How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Fast

Stretch marks can be such an eyesore and there’s nothing women won’t do to get rid of it – fast. You can actually do so by consulting your dermatologist who would most likely prescribe topical creams or gels. Before going to buy these recommendations though, how about holding your horses for a second and check out these natural remedies listed below? They’re just as effective but the major plus factor is they’re guaranteed safe on skin with no harmful side effects.

1. Potato Juice

To get rid of ugly stretch marks, the best and easiest way is to use potato juice. Its rich vitamin and mineral content plays an essential role in the skin’s growth and restoration. Simply take a medium-sized potato and cut it into thick slices. Rub one of the potato pieces gently on the skin with stretch marks for a few minutes. Make sure that the liquid from the potato pieces get in touch with the skin. Let the potato juice dry on skin for some time and then clean skin with lukewarm water afterwards.

Photo by miserychick on Flickr

Photo by miserychick on Flickr

2. Aloe Vera

The aloe vera leaf has essential nutrients and active compounds effective in treating minor burns but its healing and soothing properties are useful in getting rid of stretch marks. Rub aloe vera directly on the affected area of the skin and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. You can also make a mixture of 1/4 cup aloe vera, oil from 10 Vitamin E capsules and oil from 5 Vitamin A capsules. Rub this mixture daily onto affected area until fully absorbed. Repeat the process daily and see results sooner.

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Photo by Powerhouse Museum on Flickr

3. Cocoa Butter

Also beneficial in eliminating stretch marks, apply cocoa butter over affected area at least two times a day and in a month or two, you’ll see results of less visible stretch marks. An alternative would be to mix 1/2 cup of cocoa butter. one tablespoon of wheat germ oil, two teaspoons of grated beeswax and one teaspoon each of apricot kernel oil and vitamin E oil. Heat this mixture until the beeswax melts down. Store this mixture in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Applying this to your marks two to three times daily not only fades it, it makes skin more hydrated and smooth too.

Photo by joana hard on Flickr

Photo by joana hard on Flickr

4. Lemon Juice

Because it’s naturally acidic, lemon juice is very helpful in dealing with stretch marks, skin injuries, acne and other scars. Simply rub a fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks in a circular motion. Let the lemon juice soak into your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Regular use will enable stretch marks to fade away. You can also mix the lemon juice with cucumber fruit juice and see results that’s just as effective.

Photo by tö on Flickr

Photo by tö on Flickr

5. Olive Oil

Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, the olive oil is one of the most inexpensive ways to free skin from ugly stretch marks. With a slightly warm pure olive oil, massage it onto stretch marks. Such application improves blood circulation and reduce stretch marks to a great extent. Leave it for 30 minutes to enable Vitamins A, D and E present in the oil to be dissolved inside the skin properly. You can also mix the olive oil with water and vinegar to use it as a night cream that will keep your skin moisturized and exfoliated.

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Photo by kanshiketsu on Flickr

6. Egg Whites

A rich source of protein and amino acids, egg whites can be used to treat stretch marks too. Whip the egg whites of 2 eggs gently with a fork. Apply the thick layer formed with a makeup brush to the cleaned affected skin area. Allow the egg whites to dry completely and then rise with cold water. finally, apply some olive oil onto skin to keep it moisturized. Do this daily for 2 weeks in order to get desired results.

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These are just five of the many natural remedies there are which can help in eliminating the eye sore of stretch marks fast. The best part of these methods are they are completely safe to do on skin as there are no harmful chemicals involved in the whole process. So if you want to say goodbye to stretch marks fast without the risk of harming your skin, go for these alternative ways.

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