Stretch marks can either be seen as road maps and markets to your private precious parts, or seen as uninvited lines marring your social life (preventing you from wearing the outfits you really want). You can either embrace your stretch marks as nature’s hieroglyphic bodily markings, telling story on your body or use the following natural remedies to minimize or diminish your stretch marks.
1. Castor Oil
Castor Oil is known to be very useful for a number of skin problems, including wrinkles, pimples and of course, stretch marks. Apply some castor oil to the affected areas and massage in circular motions for 5 – 10 minutes. Wrap the area with a cotton cloth, and using a heating pad or hot water bottle, apply some heat to the area for about 30 minutes. Repeat this daily for at least one month to see positive result.
2. Aloe Vera
Directly apply aloe vera gel on the affected area, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. You could also make a mixture of one-fourth cup of aloe vera gel, oil from five vitamin A and 10 vitamin E capsules, and rub the combination on the skin until fully absorbed. Repeat this daily.
3. Lemon Juice
The acidity in lemon juice will help heal and reduce stretch marks. In circular motions, rub fresh lemon juice on to the stretch marks for at least 10 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.
4. Brown Sugar
One tablespoon of raw sugar, some almond oil, and a few drops of lemon juice is a simple mixture that will help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Apply the mixture and gently rub for a few minutes before taking a shower. Repeat daily for a month, and your stretchmarks will become lighter.
5. Potato Juice
The vitamins and minerals in potato juice help the skin cells grow and restore faster. Take a thick slice of potato and rub on the affected areas for a few minutes, ensuring the starch from the potato covers the areas well. Allow the juice to dry for some time and then rinse off.