How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks? (Infographic)

Megan had been on the heavier side until she decided to shed those extra pounds. So she worked hard to lose weight and flaunt a toned body in a bikini or a tube top. She got the desired figure but to her dismay, she found ugly stretch marks all around her waist, her arms, and even stretch marks on her breasts. This was such a big put off for her. So she was worried and tensed thinking how get rid of her stretch marks fast.

Stretch mark is a common problem for people who experience rapid physical changes due to weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy or puberty.

What Are Stretch Marks?

Human skin is elastic in nature. It comprises of 3 layers: the top layer that you can see and touch, called the Epidermis; the middle layer called Dermis and the last layer called Hypodermis.

When you rapidly lose or gain weight, the skin contracts and expands accordingly. This results in the collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis to tear and you can see the appearance of reddish or purplish marks on the skin known as striae or stretch marks.

Stretch marks are common to both men and women and they appear on the fatty areas of your body, such as the breasts, lower abdomen, upper arms, underarms, hips, buttocks, thighs and back.

What Causes Stretch Marks?

  1. Puberty: Puberty is the transition period between childhood and adulthood. It starts at the age of 11 years and extends to 16 or 17 years. Children experience a growth spurt as they grow taller and bigger. The skin sometimes is unable to keep pace with the physical changes of the body and hence stretch marks appear on the skin that may remain for a few years. This type of stretch marks is called striae atrophicae of adolescence.
  2. Pregnancy: The hormonal changes and weight gain during pregnancy can contribute to the breaking of the dermis and appearance of stretch marks on the skin in pregnancy. As the baby bump becomes bigger, it stretches the skin around the stomach and soon after the delivery of the child, the stomach shrinks back, which makes the stretch marks look worse on the loose skin. This type of stretch marks is called striae gravidarum.
  3. Rapid Weight Loss or Weight Gain: Since the nature of the human skin is elastic, it stretches or contracts with the weight gain or weight loss, respectively. Stretching of the skin tears the dermal layer and hence the stretch marks appear. This type of stretch marks is called striae distensae.
  4. Genetics: If your parents have had stretch marks, then you are most likely to have them too. Scientists have also found that mutations in certain genes may lead to stretch marks in some people.
  5. Corticosteroid Use: Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medicines that are used to cure medical conditions like arthritis, lupus, asthma, and COPD. Corticosteroids taken in the form of tablets can cause rapid weight gain resulting in stretch marks. Some creams and lotions used to treat skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis also contain corticosteroids. Long term use of such creams or lotions may lead to thinning and weakening of the skin.
  6. Body Building: Body builders very commonly face this problem of stretch marks. Rapid growth in muscle mass and sometimes misuse of anabolic steroids to accelerate the growth of muscle lead to the appearance of stretch marks in men.

Symptoms of Stretch Marks

Who likes stretch marks on his/her skin? Everyone wants to get rid of stretch marks fast. To fade them, first you have to know the signs or symptoms of stretch marks. Generally stretch marks can be seen at the places where more fat is deposited. Here are some signs, which will help you to identify the development of stretch marks.

  • The skin looks flattened and thin before the stretch marks develop.
  • Red, pink or purple lines will appear on the skin.
  • Stretch marks feel soft when you touch them.
  • In the initial stage, the lines are wrinkly and raised a bit.
  • They appear like scars.

Types of Stretch Marks:

  1. Red Stretch Marks: The stretch marks appear reddish or purplish in the early stage of tearing of the collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis later. At this stage, you may experience a lot of itching around these stretch marks. It is easier to get rid of red stretch marks faster because they are new.
  2. White or Silvery Stretch Marks: The reddish stretch marks turn white or silvery after 2 months or so but the itching sensation subsides. Since the white stretch marks are mature, it might take longer treat it.

Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

Like Megan, are you also experiencing stretch mark problems Are ugly stretch marks on your stomach and arms embarrassing you and keeping you away from wearing your favorite clothes? Are you desperate to know how to get rid of stretch marks? No worries now as there are many natural ways to get rid of stretch marks. You can either follow dietary or topical remedies or both to treat the stretch marks.

