If you have had a baby or are pregnant or have lost or gained some weight, you most likely have stretch marks. Stretch marks are indented pockets that appear on the abdomen, buttocks, hips or many other places on the body. They don't hurt but to some they can be an eye soar. Most times they will fade on their own but in some cases they can linger causing you to want to seek out treatment. Here are 5 easy ways to get rid of stretch marks and feel more comfortable with the skin you're in.
Using Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a plant that is rich in the protein collagen. Collagen plays an important role in how supple and firm our skin is. Aloe vera secretes a sticky gel that is oozing with vitamins and minerals, which in return helps to improve the elasticity in our skins and bring on the necessary skin repair. Apply Aloe Vera to your skin on a daily basis especially to your affected areas for about an hour or two each day before washing off.
Use Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice is acidic by nature and is packed with Vitamin C, which has been known to help in the production of collagen. And as we have mentioned, it is responsible for how firm your skin will look and feel. Cut the lemon in half and rub to your affected area for about 15-20 minutes daily before washing it off. This method will allow you to see results over time, so stick to it.
Use plain Yogurt and egg whites
Yogurt is full of lactic acid which also aids in the production of collagen. Egg whites are rich in protein, all of which are helpful in tissue repair and rejuvenation of the skin cells. Combine a cup of yogurt with 2 egg whites, mixing thoroughly until you have a good consistency. Apply to your affected area and let stand for about 1-2 hours before washing off. Repeat daily until you see results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This magical liquid can be used for many things and one of them is also stretch mark reduction. The acetic acid and malic acid in apple cider vinegar packs a powerful punch in reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Add apple cider vinegar to a spray bottle to allow for a more consistent coverage. Spray onto the affected area on a daily basis until you see the desired results.
Use Intensive Stretch Mark Therapy
If your stretch marks cover a large area of your body or if it is affecting you more than you would like it to, use a product such as Skinception to help reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. Skinception toots themselves as an intensive Stretch Mark Therapy brand allowing customers to reduce the appearance of their stretch marks by up to 72.5% after 60 days. They even go as far as stating that their product will not only erase stretch marks but also prevent them from coming back. Which in the end is really important.
Tell us how you make out with these stretch mark reduction ideas, we would love to hear what worked and what didn't work for you. Also send us your own remedies that worked for you that were not listed here.