Stretch marks are long or visible stripes, or lines that develop on the skin. Mostly women usually suffer from problem of stretch marks after pregnancy, but pregnancy is not the only cause for it.
Stretch marks occur due to sudden weight gain or weight loss. Anyone can develop stretch marks and they tend to affect more women than men. Stretch marks are not dangerous for health but they tend to have an effect on people’s confidence.
The most common areas affected include:
People often end up adopting various beauty treatments to get rid of stretch marks. However, not many realize that chemical-based beauty treatments also come along with their own sets of side-effects. In order to avoid harmful side-effects, one can bring to use some effective home remedies. There are various natural products that can help reduce stretch marks and lighten them if not make them disappear completely.
Here are a few effective home remedies to reduce stretch marks :
1.Aloe vera has great healing properties that helps to regenerate skin tissue and helps in reducing the stretch marks. Take the fresh aloe vera gel and gently massage onto the areas with stretch marks and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Do it daily and wash off with lukewarm water.
2. Use almond and coconut oil in equal quantities and massage it on the skin regularly to reduce the stretch marks. This home remedy is absolutely natural with no harmful side-effects.
3.Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and can keep the skin moisturized and is effective in reducing stretch marks. Massage it onto the affected area for 5-10 minutes and leave it on overnight.
4. Applying Argan oil improves skin elasticity and hydration levels and helps to keepyour skin healthy and may fade stretch marks gradually.