A common problem for both men and women, stretch marks are stubborn and they can affect your confidence. Whether it’s due to pregnancy or sudden weight gain, this is one beauty woe that can be commonly seen on the waist, thighs, lower backs, hips, breasts, arms, and buttocks.
Typically, stretch marks appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin. These lines are a different color and texture than your normal skin, and they range from purple to bright pink to light gray. They occur when the dermal layer of the skin is suddenly overstretched, as in the case of pregnancy or sudden weight gain.
While they aren’t an indication of ill health, their appearance can be rather ugly and downright embarrassing.
Today, we will tell you the best remedies to make these stretch marks less visible. From aloe vera, rosehip oil, potato juice, cocoa butter to honey, and more…
1. Sugar Scrub
Sugar is a natural physical exfoliant. This means it can work off dead skin cells, boosting the health and appearance of your skin and even allowing skin care products to penetrate more deeply.
You can make a simple sugar scrub at home that can help fade away stretch marks. Combine 1 cup sugar with ¼ cup of a softening agent, like almond oil or coconut oil. Mix to create a thick, coarse consistency like wet sand. Add some lemon juice. Scrub this mixture over stretch marks for 8 to 10 minutes, and then rinse.
Use it several times a week until the marks fade. Do you prefer buying cosmetics from the store or making your own at home? Which one out of the two do you think is more effective?