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7 Useful Home Remedies to get rid of Stretch Marks

Priyanka Verma | March 20, 2018

Let’s face it! Nobody likes stretch marks! Stretch marks are very common during pregnancy and many women also get stretch marks due to sudden weight loss or gain. These ugly reddish-brown marks appear on the breasts, thighs, stomach, and shoulders, most of the times. Stretch marks vary with complexion and also depend upon genetics!  The appearance of stretch marks makes it difficult for women to wear their favorite clothes.

You need not worry as it is easy to fade stretch marks with some simple home remedies.

Here are 10 highly effective home remedies to get rid of stretch marks:

1. Vicks Vaporub

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Vicks vaporub contains many essential oils that help to fade stretch marks.

How to apply: Just apply some vicks vaporub on the affected area and cover it with cling wrap. Allow it to stay overnight.

 

2. Coffee scrub

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The caffeine in coffee is rich in antioxidants which help to lighten stretch marks.

How to apply: Grind a few coffee beans with water and apply this paste on your skin. Massage in circular motion for 3-5 minutes and wash off.

 

3. Curd and turmeric

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Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and skin lightening agents which help to fade stretch marks. Curd helps to nourish and soften the skin. How to apply: Mix 1 tsp each of turmeric and curd and apply it on the stretch marks. Wash off with lukewarm water after 10-15 minutes.

 

4. Potato juice

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Potatoes contain various minerals and vitamins and it has natural bleaching properties.

How to apply: Take the juice of one potato and apply it on your stretch marks. Wash off with lukewarm water after 15-20 minutes.

 

5. Almond oil

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Almond oil is a rich source of Vitamin E and many other nutrients, which are very beneficial for the skin and also help to lighten stretch marks.

How to apply: Mix 1-2 tsp of almond oil with 1-2 drops of any essential oil and heat it a little bit. Now massage this mixture on the affected area every night.

 

6. Cucumber and lemon juice

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Cucumber helps to cool the skin and lemon helps to heal the skin.

How to apply: Mix equal quantities of lemon juice and cucumber juice and apply it on the affected area. Wash off with lukewarm water after 10-15 minutes.

 

7. Homemade stretch marks cream

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Homemade stretch marks cream is made up of egg, almond paste, lemon juice and oatmeal. These ingredients moisturize the skin and increase the elasticity of the skin.

How to apply: Take 2 egg yolks and whisk them. Add 1 tsp lemon juice and 2 tsp each of almond paste and oatmeal and mix well. Now apply it on your stretch marks. Allow it to dry. Now use very little water and scrub it away.

Regular use of any of the above remedies will help to lighten stretch marks. If you know any other effective remedy for removing stretch marks, please share the remedy with us.

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Priyanka Verma

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