Stretch marks occur particularly in sensitive areas such as the abdomen, hips, breasts, and the upper thighs, because of weight variations. They are not a medical problem, but an aesthetic one and mostly occur in people who have less elastic skin.
Healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and liquids, is also essential for a healthy, hydrated skin. If you lost or gain weight quickly you may confront stretch marks. Although there is no complete cure for stretch marks, you can try at home a few simple treatments, which greatly blur their appearance.
Egg whites and olive oil treatment. This inexpensive stretch mark treatment has amazing effects. After a few weeks of constant use, you’ll notice that the skin is much smoother and stretch marks are barely observed. It is good to know that stretch marks occur when collagen fibers and proteins in the dermis are affected by the sudden stretching of the skin. Therefore, you have to solve this problem, and egg white is an excellent solution, as it is rich in proteins and amino acids. For this treatment you need: 2 whipped egg whites and ½ cup of olive oil. After you gently exfoliate the skin apply the egg whites on it and let it act until it dries. Rinse whites and hydrate your skin with olive oil.
Aloe Vera treatment. Due to the high collagen, aloe vera is a perfect choice for the stretch marks treatment. If you have an aloe vera plant at home, cut a few leaves and extract the gel. If you don’t have the plant can buy it from the pharmacy. Massage the gel on the affected skin. After 20 minutes, remove with warm water. Stretch mark treatment should be repeated every 2-3 days until you notice an improvement in skin appearance.
Shea Butter. Shea butter is rich in vitamin A and E, which help to regenerate skin cells and improves blood circulation. Shea butter deeply moisturizes dry skin and helps it recover after collagen and elastin fibers were broken.
Almond oil. Rich in fatty acids, it is available in a variety of bottles and brands and is recommended especially for mothers to prevent stretch marks, due toits high skin hydration power. It is also a good anti-inflammatory and suits every skin type, having a magic rejuvenating effect.
Lemon juice and cucumber juice. Another simple remedy for improving stretch marks is the mixture of lemon juice with cucumber juice. This helps to erase stretch marks.
Potato juice. Potato juice contains vitamins and minerals that help skin cells to restore. Take a potato juice and apply it on the skin or cut a potato into slices and apply them to the affected areas until they dry.
Sugar almond oil. In a bowl mix a tablespoon of white sugar with 2 tablespoons of almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. After you mix it well, apply the paste on the affected areas before showering, and leave it on for 10 minutes. For best results, it is important to massage yourself with this paste daily, for one month.