Dietary Remedies:

  1. Water: Drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily is very good for the skin. Restoring the elasticity hydration helps to keep the skin supple and soft. This will contribute to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
  2. Vitamin C: While water keeps the skin hydrated, right foods will help nourish the skin. Foods like berries, raw cabbage, citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, melons, peas, peppers, broccoli, pineapple, spinach, tomatoes and turnips etc., offers you the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps our bodies to fight the toxins or free radicals. With adequate Vitamin C intake, the skin scars heal faster.
  3. Vitamin E: Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that fights free radicals while deeply nourishing the skin. Foods like almonds, raw seeds like pumpkin and sesame, Swiss chards, hazelnut, pine nut, spinach, avocado, broccoli, parsley, papaya, olives etc., are rich sources of Vitamin E. So consume these foods daily to get rid of stretch marks.
  4. Gelatin: Gelatin contains collagen. Collagen is also present in your skin and it is responsible for providing elasticity to your skin. Bone broth (chicken, lamb or beef) is an excellent natural source of gelatine in your diet.
  5. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids also promote elasticity in the skin. Foods like flax seed, chia seeds, salmon, sardines, cod liver, walnuts, soybean, beef, tofu, shrimps, Brussel sprouts, and cauliflower can go a long way in keeping the stretch marks at bay.

Topical Home Remedies:

The topical home remedies for stretch marks include the application of oils, fruits and many other herbal products to treat the issue. The ingredients and the application process of the home remedies for stretch marks are given below.

Oils for Stretch Marks

The oil massage is nourishing for the skin and a well-tested method to remove stretch marks. The oil massage is quite soothing and easy to apply. Let’s look in detail about how to get rid of stretch marks using oil massage.

Vitamin E Oil:

Vitamin EVitamin E oil, cocoa and shea butter, all put together is a magical remedy for stretch marks. All the 3 ingredients have an excellent quality that allows them to penetrate deep into the skin as well as healing and repairing the scars and wounds caused due to stretching of the skin. You can make your own cocoa-shea butter at home to fade stretch marks fast.

Ingredients

  • Cocoa butter- 2 tsp
  • Shea butter- 2tsp
  • Vitamin E oil- 1 tsp

How to Apply

  1. Take 2 tsp each of cocoa butter and shea butter in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Heat it for 20 seconds in the microwave.
  3. When the butter starts melting, add 1 tsp of Vitamin E oil to it.
  4. Store the melted butter in a container.
  5. The butter will cool down to a solid state, but it will melt and be absorbed by your skin whenever you apply it.
  6. Apply this cream on your stretch mark prone areas at least twice every day to get rid of stretch marks

Moroccan Argan Oil:

Moroccan argan oil is tremendously beneficial for the skin and is considered as one of the best stretch mark removal home remedies. It helps in stopping the breaking and tearing of collagen and elastin in the skin. You can use this oil to get rid of red stretch marks faster. Moroccan argan oil contains phytosterols that can help fade the scars.

Ingredients

  • Moroccan argan oil- 2 tbsp

How to Apply

  1. Take 2 tbsp of Moroccan argan oil in your palms and gently massage it over your stretch marks.
  2. You can apply the oil at least twice a day for best results.

Olive Oil:

Olive OilOlive oil deeply nourishes the skin and has healing properties that can repair the scars deeply.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Warm water- 1 cup
  • Washcloth- 1

How to Apply

  1. Take 2 tbsp of olive oil and heat it for 20 seconds in the microwave oven.
  2. Apply the warm olive oil on your stretch marks and gently massage for 2 minutes.
  3. Now, soak the washcloth in 1 cup of warm water and remove the excess water from it.
  4. Wipe the oil away with a warm washcloth.
  5. Apply this remedy twice a day to reduce the stretch marks.

Castor Oil:

Castor OilCastor oil offers another wonderful oil treatment for scars and stretch marks. It works best with some heat.

