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Stretch Marks:14 Remedies For Stretch Marks

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Stretch Marks also known as striae, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. Over time they may diminish, but will not disappear completely. Also a stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear.

Stretch Marks is common to women and mostly occur in some part of their body including thighs, breast, stomach, hips, lower back, and upper arm.

Stretch Marks


The 14 remedies for stretch marks include;


  • The Use Of Aloe Vera; 

Aloe Vera is known to have smoothing and healing properties which can be used to remove stretch marks instantly. Aloe Vera can also be used to cure other skin problems like eczema etc and not only stretch marks.

To use this, extract Aloe Vera gel from the leaves and apply it on stretch marks, leave it for 30 minutes and rinse off, repeat thrice a day.


  •  The Use Of Shea Butter;

Shea Butter has antioxidants and moisturizes the skin. It also has an anti-inflammatory which keeps the skin healthy and repair damaged cells.

To use this shea butter, gently rob it on the affected area after night bath. Repeat this always.


  • The use of Coconut Oil;

One good thing about coconut oil is that it has healing property and reduces the time it takes for a wound on the skin to heal.

How to use coconut oil, apply gently on the part of the skin that is affected by the stretch marks, repeat thrice a day.


  • Castor Oil;

On like coconut oil, Castor Oil also has healing property and reduces the time it takes for a wound on the skin to heal. Coconut oil contains Ricinoleic acid which is a skin conditioning agent that fastens the healing of stretch marks and makes then appear a lot lighter.

How to use Castor Oil, warm the Castor oil slightly and rub it gently on the stretch marks for about 10 minutes repeatedly thrice a day.


  • Cocoa Butter;

Cocoa Butter is very unique because it penetrates into the deeper layer of the skin, repairs and replenishes damaged cells thereby hydrating your skin and making it smoother.

How to use cocoa butter, mix the cocoa butte with vitamin E, wheat germ oil, kernel oil, beeswax, and apricot oil, heat until the beeswax melt completely away. Cover the mixture in a container and put in the fridge. Apply the mixture in the affected area of the skin gently until it has been absorbed by the skin.


  • Apple Cider Vinegar;

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in Malic and Acetic acid, which help in lightning the stretch marks.

How to use this, put the apple cider into a spray bottle, spray it on the affected area of your skin at night and wash off with clean water in the morning. Repeat this procedure every night before going to bed.

  • Baking Soda;

Baking soda helps in exfoliating the skin and help to remove dead skin layers thereby lightening the stretch marks.

How to use this, mix the baking soda in a bowel with lemon juice to form a paste. Apply the the mixture on the parts affected by stretch marks, wrap in a cling and leave for 30 minutes. Remove the wrap and then wash off.


  • Olive Oil;

Olive oil is important because it is healthy for the skin, it is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in relieving multiple skin problems like the stretch marks,etc.

How to use it, warm the Olive oil and rub slightly on the affected area of the skin and you don’t have to wash.


  • Potato Juice;

Potato juice is special because it has minerals and vitamins that restore skin growth and foster cells.

How to use this, cut the potato into slices, take a piece of the potato and rub it slightly on the affected area, allow it to sit and dry then rinse off with lukewarm water. Repeat thrice a day.


  • Vitamin E;

Vitamin E is known to have inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that nourishes the skin, keep it healthy ,aids healing the scares, stretch marks and prevents skin aging. To a certain extent,it prevents the skin from UV rays to a certain extent.

How to use this, extract the oil from vitamin E capsule, rub gently on the stretch mark for a few minutes and leave it. Repeat thrice a day.


  • Egg Whites;

Its obvious that eggs highly contains protein but here we are in need of just the white part of the egg which contains amino acid and protein.

How to use this, separate the white egg from the yoke. Clean the affected part of the skin with clean water, rub the egg white and allow to dry completely then rinse off. Then apply olive oil to moisturize your skin.


  • Sugar;

Sugar improves circulation and enhances healing capacity of the stretch marks.

How to use this, mix the sugar with almond oil and lemon juice, apply gently on the stretch marks for some minutes, then rinse away, Apply thrice a day.


  • Almond Oil;

Almond Oil has vitamin E and essential nutrients that nourishes, heals the skin quickly thereby giving the skin a nice complexion.

How to use this, heat the almond oil slightly and apply gently on the stretch marks then allow it to dry.


  • Lemon Juice;

Lemon juice as we know is naturally acidic and helps in healing and reducing stretch marks and other skin problems.

How to use this, apply fresh lemon juice on the stretch marks,allow to sink into the skin for about 15minutes before rinsing out with clean water.

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