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Easy-peasy methods to lighten Stretch Marks before your Wedding!

Divya Arora, 20 Sep 2018

We know how every bride out there desires to flaunt her pretty curves and her flawless skin on her wedding while adorning those sexy blouses and gorgeously silhouetted lehengas but somehow end up shying away because of issues like bulging tummy, acne and marks on the skin or stretch marks.

If you’re a bride to be and your wedding is still a few months away then believe us you’re at the right place. Just like we aided you in getting your tummy in shape and fixing your back acne, we’re going to help you deal with stretch marks this time.

Those long narrow striped and stretched scars caused due to excessive weight fluctuation are dreaded by almost every woman out there making her conscious of flaunting her skin. As a matter of fact, stretch marks never completely go away but yes, they can be reduced and lightened out to a great extent.

Apart from laser treatments and various stretch marks removal creams and oils available in the market, here are some particular home remedies that would surely take care of your stretch marks if followed in a set regimen.

By the way, drinking lots of water and eating clean is mandatory! (for every health issue basically)

Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Removal

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is probably one of the most effective remedies for many kinds of skin problems. Its soothing properties and ability to naturally regenerate skin tissues help in keeping the skin soft and fastens the healing process. Simply break off a leaf from the plant and apply it directly to the affected area. Massage in circular motions onto your skin for about 15-20 mins and rinse off with lukewarm water. Alternatively, mix a small amount of the aloe vera gel with both Vitamin A and Vitamin E capsules, massage well and wash it off. For best results use it daily either in the morning or before going to bed (suit yourself).

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2. Exfoliate with a Sugar Scrub

Known as a natural exfoliant, sugar helps in getting rid of dead cells and rejuvenating your skin as it helps in increasing the skin’s healing capacity. To use it, mix raw sugar with a small amount of almond oil and lemon juice until an applicable scrub like consistency is gained. Then apply it directly on your skin and massage well for about 8-10 minutes. Later, wash it off and moisturize as usual. Do this every day before getting in the shower for about a month at least.

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3. Cocoa Butter

As the name suggests, Cocoa butter is known for its super hydrating and skin smoothing properties. It helps in treating wrinkled skin and subsequently stretch marks too. It repairs your dead skin cells and freshens up your skin. Massage it onto your skin until its well absorbed and repeat it twice daily for best results.

4. Vitamin E Oil

From hair care to skin treatment, the use of Vitamin E oil is one remedy that works wonders every time. It is known for its antioxidant properties that help reduce skin damage, prevents aging and skin inflammation and of course, helps in healing scars and stretch marks. Just take a few Vitamin E capsules, cut them up and extract the oil out of them. You can either massage the oil directly onto your skin or mix it with aloe vera gel or coconut oil and apply that. Make sure to do it every day and you would start seeing the results in no time.

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5. Coconut Oil

Stretch marks are a form of scars that are caused by skin damage and therefore massaging your skin daily with coconut oil can help heal the appearance of dry stretch marked skin and moisturize it well. Massaging a few drops of coconut oil every night before going to bed can work wonders.

6. Vicks Vaporub

Now, who would have thought that this little product found in almost every home’s corner-table would be able to reduce stretch marks too?! Even though there isn’t any scientific data to support this method, women around the world have claimed changes in their stretch marks due to this remedy. It’s said that Vicks contains a combination of cedar leaf oil, turpentine oil, eucalyptus oil, camphor and petrolatum that helps in making the skin softer and hence visibly reduced stretch marks. Apply Vicks on your skin and massage it for a minute or two and leave overnight. Follow this every night before going to bed until results start showing!

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7. Lemon Juice

Lemon which is high in acidic content is a super simple way to reduce your stretch marks. Cut the lemon into slices and apply it directly and massage well. Leave it on your skin for 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Later moisturize well. If you want you can also add cucumber juice to the lemon juice in equal parts as cucumber has a soothing effect and leaves your skin feeling fresh and nourished.

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