Ingredients

  • Castor oil- 2 tbsp
  • Hot water bag- 1 (filled with warm water)

How to Apply

  1. Take 2 tbsp of castor oil and heat it in the microwave oven for 20 seconds.
  2. Now, apply the warm castor oil to your stretch marks and massage gently in a circular motion.
  3. Make use of a heating pad or hot water bag to apply heat and help the oil penetrate deep into the skin and fade the stretch marks fast.

Almond Oil:

Almond OilAlmond oil is a rich source of Vitamin E. It helps in the restoration and repairing of elastin and collagen in the skin.

Ingredients

  • Almond oil- 1 tsp

How to Apply

  1. Take 1 tsp of almond oil and gently massage it on the stretch marks till the oil gets completely absorbed by the skin.
  2. Apply the almond oil on the stretch marks daily at least two times to get rid of it.

Coconut Oil:

Coconut OilCoconut oil for stretch marks is a tried and tested remedy. Coconut oil has antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. They can soothe and heal the itchy red stretch marks.

Method 1: Coconut Oil with Lavender Oil

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • Lavender oil- 1 tsp
  • Tea tree oil- 2 to3 drops

How to Apply

  1. Take 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 tsp lavender oil and 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to it.
  3. Mix all the oils well and apply it daily on your stretch mark prone areas for better results.
  4. You can add a few drops of chamomile oil to fade the stretch marks fast.

Method 2: Coconut Oil with Grape Juice

Grape is a natural skin lightener and also helps to remove stretch marks. Coconut oil increases the elasticity of the skin.

Ingredients

  • Grape juice – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut oil – 3 tbsp

How to Apply

  1. Take 1 tbsp of grape juice and add 3 tbsp of coconut oil to it.
  2. Mix them well and massage it on your stretch marks.
  3. Repeat this twice in a day for a month to get rid of stretch marks using coconut oil.

Juices for Stretch Mark

Application of the juice of different vegetable and fruits can reduce stretch marks. The juices help to fade the stretch marks fast and improve the elasticity of your skin. Read on to know how to get rid of stretch marks using juices.

Lemon Juice:

Lemon JuiceLemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that can lighten the scars and stretch marks. The Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Vitamin C in the lemon juice will exfoliate the dead skin cells, allowing the moisture to penetrate deep inside.

Method 1: Direct Application of Lemon Juice

Ingredients

  • Lemon- 1
  • Knife- 1

How to Apply

  1. Take a lemon, cut it into halves with the help of a knife and rub the half-cut lemon on your stretch marks gently.
  2. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wipe it clean.
  3. Apply the lemon juice daily to reduce the stretch marks.

Method 2: Lemon Juice with Honey

Ingredients

  • Lemon- ½ piece
  • Honey- 1 tsp

How to Apply

  1. Lemon juice with honey is also a good remedy for stretch marks.
  2. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and mix it with 1 tsp of honey.
  3. Leave this mixture on your stretch marks for 10 minutes and then wipe it clean.
  4. Repeat this procedure every day to get rid of stretch marks.

Method 3: Lemon and Glycerine

Glycerine is very helpful to your skin in many ways as it works as a cleanser and also as a toner. It also works well on stretch marks when it is mixed with lemon juice, which is a good source of citric acid. The combination of both the ingredients effectively moisturizes your skin along with removing the stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Glycerine – 1 to 2 drops
  • Lemon – ½ piece

How to Apply

  1. Take 2 drops of glycerine on the half-cut lemon piece.
  2. Rub it on your stretch marks gently.
  3. Do this 2 times in a day.
  4. Repeat this remedy daily to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Potato Juice:

PotatoPotato is a rich source of vitamins like Vitamin C, B complex and minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. It also contains phytochemicals, like polyphenols and carotenoids.

