Here are 12 Proven Home Remedies for Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Pregnancy is the most blissful period in the woman’s life but it has come with a lot of ups and downs and natural changes in the body that a woman can’t ignore. You might have a gorgeous and sexy figure before your pregnancy but post-pregnancy many things change with or without willing. There may be sudden gain in weight, color complexion, dark circles, body aches, hunger, etc. And the major change that a mother faces is her imbalanced and unexpected figure with several stretch marks that appears during pregnancy. But can these changes happen to a woman’s body be controlled or diminished? Yes, it is possible to get rid of those stubborn stretch marks with the help of some amazing home remedies.
So if you want to wear your favorite top or dress and flaunt your sexy body parts even post-pregnancy then you can do it now without embarrassment because the remedies we are going to tell you have unbelievable results. So let’s discuss some remedies and let the world wonder by looking at your sexy and without stretch marks figure even after your delivery.
1. Have some massage with oil
Massaging the affected skin is one of the best ways to heal the stretch marks after pregnancy. A gentle massage increases the blood flow and breaks up the scar tissue that causes marks during pregnancy. For massage, you can take almond oil or coconut oil or, argan oil, or olive oil. Apply some oil to your palms and gently massage the affected area for at least two minutes and the area could be your belly, hips, and bust.
2. Apply a specialized cream
While pregnant or post-pregnancy, your doctor would definitely recommend some specialized body firming gel and other medicated ingredients to heal expected body disorders like stretch marks. You should apply them regularly without fail to heal your stretch marks in the deeper layer of the skin while keeping the upper layer soft and supple.
3. Stay hydrated and say bye to stretch marks
Being a mother is a responsible duty and while caring for her child she ignores her own care and forgets many usual things to do even drinking water. You probably heard about how important it is to drink plenty of water. Yes, it is true. Single water may provide various health benefits like it keeps your skin hydrated. Proper consumptions of water enable skin cells to function properly and repair them more efficiently.
4. Let’s keep the skin moisturized
Moisturizing your skin is one of the effective ways to keep your skin healthy. A moisturizer keeps your skin smooth, soft and bright and also helps to maintain outer layer protective and preserves the skin elasticity. Additionally, all this helps to heal your stretch marks too. Although, medical professionals recommend choosing your skincare products carefully when you are still breastfeeding because some of the skin products contain unwanted ingredients that may enter your body finding their way and mix with your breastfeed.
5. Add some exercise in daily routine
Exercise has always been effective for the human body and our parents and medical professionals always recommend practicing regular exercise. Even light exercise like yoga and jogging can do wonders to your body. Exercise could be one of the most effective ways to heal the stretch marks that you’re confronting post-pregnancy. Exercise helps to tighten those stretched muscles and promotes faster healing.
6. Magical Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is the natural health care ingredient that helps to rejuvenate your body, especially skin. Use the fresh gel of Aloe Vera rather than using preservative market items because the pure gel will not only heal your stretch marks but also make your skin smooth. The components contained in it, glucomannan and gibberellins, increase the collagen synthesis and fade stretch marks. Take some fresh aloe vera gel and add Vitamin A and Vitamin E capsules in it. Mix both ingredients well and rub it over the affected area until it is completely absorbed by the skin.
7. Sweet honey can do wonders
Honey has antiseptic properties that help in various health problems. Besides this, it will make most of us wonder when we’ll tell the most interesting fact about honey that it can reduce the stretch marks. Take a cloth with some honey on it. Place the cloth on the affected area and leave it until it gets dry. Rinse off the cloth using lukewarm water. You can also prepare a honey scrub by mixing some of the effective ingredients in it like glycerin and salt. Apply the mixture on the affected area and leave until it turns dries. Rinse off the mask using lukewarm water.
8. What delicious egg can do?
Being palatable in tastes, eggs are also rich in proteins and other components. Egg white has the capability to remove or reduce your stretch marks and also makes your skin more fresh and refreshing. Applying it on the skin is very easy. Take two egg whites and beat it. Now apply a thick layer on the affected area with the help of makeup brush. Let it dry and rinse off with the help of cold water. Now apply some moisturizer to supply the skin.
9. Yummy shea butter or cocoa butter
You might be unaware of the fact but shea butter or cocoa butter is the primary ingredient in most of the body lotions. Take some raw cocoa butter and apply on your stretch marks regularly. Clean the area after some time. This home remedy will improve the skin elasticity, remove dryness and reduce the stretch marks. Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer to nourish your skin.
10. Sour Lemon juice can be a perfect home remedy
Lemon is acidic in nature and its acidic property helps to reduce the stretch marks that happen after pregnancy. Well, stretch marks may happen to men and women both with increasing weight. Lemon is the natural ingredient that heals most of the disorders of the body. Few drops of lemon can reduce your stubborn stretch marks. All you need to do is take fresh lemon juice or a piece of lemon and rub it on the affected area. Let the skin soak the lime juice and rinse after 10 minutes.
11. Heal your marks with Sugar
Sugar is a well-known home remedy to remove the stretch marks. The component it contains exfoliates the dead skin and turns your stretch marks lighter. However, you cannot use sugar alone as your remedy. Take one cup of it and add ¼ cup of a softening agent like almond oil or coconut oil. Also, add some lime juice in it and scrub the mixture on your stretch marks. For better results, repeat the process 2-3 times a week before taking a shower.
12. Rejuvenate skin with Potato juice
Potatoes are a rich source of phytochemicals, polyphenols, and carotenoids which only nourish the skin but also work as a bleaching agent for your skin. It removes the dust particles from the skin and ameliorates the skin texture. Besides this, it can also help in reducing your stretch marks. The process is very easy. Cut the potato in two parts and rub one part on the stretch marks. Allow the potato juice to soak into the skin and leave it to dry. Rinse the area with lukewarm water. For better results, do it continuously.
Stretch marks are common post-pregnancy and you are not the only one who is dealing with this. Every ‘mom’ and ‘mom to be’ should get ready to face some usual changes in their body. But these home remedies help you to get rid of these natural changes like stubborn stretch marks happening in the body. Home remedies are always safe and secure to use as they cause no harm to the human body.