How to get Rid of Stretch Marks: 6 Natural Ways

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What are Stretch Marks?


Stretch marks usually happen when a person grows up or gains weight rather quickly or when the skin gets pulled or stretched. It could be during puberty or pregnancy or just when gaining weight. That person may get fine lines or stripes on the body. This normally happens on the abdomen, breast, buttocks, hips etc.


Fortunately for all of us, there are some things you can do to prevent stretch marks, as well as reducing them. So check these options out and choose the one that suits you best.


  1. Moisturize and hydrate your skin daily


If you do hydrate your skin daily, you won’t have too much stretching of skin. Aloe vera and olive oil filled lotions will be a lot helpful. This one is a daily “must do”.


  1. Aloe Vera


Apply aloe vera directly to the affected area.


  1. Use vitamin E Oil


  1. Lemon Juice


Apply fresh lemon juice to the affected area and massage softly. Let it dry off for a few minutes and then rub off with warm water. The acid in the juice acts as a catalyst to reduce stretch marks.


  1. Use creams containing a chemical called Retin


According to, Retin-A is a topical prescription medication made from an acidic form of vitamin A. The generic name is tretinoin or retinoic acid. Retin helps enhances collagen.


  1. Essential Oils


Essential oils such as geranium and rose can be mixed with carrier oils such as coconut and olive oil.


  1. Castor Oil



  • Castor oil is good for reducing the visibility of stretch marks as well as wrinkles, dark spots and pimples.

  • Take castor oil and apply it to your stretch marks.

  • At the same time massaging the spot softly.

  • Cover the affected area with a cloth.

  • Take your hot water bottle and place it on the spot for about 30 minutes.

  • Repeat for about a month till you get results.

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