Article By: Hadia Hassan
Have you ever stood in front of a mirror and stared at the stretch marks on your body? This is followed by you wondering how you’re going to get rid of them. Especially, if it’s the first time that you’ve spotted them on your body it can come as quite a shock! They make your perfectly flawless skin seem so unappealing. When the skin is constantly stretched and contracted it causes these lines to appear on your body. Pregnancy and rapid weight gain can cause stretch marks and age is another factor that contributes to their occurrence. Basically, stretch marks are scars or lines under the epidermis. And even if they do appear on your skin ladies then believe us when we say that your body is not ruined! You are a tiger who has earned herself some stripes!
However, if you do find them bothersome then we have compiled a list of home remedies that will help you eradicate them!
The leaves of the lady’s mantle plant have anti-inflammatory properties and they help in healing the damaged tissue. You can get some leaves from the plant and boil them in water for about ten minutes. Then apply this to your stretch marks every day with the help of a cloth and do this at least thrice every day for good results.
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Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid and maleic acid. Both these components help heal damaged tissue. Spray some apple cider vinegar on your stretch marks and let it stay overnight. Rinse it off in the shower the next day! You can also add some moisturizer to it if the winter season has left you with dry parched skin.
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It is widely known that aloe vera helps with sunburnt as well as inflamed skin. It helps soothe rashes and has an overall cooling effect on our skin. You can simply apply aloe vera to your skin and watch in awe as it leaves your skin flawless ad soft!
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Hyaluronic acid helps with a lot of skin issues such as acne and the list goes on. Furthermore, it also helps with collagen production in our body. Since, collagen is an extremely important protein for our skin, it is imperative that you either ingest hyaluronic acid capsules or simply buy a serum with hyaluronic acid in it and apply it to your stretch marks. The Ordinary makes hyaluronic acid products that you should use on your skin.
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Vitamin A is also considered a retinoid. Retinoids in general help prevent early aging and contribute to overall skin health. They also make your skin look smoother and younger looking for longer!
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These are 5 simple ways in which you can get rid of stretch marks! Forget those awful stretch marks already and have everyone marvel at your skin!