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Home Remedies To Fade Stretch Marks

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Gymming or pregnancy, weight gain or weight loss, the ultimate result -stretch marks. Men or women this is a huge concern for everyone. These ugly looking lines can ruin the look of any sleeveless top or short length dresses.

What are stretch marks?

Red or pink streaks that are formed on the skin, in the abdomen, thighs, arms, breasts and buttocks region are called stretch marks.

Causes:

When the skin stretches beyond its capacity, the collagen (a protein found in the skin) weakens and stops production, this results in stretch marks.

• Puberty: Youngsters undergo a rapid growth at this stage. There is a sudden weight gain or weight loss that can result in stretch marks.

• Pregnancy: A period of excessive weight gain as the foetus grows. The stretched skin, during this time, is suddenly shrunk to its normal size. This leaves stretch marks on the skin. The stretch marks caused during pregnancy are called striae gravidarum.

• Bodybuilding: Sudden growth in muscles cause the skin to stretch. Gymming, weightlifting and intake of steroids cause stretch marks.

There two types of stretch marks, red and white. The red stretch marks show the blood vessels due to stretching of the skin. While the white is the result of shrunk blood vessels.

Flip through the ClipBook to know what are ingredients you can find in your kitchen to fade the marks away.

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1. Argan Oil

If you are a victim of stretch marks, then you should try out Argan oil. It is enriched with Vitamin E and fatty acids that will fade the stretch marks. It also benefits acne-prone skin without drying it.

2. Lemon Juice

One effective remedy for stretch marks can be found in your kitchen. We are talking about lemon juice. It contains natural bleaching properties and reduces the visibility of stretch marks considerably

3. Sugar

Sugar is disaccharide sucrose (50% glucose and 50% fructose) that can easily enter the skin cells and repair the damage. It is a natural scrub that will remove the dead skin cells and regenerate skin cells, which in turn reduces the stretch marks.

4. Potato Juice

Did you know that potato juice is good for the skin? It is loaded with niacin and Vitamin C that has been shown to work effectively on stretch marks.

5. Aloe Vera

When it comes to skin problems, aloe vera can do wonders. It has enough water content and nutrients to repair and rebuild the damaged skin cells. The collagen content helps in the elasticity of the skin. This helps in faster healing of stretch marks.

6. Coffee

To all the coffee lovers out there, now you have another to love coffee! Caffeine is known to protect your skin and promote blood circulation. This helps in reducing stretch marks and maintaining elasticity of the skin

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a saviour for the skin. It contains acetic and malic acid that exfoliates the epidermis and leaves a smooth and evenly pigmented skin. It is an effective remedy for stretch marks.

8. Turmeric

There is simply nothing that turmeric can't fix on the skin. This natural antiseptic has curcumin a bioactive component that has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce the visibility of stretch marks.

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