When our skin is stretched excessively, stretch marks appear. It is a skin phenomenon that generally appears during pregnancy, after sudden weight loss or gain, or even during growth in adolescence. Taking certain medications can also cause stretch marks to appear. Either way, stretch marks aren’t always pretty to look at. So how do you get rid of it with homemade solutions?
Water is one of the easiest and most effective solutions to reduce stretch marks. When you drink water, you hydrate your skin and make it more supple and softer. In this sense, your skin will have a tighter appearance even if it means removing any reliefs caused by stretch marks. Well hydrated skin also prevents the appearance of new stretch marks. So, you need to drink at least two liters of water a day for the water to work.
Using aloe vera
Aloe vera is a plant known for its healing and soothing properties. In this sense, aloe vera can also be used as a treatment to reduce, or even eliminate, stretch marks. To do this, take an aloe vera leaf, break it off and apply the inside of the leaf (where there is the aloe vera gel) directly to the affected body part. Let sit for a few minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. This action can be done once a day: when you wake up or in the evening. Alternatively, you can also use aloe vera gel directly.
Egg whites are rich in vitamins and amino acids. Hence, they can perfectly serve as a treatment for stretch marks by repairing the damaged skin. To do this, beat the egg whites until stiff, beating them gently. Once done, apply the mounted egg white to the affected area using a brush or sponge. Then leave it on until the egg white dries up and rinse off with cold water afterwards. Finally, finish the treatment by hydrating your skin by applying a thin layer of vegetable oil.
In short, here are three simple and effective solutions that you can try at home if you want to get rid of your stretch marks. Anyway, if these persist, we advise you to opt for more radical solutions such as laser or micro-dermabrasion. However, before applying them, remember to consult the advice of your doctor and dermatologist.