How can I naturally get rid of stretch marks?

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Melanie Brown

Stretch marks are a common thing. You see them on the tops of thighs, tummys, chests and arms.  They usually appear because the skin has stretched quite rapidly. Examples of this would be where there is a pregnancy, obesity and often it can be put down to genetics.  The elastic fibres found under the skin’s surface break and stretch marks appear.

Some people find them unsightly and are desperate to get rid of them. Others might consider them to be a badge of honour and aren’t frightened or embarrassed to show them off.

Many people are curious as to how to get rid of stretch marks in a natural way so, here are my 5 natural tips to enhance the appearance of stretch marked skin: -

  1. Aloe vera – This plant is bursting with nutrients, minerals and vitamins which all promote enhancing the skin so that it appears even toned and vibrant. It has anti-inflammatory qualities which means that it is healing and soothing. You can simply apply it to the area. Leave it for a few minutes and remove with lukewarm water.
  2. Olive Oil – This beautiful oil is rich in antioxidants and nutrients. It is superb for improving the appearance of the skin. Warm the olive oil slightly and rub it gently onto the affected area. You will notice that with continued use, the blood circulation will improve and the stretch marks improve.
  3. Cocoa Butter – I love cocoa butter. It’s one of my personal favourites. It is fabulous for anti-wrinkling and has anti-aging properties. Twice a day, massage the cocoa butter into the affected area. If you keep this up for 2 months, you will notice the scars will reduce.
  4. Almond Oil – Almond oil is a great source of vitamin E which helps with the development of the skin and its elasticity. Over time you will notice that the skin’s texture will improve and the appearance of stretch marks will improve.
  5. Potato Juice – Naturally, Potatoes are packed with minerals and vitamins. These can assist with the growth and repair of the skin cells. The juice can help to eliminate stretch marks. Simply cut the potatoes into thick slices and just rub it onto the skin for 5 to 10 minutes. Once the juice dries on your skin, let it stay for a few minutes before rinsing it off.

So why don’t you choose one of these natural treatments to improve your skin. With persistent and consistent use, you should notice a change to your skin.

If you are interested in having radiant and healthy looking skin, why not go to my website Mel’s Little Luxuries and view my gorgeous Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter  .

The shea butter content leaves the skin with a beautiful and healthy sheen. It is a great emollient which means that the skin is nourished and fabulously moisturized.

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