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Stretch marks are form of scars on the skin and they can be so hard to remove .Stretch marks often appears after pregnancy, weight fluctuations (gaining and losing weight), they can also be as a result of steroid drugs. What is quite bad about stretch mark is that it does not care if you are fat or slim; it affects both slim persons but is seen more in fat persons.

There are several ways in which one can get rid of stretch marks from the skin, you could buy cream or oils for stretch marks but most times these creams do not work. I had this friend that stretch mark was a major issue for; she had it on almost all parts of her body; on her upper arms, at the back of her knee, her tummy and ass. She had bought different creams, oil, lotions for stretch marks and still no result she concluded that there was no remedy for stretch marks and that it would leave itself. Years later, I saw her and all stretch marks on her body was completely off I asked her what she did and she said she used some natural remedies in getting rid of these marks and she shared them with me.
This was what she shared for me plus I made some researches and I came up with these 5 natural ways to get rid of stretch marks:

1. You will need the following for this step:
• Sugar
• Olive oil or castor oil
• Lemon juice
• Vitamin E capsule
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until you get a smooth paste, you will need a pin or needle to punch a hole on the capsule. Apply on areas where you have stretch marks in a circular motion until it is completely absorbed on the skin, repeat for weeks and in no time these stretch marks would disappear.


2. Aloe Vera Gel

Apply the gel of Aloe Vera on stretch marks and leave for 2 hours then wash off with water. Aloe Vera contains plant collagen which repairs the skin. Apply the gel like 3-4 times in a week and with time these marks would disappear.


3. Potato juice

Cut potato into half and apply on the affected areas, make sure the juice from the potato is all over the stretch marks. Leave for 10-20 minutes then wash off.
This is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get rid of stretch marks but not everyone knows about it, with just 100 naira you would get potatoes. Potato contains fatty acid, phytochemicals like carotenoids and polyphenols. It also contains vitamin C, B-complex, magnesium, phosphorous etc. Potato is capable of stimulating collagen which helps in fading these marks.


4. Egg white

Separate the egg white from the York and beat with a fork, apply on areas where you have stretch marks and leave for some minutes. Wash off with water and allow to dry, then apply a moisturizer preferably olive oil or coconut oil
The usefulness of egg white to the skin is no longer news; egg white is rich in vitamin A and also collagen which helps in fading scars on the skin. Egg white has a lot of skin benefits it can also be use as a mask in getting rid of pimples and spots when mixed with other natural ingredients.


5. Make your own ‘stretch mark’ cream

Instead of wasting money buying inorganic creams for stretch marks, you can actually make yours at home which would be way cheaper and inexpensive plus is safer. You need;
• Shea butter
• Cocoa butter
• Vitamin E capsule
Mix all ingredients in a bowl very well and use daily on areas with stretch marks and with time all marks would fade away. So easy Right!

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1 Comment

  1. Africa Linked

    February 9, 2018 at 6:31 AM

    Thanks for this writeup, been wondering how to get rid of stretch marks

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