Best Ways to Get Rid Of Stretch Marks

Long streaks that develop on the skin and have a different color than the rest of the skin are known as stretch marks. They generally develop in pregnant women or people who have undergone excessive weight loss or lift weights to build muscles. Basically, due to constant stretching, a layer of skin tears out and as a result, stretch marks develop. The bad news is that stretch marks can be genetic in nature, but the good news is that these marks can easily fade away with time.

Sometimes the marks fade with skin replenishment, but other times, they need extra care and effort to disappear. Here are certain remedies that help in getting rid of stretch marks:

Essential oil massage:

One of the best ways to get rid of any kind of stretch marks is massaging, and this, coupled with the action of essential oils used for the same purpose can work wonders for the marks on the skin. Massaging with essential oils helps in improving blood circulation that in turn helps in reducing stretch marks.

Exfoliation:

Constant exposure to the environment turns the skin cells dead and they accumulate if not exfoliated from time to time. Using a loofah to exfoliate the skin is a good option. This also helps in reducing stretch marks.

Aloe vera gel:

The aloe vera plant has amazing medicinal properties. Take out the gel from the plant and grind it with some Vitamin E oil. Apply this on to the affected area and visible results will be seen in a very short span of time.

Lemon:

The juice of one lemon is enough if someone wants to get rid of stretch marks. Lemon juice is said to have bleaching properties and can easily fade away the redness of marks on the skin. Apply the juice onto the affected area and leave for 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

Water therapy:

Drinking ample amount of water everyday really helps in many ways. It helps in reducing bloating, getting rid of acne and reducing stretch marks. One must have about 8–10 glasses of water everyday as a ritual to reduce stretch marks on the skin.

Vitamin E:

Vitamin E helps in producing new skin cells that provide extra shine and also help in getting rid of stretch marks. Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E and application of almond oil on to the affected area will bring about definite results.