Get Rid of Stretch-Marks The Natural Way:

RandomCow Publishing By RandomCow Publishing, 7th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Health>Alternative Medicine

Stretchmarks can be a very embarrassing condition for women. But it doesn't have to be. Here are some simple home remedies that you can find in your kitchen which can help your stretch-marks fade away

You don't have to be embarrassed

Although quite common, stretchmarks can be a very embarrassing condition for women of all ages. It can often cause women to feel self conscious about their bodies but this doesn’t have to be the case.

What are stretchmarks and why do they occur?

Stretchmarks are lines on the skin’s surface. They are normally either lighter or darker than the skin’s natural complexion. They can cover large areas of the skin and are generally found around the abdomen, hips, arms thighs and buttocks.

You may not realize it but your skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, (the outer layer), the dermis (the middle layer) and the subcutaneous layer (the deepest layer). Stretchmarks occur on the dermis layer.

When the tissue in the dermis is stretched beyond its capacity, the collagen within the dermis is compromised and the natural production of collagen is interrupted. The skin therefore loses its elasticity. This ultimately results fine scars being formed under the skin and often occur when someone grows quickly, puts on weight quickly or becomes pregnant

How can I get rid of my stretchmarks?

There are a wide range of treatments available to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks. But sometimes the best remedies can be found in your kitchen. Here are some great all natural techniques to get rid of your stretchmarks:

Potato Juice: The juice from a potato can contains vitamins and minerals that can promote the growth of skin cells and cause stretchmarks to fade. Cut the potato into slices and rub onto the affected area. When the juice from the potato dries, rinse the area with warm water

Egg whites: The proteins in egg whites rejuvenate the skin and can therefore help reduce the appearance of stretchmarks. Place egg whites on the skin 3 times a day and you should see your stretchmarks fade within weeks.

Sugar Exfoliation: Mix a tablespoon of sugar with a light oil of your choice, grapeseed oil and almond oil are good choices. Rub onto the skin before showering every day. Stretchmarks should begin to fade within a month with repeated use of this technique.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has various nutrients that can aid in the removal of stretchmarks. For effective stretchmark removal, rub Aloe Vera directly onto the skin and remove with lukewarm water.

Water: Keeping the body well hydrated can prevent many skin and general health conditions. Water detoxifies the pores and adds elasticity to the skin which can cause your stretchmarks to fade. On the other hand you should avoid drinks like coffee and sodas as these can cause dehydration.

Lemon juice: Lemon Juice is highly acidic and can be very effective in treating a wide range of skin conditions, including stetchmarks, when applied directly to the skin.

Olive Oil: Olive Oil contains vitamins A, D and E which have healing properties beneficial to the skin. Olive Oil is also one of those remedies that can reduce the appearance of stretchmarks when applied directly to the skin. Olive oil when mixed with shea butter is also a very effective moisturizer and stretchmark remedy.

Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter is a pale vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. Cocoa butter is a common remedy for stretchmarks and regular use can prevent their appearance on the skin.

Stretch-marks aren’t something that should cause you to be embarrass about your body. It can affect a variety of women of all ages and sizes. Don’t let stretchmarks make you uncomfortable. Use these remedies and watch them fade away along with your insecurities.


Beautiful, Beauty, Body Image, Home Remedies, Home Remedy, Shea Butter, Stretch Marks

Meet the author

author avatar RandomCow Publishing
Random Cow Publishing is a online publishing group dedicated to writing upbeat news and views on current trends in pop-culture, health, beauty and relationships.

Share this page

moderator Mark Gordon Brown moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know


Add a comment
Can't login?