Ingredients

  • Potato- 1

How to Apply

  1. Take a potato, cut it into half and rub the half-cut potato on your stretch marks gently.
  2. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wipe your skin clean.
  3. With regular use of this remedy, your stretch marks will fade gradually

Cucumber Juice:

CucumberCucumber also works wonders in healing and lightening the appearance of stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Cucumber- 1

How to Apply

  1. Cut the cucumber into thick slices and rub the slices on the stretch marks.
  2. Let the juice get absorbed by your skin.
  3. Leave the juice on the skin for 10 minutes and then wipe it clean.
  4. Use this remedy regularly to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Tomato Juice:

Hot Tomato SoupTomato juice also works effectively to lighten the scars.

Ingredients

  • Tomato- 1

How to Apply

  1. You can slice a tomato and rub the slices directly and gently on your skin.
  2. Leave the juice on your skin for 10 minutes and then wipe it clean.
  3. Follow this process daily to get rid of stretch marks.

Aloe Vera

Aloe VeraAloe vera is an excellent source of plant collagen, which work wonders in healing and repairing the skin deeply.

Method 1: Direct Application of Aloe Vera

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera leaf- 1

How to Apply

  1. Take an aloe leaf and break it.
  2. Now de-thorn it and remove the green outer skin of it.
  3. Scrap and collect the sticky gooey gel of the leaf in a container.
  4. You can apply this fresh aloe vera gel to your stretch mark prone areas.
  5. Leave the gel until it dries.
  6. Wash it off with water.
  7. Repeat the remedy twice a day until to get rid of stretch marks on breasts, thighs, hips, etc.

Method 2: Aloe Vera Gel with Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel- ¼ cup
  • Olive oil- ½ cup
  • Vitamin E- 6 capsules
  • Vitamin A- 4 capsules

How to Apply

  1. Mix 1/2 cup of olive oil with a 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel.
  2. Take 6 Vitamin E capsules and 4 Vitamin A capsules.
  3. Cut them open and empty them into the olive oil and aloe vera mix.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well together and store it in a container and refrigerate.
  5. You can apply this gel and gently massage it on your skin daily to get rid of stretch marks.

Method 3: Aloe-Coffee Mix

Don’t discard the ground coffee from your coffee maker. Use it as a remedy for your stretch marks. When you apply ground coffee to your skin, the caffeine stimulates the blood flow and circulation. It also promotes cell regeneration.

Ingredients

  • Grounded coffee- 2 tsp
  • Aloe vera gel- 1 tsp

How to Apply

  1. Take 2 tsp of ground coffee.
  2. Add 1 tsp of fresh aloe vera gel to it and mix well to make a fine paste.
  3. Apply the paste on your stretch marks and rub gently.
  4. Now allow the paste to remain on your skin for 20 minutes and then clean it with water.
  5. Use this remedy every day to get rid of stretch marks

Method 4: Aloe Vera and Sandalwood

Both aloe vera and sandalwood are the herbs, which are already proved in curing many skin diseases. If you mix both of them, they will give excellent results. Both of them will help you to get rid of stretch marks on breasts, stomach and wherever they are.

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera extract – ½ cup
  • Sandalwood powder – ½ cup

How to Apply

  1. Take ½ cup of aloe vera extract and add ½ cup sandalwood powder to it.
  2. Mix them well to make a paste and apply it on your stretch marks.
  3. Do massage for 20 minutes and wash off.
  4. Repeat this daily once till your stretch marks vanish completely. .

Egg Whites

egg whiteEgg white treatment is one the best remedies for stretch marks. The egg white is a rich source of collagen, Vitamin A and proteins. It contains almost 40 different proteins. It repairs and heals the scars and marks magically.

Method 1: Application of Egg White

Ingredients

  • Egg white- ½ cup
  • Cotton pad- 1

How to Apply

  1. Simply beat a ½ cup of egg white with a beater until it becomes fluffy.
  2. Apply it to your stretch marks using a cotton pad.
  3. Leave it on your skin for 15 minutes and then wash it with water.
  4. Pat dry the affected areas.
  5. Use it twice a week to reduce the stretch marks.

