pregnancy stretch mark

Becoming a mother is not an easy task.

It occurs with a lot of changes in your life as well as in your body.

Change in your body shape and weight result in having stretch marks on breast as well as the stomach.

That is the main reason why the market is full of stretch mark treatments.

Various brands have come up with stretch mark solutions like stretch mark creams, lotions, and oils.

These creams and oils make the skin smooth but some contain chemicals that may cause harm to babies.

This is where home remedies for stretch marks comes into play.

Not only they reduce the stretch marks on breast and stomach but also do not have any side effects.

Thus, It is the BEST WAY to get rid of stretch marks.

That’s exactly what I’m going to share with you in this post:

12 insanely practical home remedies that you can start TODAY to remove stretch marks.


1. Massage with Oil

Various oils, when massaged on the affected area, can help reduce stretch marks.

Olive oil has vitamin A, D, and E which can moisturize and exfoliate the skin thoroughly.

Vitamin E oil (from the capsule) can be mixed with any moisturizer for regular use.

Essential oils like rose, geranium, and lavender can be combined with regular oils to speed up the process.


2. Use Honey

Ayurveda says that honey has antiseptic properties which can help in any kind of treatment.

All you have to do is to apply honey on a clean cloth and place it on the stretch marks till it is completely dry.

Then rinse it with lukewarm water.


3. Apply Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

If you have an aloe vera plant growing in your kitchen garden, you have the go-to treatment for most of the skin related problems.

Using fresh aloe vera gel on the affected areas boosts the healing process.


4. Apply Egg White

The protein from the egg white nourishes the skin and makes it glow.

Apply a thick layer of it on the marks and let it dry.

Rinse with cold water and apply olive oil to moisturize the skin.


5. Spread Shea or cocoa butter

This is a wonderful replacement for the stretch mark removal creams available in the market.

Apply some shea or cocoa butter on the marks regularly and rinse off after some time.

It improves the elasticity of the skin and provides nourishment thereby reducing the marks.


6. Apply Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

Mix equal proportions on lemon and cucumber juice and apply on the affected areas regularly for a quick and easy stretch mark treatment.


7. Scrub with Sugar

A remedy that is hidden in one of the kitchen jars, that can reduce the stretch marks on breast, stomach and other affected areas by exfoliating.

Mix some sugar with almond and few drops of lemon juice. Use it as a natural scrub before taking a shower.


8. Drink Water

Drinking water is the solution to most of the health problems.

A well-hydrated person will always have a glowing skin.

Consume at least 10 to 12 glasses of water to protect your skin from toxins.

Avoid coffee, tea, and soda as they tend to dehydrate the skin.


9. Use Apricot

Apricot Puree

Applying apricot puree on the marks for 15 to 20 minutes regularly can help reduce them with time.


10. Rub with Potato Juice

You can directly rub the potato on the skin or use the potato juice/pulp as a remedy.

Allow the skin to absorb the juice and rinse off using lukewarm water.


11. Apply Turmeric and sandalwood

Both turmeric and sandalwood have antiseptic properties and are good for skin.

Prepare a paste by mixing equal proportions of both and apply on the skin.

Once it is in a semi-dry state, start scrubbing the skin until it comes off.


12. Combine multiple methods

Mix raw milk, lemon juice, and cucumber juice and add half a spoon of sugar.

Scrub it on the marks and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Rinse and apply coconut water.

After it dries, rinse again and allow it to dry.

Apply shea butter or aloe vera gel to keep the skin moisturized.


Start With Easy Methods


These home remedies can be tedious and might take a little longer than the usual stretch mark creams available in the market, to reduce your stretch marks as they are entirely natural.

You have to be a little patient and follow the remedy regularly, and you will definitely see a visible difference in a few months.


Author's Bio: 

Hey there, I’m Nancy and I’m absolutely in love with food and health blogs. I’m on a mission to share my insider cooking, food and health tips with all of you…