They can be really ugly. They can also develop in unusual places in the body. Cellulite, which many know as stretch marks, can dampen an individual’s self esteem. Just whent you should flaunt those great legs in that little black dress, you feel against it, just because you have to spare many the stretch marks around your knee cap.
Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. Tunrayo Adekunle, says even though men also have cellulite, every woman would have cellulite at a point in her lifetime. According to the expert, at least 80 per cent of pregnant women will develop cellulite at a stage, naturally.
She says, “Growing that fast can leave you with stretch marks, especially on your belly and breasts, two areas that grow the most. The skin is stretching and hence the marks. Stretch marks can also show up on the thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. The marks often start out reddish but after pregnancy, they gradually fade to white or gray.
Adekunle explains that stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis (skin layer) which, over time, may diminish, but will not disappear completely. She notes that stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes.
So, if you lose weight too fast, you may have stretch marks; if you also gain weight rapidly, you may develop stretch marks.
The skin care expert also says that those who use bleaching creams that contain hydroquinone and mercury can break their skin and damage it, leading to the appearance of stretch marks.
Almost every woman tries some one or two ways to get rid of these ugly marks. Experts on lethow.com have highlighted common home remedies that can reduce and remove stretch marks.
The good news is that these remedies and herbs are in your kitchen.
Sugar: One of the natural exfoliants for skin is sugar. It is the best home remedy that can help you get rid of stretch marks. Mix tablespoon of sugar, some drops of almond oil and lemon juice. Stir and apply on stretch marks. Make sure you rub it for 10 minutes and then clean the area or take a shower. Use this method for one month or until the stretch marks fade out.
Potato juice: Natural growth of skin cell, minerals and vitamins react to potato juice. Cut potato in thick slices. Take a slice and rub them on stretch marks for some time. When the juice from the potato is dry, clean and dry the affected area.
Water: Water is natural cure and provides oxygen and nutrients for human body. Water can help with many skin problems not only stretch marks. To get rid of stretch marks, make sure you are always well hydrated and you drink much water. This will allow regular detoxification of skin. Make sure you drink 10 glasses of water per day. Not only will you get rid of stretch marks, it will also make your skin soft and help you maintain a hydrated body.
Aloe vera: This is the most effective homeopathic remedy for curing, not only stretch marks, but other skin related problems as well. Aloe vera is known for its healing and regenerating properties. You can apply aloe vera directly on stretch mark once daily.
You can also mix one-fourth cup of aloe vera gel extract oil from five vitamin A capsules and 10 vitamin E capsules and use this mixture on stretch marks. Wait until mixture is fully absorbed. Use it daily.
Olive oil: Effective home remedy is olive oil, which contains antioxidants and nutrients that can help with skin problems. For best results, warm the olive oil slightly and apply it on stretch marks. Olive oil will improve blood circulation and reduce stretch marks.
Lemon juice: Lemon juice is the easiest treatment. The acid in lemon can help to reduce not only stretch marks, but also acne, its scars and skin injuries. Slice up lemon and rub it over stretch marks in a circular motion for 10 minutes. Then clean it with warm water. You can also create a mixture of lemon juice and cucumber juice and apply this mixture on stretch mark.
Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter is best known for enhancing the blood circulation and anti-ageing properties and anti-wrinkling properties. Use it to massage stretch marks for two minutes every day.
You can also use a mixture of a tablespoon of wheat germ oil with half cup cocoa butter, add one teaspoon of tea kernel oil. Then, mix two teaspoons of vitamin E oil and grated beeswax. Heat up this mixture until the beeswax melts and rub this mixture twice a day on stretch marks. Make sure you store this mixture in sealed box in refrigerated areas.
Egg whites: Beneficial for getting rid of stretch marks are egg whites. Egg whites are full of proteins and amino acid. Separate egg whites of two eggs and whip them. Clean with fresh water affected stretch marks and apply a layer of whipped egg whites. Let them dry and wash it with cold water. After, use olive oil as moisturiser. Try this method daily for two weeks.