Method 2: Egg White and Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • Egg white- 1
  • Olive oil- ½ cup

How to Apply

  1. Using a hand blender, blend 2 egg whites until they become white and fluffy.
  2. Using a spatula, fold in half a cup of olive oil gently and mix well.
  3. Apply this mixture to your stretch marks and massage gently.
  4. Leave the mixture on your skin for 10 minutes and then wash the area thoroughly.
  5. Do it regularly to fade the stretch marks fast.

Apricot Mask

Apricot ScrubApricots are rich sources of Vitamin C, which enables them to heal the damaged skin from deep inside. Apricot oil also helps in maintaining the elasticity of the skin and reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Apricots- 2

How to Apply

  1. Take 2 apricots, deseed them and remove the skin.
  2. Grind the flesh into a fine paste.
  3. Apply the paste to your skin and leave it for 15 minutes and then wash clean.
  4. Repeat this home remedy daily for best results.

Sugar

SugarSugar is an excellent exfoliating agent and works as a good scrub. The sugar exfoliates the dead skin; almond oil nourishes the skin; and lemon juice lightens the appearance of stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Sugar- 1 tsp
  • Almond oil- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 2 to3 drops

How to Apply

  1. Mix 1tsp of sugar with 1 tsp of almond oil along with 2-3 drops of lemon juice to make a wonderful body scrub.
  2. Apply the scrub on the stretch marks and rub the area gently for 2 minutes.
  3. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wipe off using a wet washcloth.
  4. You can try the sugar scrub with other oils too.
  5. Use this scrub daily before your shower to get rid of stretch marks.

Alfalfa

Alfalfa leaves have 8 essential amino acids in them and they work well on your skin. These leaves are a good source of proteins and Vitamins E, K, and amino acids, which help in nourishing the skin. Vitamin E helps in neutralizing the oxidant effect of free radicals as they damage the collagen and it is the reason for wrinkles. Vitamin K regulates blood clotting and bone mineralization. Alfalfa sprout is very helpful in weight loss and also it is an excellent remedy for stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Alfalfa leaves – 1 cup
  • Chamomile oil – 2 tbsp

How to Apply

  1. Take 1 cup of alfalfa leaves and dry them in order to make a powder.
  2. Use a mortar and pestle to make a fine powder.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of chamomile oil to the alfalfa powder.
  4. Mix it well to make a paste.
  5. Massage your stretch marks with this paste.
  6. Do this 2 to 3 times in a day.
  7. Repeat this daily for 6 to 8 weeks to observe improvement.

Black Tea Massage

Black tea is rich in Vitamin B, C, and E, and this tea is a good source of minerals like magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Not only black tea helps in the removal of stretch marks but also it has many other benefits.

Ingredients

  • Black tea powder – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Water – 1 cup

How to Apply

  1. Take a cup of water and boil it.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of black tea powder and 1 tsp of salt to the water.
  3. Let the water boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Now cool it and apply it on the stretch marks on breasts and wherever you have.
  5. Repeat this process every day until the stretch marks disappear totally. .

White Sandal Wood

White sandalwood gives you a cooling effect and that prevent stretch marks. Sandalwood has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients

  • Sandalwood powder – 1 tbsp
  • Water/Rose Water – 1 ½ tsp

How to Apply

  1. Take 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder into a cup.
  2. Add 1 ½ tsp of water or rose water to it.
  3. Mix them well in order to make a paste.
  4. Apply it on your stretch marks.
  5. Do this daily till to reduce the stretch marks.

Note: You can also use milk cream, aloe vera or almond oil as the alternative for water.

Basil Leaves

Basil LeavesBasil is a wonderful herb that has proved it to cure many skin diseases as it has purifying qualities, hence reduces weight and stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Basil leaves – ¼ cup
  • Water – ½ cup

How to Apply

  1. Take ¼ cup of basil leaves and add water to it.
  2. Grind the basil leaves to make a paste and apply it on your stretch marks.
  3. Follow this method daily to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Avocado

AvocadoAvocado works as an excellent medicine to cure stretch marks. It penetrates into the skin well and restores the essential oils of the body.

