Stretch marks is a common problem that affects both men and women. They are stubborn lines that are often seen on thighs, waist, lower back, hips, breasts and underarms. Stretch marks often affects people's confidence.
Stretch marks are caused by Pregnancy, body building, weight gain, puberty, some are genetic while others are caused by health conditions such as Cushing's syndrome.
Having stretch marks isn't an indication of being ill. Here are some natural remedies that can help you lighten and get rid of stretch marks permanently.
1. Lemon juice
Lemon is commonly known for it's natural bleaching properties. It is very effective when it comes to reducing the visibility of stretch marks.
Thoroughly wash your lemon and then cut it into two halves, rub it on the affected area before going to bed.
2. Potato juice
When potatoes are regularly used on the skin, they can reduce the visibility of stretch marks. This is because potatoes rejuvenate your skin cells. They also have lightening enzymes which removes dark circles, spots and blemishes from your skin.
Grate potatoes, then squeeze the juice out of them and apply it on your skin, leave it for about 20 minutes then rinse it off using warm water.
3. Black tea
Black tea is enriched with vitamins and minerals. Vitamin B12 found in black tea always controls your skin pigmentation. When black tea is mixed with salt and then applied on the skin, it can be very effective in reducing stretch marks.
Boil 3tps of black tea in one cup of water, then add salt. Let it cool and apply on the affected area.
4. Coconut and grapefruit
Coconut oil is a very good skin moisturizer, while grapefruit juice contains vitamin C which exfoliates, lightens and nourishes your skin.
When coconut oil and grapefruit juice are mixed together, they can reduce the visibility of stretch marks.
Put 3tps of pure coconut oil and 2tps of grapefruit juice in a clean bowl, mix them well and then apply on the affected area before bedtime.
5. Cocoa butter
Natural cocoa butter is very effective when it comes to repairing dry skin and fading away stretch marks. It also removes wrinkles and blemishes from your skin.
Just apply cocoa butter on the stretch marks before going to bed.
When using home remedies your patience and consistency is highly advised.
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