Pregnancy is the most beautiful time in a woman’s life, but what when these beautiful 9 months leave ugly lines behind. I am talking about the ugly looking stretch marks pregnancy brings with it. Pregnancy stretch marks are stubborn and don’t go away easily. You might be thinking, Do stretch marks go away? Yes they do, with these natural home remedies to remove stretch marks, you can get rid of these ugly lines safely and easily.
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What causes Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Pregnancy and weight gain go hand in hand. Most women develop Belly stretch marks during pregnancy, due to excessive stretch of belly skin. The elastic fibers present in the skin break down and look like ugly lines from outside. Although there are many creams and lotions available in the market for preventing or getting rid of pregnancy stretch marks but nothing is more safe than home remedies.
11 Home Remedies for Stretch Marks
Grate Potato and keep it on the stretch marks for about 10-15 minutes. Potato juice will help rid of Stretch marks easily. After 10-15 mins gently massage the grated potato on belly and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Olive oil contains lots of nutrients and antioxidants making Olive oil perfect for your skin and skin problems. Gently massage lukewarm olive oil on the area to get rid of stretch marks. Olive oil massage will improve blood circulation and gives a soothing skin.
Aloe Vera is a miracle plant which is effective for many skin problems, scars and also stretch marks. Just apply and massage Aloe Vera gel until it gets absorbed by skin daily on the stretch marks to get great results in a few days. Make sure to clean the area with lukewarm water to get best results.
Cocoa Butter is very beneficial is getting rid of Stretch Marks. One can directly apply Cocoa Butter on stretch marks twice a day. Cocoa Butter not only helps remove stretch marks but also gives the skin smoothness
Using Essential Oil with Coconut oil or Almond oil as carrier oil can be the best home remedy for stretch marks. You can use Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Myrrh or Helichrysum Essential oil, these oils are best for stretch marks and scars.
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Lemon and Sugar
Lemon and Sugar scrub can be made by adding few drops of lemon juice in 1 Tablespoon sugar and a few drops of almond oil. Gently rub the mixture to scrub and get rid of ugly stretch marks. You can do it before having a shower as sugar and lemon both have sticky feeling. Having a shower after scrubbing with this mixture will give you get rid of the stickiness.
Alfalfa leaves are great for your skin as it is rich in amino acids and vitamins. Alfalfa has antifungal properties that help get rid of stretch marks. Alfalfa powder can be applied and massaged on stretch marks to get visible results. Mix Chamomile oil to Alfalfa powder to make a paste, keep it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
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Egg Whites contain amino acids and proteins that help get rid of stretch marks. Take 2 egg whites and whip to make it thick. Do clean your belly before applying thick egg white paste. Apply it uniformly. Wait for 115-20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Do apply moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.
Castor Oil is great for many skin problems, apply some castor oil and massage gently in circular motion till your skin absorb the olive oil. Use a hot towel to give some heat to the area to let the skin absorb the castor oil nicely. You can also use hot water bottle or heating pad.
Grind coffee beans to get a not so smooth powder so you can use it as a scrub. Mix with water to create a paste, apply it on stretch marks for a few minutes and then massage to gently scrub and exfoliate the skin. Wash with lukewarm water and do not forget to massage with oil or apply moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.
Vaseline Intensive Care Cream
Rubbing Vaseline Intensive Care Cream on stretch marks help get rid of the scars. Using Vaseline Intensive Care Cream during pregnancy also helps prevent these stretch marks. Prevention is always better than cure.
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