potatoes in your pocket to cure eczema is an old wives tale, but using potato juice to cure stretch marks isn’t! We definitely recommend using it to restore your skin cells. If you don’t have time to juice a potato, simply cut thick slices of the starchy food and rub the raw pieces on the affected area. It’s not a magic potion, but you will see visible changes in a few weeks!
Using massage oil is extremely soothing, so, it’s an added bonus that they contain nutrients and anti-oxidants. Say goodbye to unattractive lines by massaging in warm olive or castor oil, letting them work their magic on your stretch marks! You can also use oil made from a combination of herbs such as khus, lemon extract, almond and olive oils. The oil from Purn Naturals and Kinshuk Adi Lightener are good options.
AYURVEDA TO THE RESCUE
If making a home remedy is too much trouble, several stretch marks removal creams will can come to the rescue. Try Ayurvedic formulas such as Bedag Lep, made with a formula of Ayurvedic herbs. Properties such as manjishtha, arjuna, dhania and lodh, help the cream to remove stretch marks by healing damaged tissues and eradicating marks and discolouration.
SCRUB STRETCH MARKS AWAY
Exfoliation is one of the best ways to arrest stretch marks. Use a soft bristle brush so as not to chaff your skin when you’re dry brushing, and use a loofah when you’re using cream. Exfoliation removes skin cells damaged by stretch marks, so you can say goodbye to the white lines and hello to smoother skin.
If reading about cocoa butter reminds you of chocolate, we’re not going to blame you! The edible vegetable fat is a boon for chocolate lovers, but it’s also really good at enhancing blood circulation. Applying a mixture of cocoa butter and essential oils can reduce the appearance of stretch marks dramatically and naturally.
If you’re still struggling to get rid of the pesky marks and lines, switch up your diet, sneak in a little exercise and stay hydrated – a healthy lifestyle can work wonders!