Ingredients

  • Avocado – 1

How to Apply

  1. Take out the pulp of the avocado and mash it to get a paste like texture.
  2. Now apply it on the stretch marks.
  3. Follow this home remedy at least twice in a week to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Coconut Milk

Coconut MilkCoconut is one of the most effective home remedies for stretch marks. Coconut milk makes your skin soft and stretchable. It contains vitamins, minerals and water to hydrate your skin.

Ingredients

  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Corn flour – 4 tbsp

How to Apply

  1. Take a cup of coconut milk and add 4 tbsp of corn flour to it.
  2. Mix well to make a paste.
  3. Apply a thick layer of this paste on your stretch marks.
  4. Leave it for 25 to 30 minutes and wash off.
  5. Follow this home remedy this thrice a week to reduce stretch marks on the breast or wherever they are present.
  6. Repeat this method till you get rid of stretch marks.

Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s mantle is an herb, which helps you to reduce stretch marks on the breasts, stomach and on other parts of your body. It inhibits the breakdown of elasticity and connectivity of the skin.

Ingredients

  • Lady’s mantle extract – 1 tbsp
  • Any skin lotion – 10 oz

How to Apply

  1. Take 1 tbsp of lady’s mantle extract and add 10 oz of your skin lotion to it.
  2. Mix well both the ingredients to form a paste.
  3. Now massage your stretch marks with this paste.
  4. Follow this process twice in a day.
  5. Repeat this method until you get rid of stretch marks completely.

Baking Soda

Baking SodaBaking soda is a natural exfoliant and it removes the dead skin cells so that your stretch marks will be removed easily.

Ingredients

  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Body wash – 1

How to Apply

  1. Take a washcloth and squeeze a little amount body wash on it. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to it.
  2. Fold the cloth and rub it with your hands to mix the baking soda with body wash.
  3. Now scrub your stretch marks with it.
  4. Do this daily before taking the shower.
  5. Repeat this till your stretch marks vanish completely.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider VinegarApple cider vinegar contains acetic and malic acid in it and it breaks the scar tissues to reduce the stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 cup
  • Moisturizer – 1
  • Spray bottle – 1

How to Apply

  1. Fill the spray bottle with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar.
  2. Spray it on your stretch marks everyday night before sleeping.
  3. Wash it off next day morning while taking a bath.
  4. Apply a moisturizer after taking a shower as vinegar makes your skin dry.
  5. Repeat this daily to get rid of stretch marks completely.

Rosewater and Glycerine Pack

Rosewater is a good skin toner and glycerine helps to remove your stretch marks fast. Add both of them to get rid of stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Rose water – 2 tsp
  • Glycerine – 1 tsp

How to Apply

  1. Take 2 tsp of rose water and add 1 tsp of glycerine to it.
  2. Mix them well and massage it on your stretch marks till it gets absorbed completely.
  3. Repeat this process daily twice for the removal of the stretch marks.

Milk and Banana Pack

Milk contains Vitamin A, D, thiamine, riboflavin, Niacin as well as other nutrients in small amounts. Milk can also help you to lose weight. The calcium present in the milk helps to cut down the fat and results in weight loss. Milk is also used to remove the stretch marks easily. Banana has many health benefits and also helps you to reduce stretch marks.

Ingredients

  • Creamy milk – 3 tbsp
  • Ripe banana – 1

How to Apply

  1. Take a ripe banana and mash it.
  2. Add 3 tbsp of creamy milk to it.
  3. Mix them well to form a paste and apply it on your stretch marks.
  4. Leave it till it gets dry and then wash off.
  5. Follow this process daily once to get fast results.

Yogurt and Honey Pack

Yogurt contains lactic acid in it and it helps you to lighten your skin by stimulating the collagen. Honey keeps your skin moist and supple.

Ingredients

  • Greek yogurt – 1 cup
  • Honey – 1 tbsp

How to Apply

  1. Take a cup of natural yogurt and add 1 tbsp of honey to it.
  2. Mix them well to form a paste, and apply the paste on your stretch marks.
  3. Leave it on your skin for 25 to 30 minutes and then clean it with water.
  4. Repeat this daily to fade stretch marks fast.

