2 Ways to Remove Stretch Marks Naturally
Depending on how severe they are it may be more or less difficult to remove your stretch marks. If they still have a reddish coloration it’s possible that you can make them completely disappear
Stretch marks can be a headache for a lot of people. They’re normally thought to be a nuisance only for women but men can also suffer from them.
We’re referring to those irregular lines that are reddish in color on the surface of the skin.
They’re the result of a stretching process that occurs in the upper layers of your skin, especially just under the surface.
The problems associated with stretch marks are typically associated with their appearance.
People usually find that they affect their self-esteem and become nervous about exposing their bodies in public (swimming pools, the beach, other locations) because of what people might say about them.
The most influential factors and locations of stretch marks
Like any other cosmetic issue, there are certain factors that influence their appearance, and some are more easily controlled than others.
In the case of stretch marks, their presence is attributed to fluctuations in the body weight. This means that your weight has gone up and down in an uncontrolled manner.
But weight isn’t the only influential factor associated with the appearance of stretch marks.
A growth spurt during puberty is another common cause, as your skin starts to stretch to the point of losing its elasticity, resulting in those bright marks.
Another factor that regularly causes the appearance of stretch marks is pregnancy. In these cases the marks are located in the abdominal region and on the sides.
Based on the above factors, it’s easy to pinpoint parts of the body where these reddish marks will most likely appear, although they can be influenced by a variety of other factors.
The key regions are the abdominal area, the breasts, the buttocks, the thighs, and the hips. Although they all start out with a reddish color, there are other shades, like tan and white. It varies from person to person.
Natural ways to treat stretch marks
Stretch marks are a skin condition that easily evolves or advances. This means that not all of your stretch marks are at the same stage.
For this reason, some of them can be eliminated and others can only be treated.
In general terms, these are divided up with respect to their appearance. The newest ones maintain that reddish hue while the ones that have been on the skin for the longest time are normally white.
As mentioned above, both types can be treated. Red stretch marks are much easier to erase and can even be eliminated.
Below we’ll show you some natural alternatives to treat them properly.
1. Lemon and olive oil
Lemon is a citrus fruit that’s very popular based on its medical and aesthetic applications.
Thanks to its exfoliating and whitening properties it’s great for use on the skin. It is the citric acid that causes this, one of the main components of lemons.
On the other hand, olive oil is another very beneficial ingredient that promotes the health of the skin, thanks to its content of vitamin E – an essential nutrient for the dermis.
If you use them together, these ingredients form a great natural alternative to fight stretch marks and leave your skin looking radiant as well.
- 1/2 of a lemon
- 10 drops of extra virgin olive oil
- Rub the half lemon over the area where the stretch marks are to soak them in juice.
- At the same time, perform a circular massage that lasts about 10 minutes.
- Wait 10 additional minutes and massage the extra virgin olive oil into the skin until it is absorbed completely.
2. Red grapesGrapes are usually intended for consumption as a light and natural snack. But few people are aware of how healthy they can be for your skin.
These small, delicious fruits have very powerful antioxidant properties, so they can help improve the appearance of light stretch marks.
- 10 red grapes
- 1 cup of plain yogurt (200 g)
Preparation and application
- Without removing the skin or seeds, mash the grapes and store them in a bowl.
- Add the cup of plain yogurt to the mashed grapes and mix well.
- Apply this mixture to your stretch marks using a circular massage.
- Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Try it today!