Baking soda is a natural exfoliant that removes dead skin cells to reveal younger cells underneath. Exfoliating is one method for minimizing the appearance of stretch marks, which are areas of damaged skin caused by weight gain. You can easily mix an exfoliant with baking soda at home for the treatment of stretch marks.
Squeeze a teaspoon of body wash onto your washcloth next time you are in the shower. Pour the teaspoon of baking soda into the washcloth as well.
Fold the washcloth in and massage the baking soda and body wash together until they are mixed thoroughly.
Step out of the shower’s spray and gently scrub your stretch marks with the body wash and baking soda in a circular motion. The hard particles of baking soda will exfoliate the area while the body wash moisturizes and cleans the new skin.
If you have recently lost those few extra pounds (congrats!), brought a little life into the world (congrats, again) or going through any kind of sudden body change, there’s a chance you are now blessed with the tiger stripes on your skin. Yes, we are talking about stretch marks! The lightened lines are an outcome of skin expansion and contraction, meaning skin stretch. Though it is a common condition in weight fluctuation and pregnancy, it can also be caused due to genetic factors, stress, and more. But the question remains—how to remove stretch marks?
They usually appear and are more prominent on thighs, forearms, waist, funnily (and frustratingly) enough, the parts worthy for in some skin show in summers. Stretch marks can really bring you down and keep you from wearing sleeveless and short dresses, which you don’t want. If you are fed up of the unsightly scars and are looking for some quick remedies to remove stretch marks, we have just the solution for you!
Here are, not one but 7 amazing home remedies that will help you get rid of stretch marks and flaunt flawless skin once again. Read on to know the amazing ingredients and how to remove stretch marks using them…
Retinoids have been known to remove stretch marks and give you youthful skin. Vitamin A, retinol, helps repair the skin cells and make the skin softer and younger looking, and that is the reason why it is widely used in many skin care creams and lotions. Intake or use of Vitamin A can help make the skin firmer and fade away the stretch marks.
Consume Vitamin A orally or extract the vitamin A oil from the capsule and apply it on the affected areas every night before hitting the sack. Also, you can include Vitamin A rich foods in your meal to heal the skin quicker such as milk, eggs, green leafy vegetables, tomato etc.
Coconut oil and aloe vera
Both coconut oil and aloe vera gel are natural moisturisers and help hydrate the skin. While coconut oil has healing properties, aloe vera helps in restoring skin tissues back to health. Take two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil and freshly extracted aloe vera sap and mix them together in a bowl.
Apply a small amount of the mixture on the stretch marks daily for best results. In two to three you will notice that the stretch marks are starting to fade. Coconut oil also prevents stretch marks and thus it is recommended for expecting mothers to massage the abdomen with some coconut oil to keep scarring at bay. Because, well prevention is better than cure, after all.