DIY Tiger Salve for Stretch Marks

DIY Tiger Salve nourishes your skin and helps you to remove all the stretch marks on your breast, stomach and also on other parts of your body. Preparing this is very easy.

Ingredients

  • Shea butter – ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil – ¼ cup
  • Almond oil or apricot kernel or olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • Calendula flowers – 2
  • Dried ginger root – ¼ tsp

How to Apply

  1. Take almond or apricot kernel in a double boiler over a small pan of water.
  2. Add calendula flowers and dried ginger to it.
  3. Now bring it to a simmer and wait for half an hour to heat.
  4. Strain the herbs using cheesecloth or a metal strainer.
  5. Now, add shea butter and coconut oil to it.
  6. Heat them in order to melt.
  7. Store it in a small glass jar later.
  8. Use this according to your need to remove stretch marks.
  9. Repeat this daily to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Physical Exercises to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

If you are still wondering about how to get rid of stretch marks quickly, then exercise is the best way to do so. To remove ugly stretch marks, you must have to do some physical exercises like sit-ups, swimming as they will tone your underlying muscles and helps you to get rid of stretch marks.

Exercise for Stretch Marks on Stomach

  1. First lie down flat on your back.
  2. Bend your knees by keeping the feet flat on the floor.
  3. Keep your hands on the sides of your head.
  4. Now, try to lift your upper body a bit from the floor by contracting your abs.
  5. Perform this exercise to get rid of stretch marks quickly.

Exercise for Stretch Marks on Thighs

  1. First sit straight on a chair.
  2. Now put both the hands down to your sides by holding the chair.
  3. Swing your legs now in up and down motion.
  4. This exercise will help you to firm your thighs.
  5. Do this exercise daily morning to remove your stretch marks fast.

Exercise for Stretch Marks on Hips and Buttocks

  1. First lie down flat on your back.
  2. Relax for 5 minutes.
  3. Lift one leg in 90 degree angle.
  4. Remain in the same position till you feel a pull on your buttocks.
  5. Repeat the same for a second leg.
  6. Slowly increase the speed so that you can feel the strain on the buttocks, hips, and thighs.
  7. Repeat this exercise daily to fade your stretch marks.

Exercise for Stretch Marks on Bottom

  1. First lie down facing the floor.
  2. Now put your arms on the sides.
  3. Lift one leg up and then down again.
  4. Repeat the same with the other leg also.
  5. Raise your leg up to 4 to 6 inches from the floor.
  6. Do this exercise daily to get rid of stretch marks.

More Tips to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Along with the above-said remedies, if you also follow these tips, it will be easy to fade your stretch marks. To do exercises is also compulsory. Go through these simple tips to get rid of stretch marks fast.

What to Do

  1. Take the foods, which are rich in proteins, zinc and Vitamin C like the green salad, milk, fish, nuts and citrus fruits. They will help you to remove stretch marks fast.
  2. Practice yoga and the above said exercises.
  3. Drink more water as it important to hydrate your skin always.
  4. You can use retinoic acid cream to reduce stretch marks.
  5. It is better to use egg oil starting from the first trimester of your pregnancy to prevent stretch marks.
  6. You can also use bio oil to fade stretch marks.
  7. Always moisturize your skin.
  8. It is necessary to consult a doctor before taking any medicine, which contains retinoic acid like Renova, Tazorac, Differin etc.

What Not to Do

  1. If you are pregnant, don’t use any creams as they contain many chemicals.
  2. Never scratch the affected area.
  3. Don’t drink tea, coffee or similar beverages, which leads to dehydration.

Try these remedies to get rid of stretch marks and let us know about the most helpful remedy to remove the stretch marks fast .

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    • The most basic thing to remember while using all home remedies for stretch marks is that, do not anticipate overnight result! Continue with the coconut oil and you will start to see improvement in about another 10 days. Give the remedy about 1 month’s time to fully get rid of the marks

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