Stretch marks are one of the most common beauty concerns which can bother both men and women alike.

Dermatologists refer stretch marks as visible scars on the skin surface, that appear with an off colour tinge. Stretch marks are commonly associated with post pregnancy in case of women. However, there are various other reasons besides pregnancy, like sudden weight gain or loss, heredity, stress, growth spurt and are commonly seen in inner thighs, upper arms, belly, lower back, etc.,

Ways To Wipe Stretch Marks

Castor Oil

Castor oil is a miracle oil, that does wonders naturally in curing common skin problems such as wrinkles, moles, dark spots, fine lines and pimples. It is an essential oil that wipes off stretch marks, it contains ricinoleic acid that functions as a skin conditioning agent and speeds up the healing of stretch marks and in lightening the skin.

How To Do

Spread castor oil on the stretch marks and gently massage for 10 minutes in a circular motion.

Cover the area with a thin cotton cloth using a heating pad and apply heat over the stretch marks for at least 30 minutes.

Do this continuously for 30 days to get best results.

 Aloe Vera

Pure aloe vera acts as a natural healing agent and a skin softener. It is an ideal choice to clear stretch marks because of its soothing properties.

Apply aloe vera gel over the affected areas and let it stay for 15-20 minutes, rinse well with cool water.

Repeat this process daily to get a supple skin.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is one of the best natural remedies to clear stretch marks. It is a naturally acidic fruit that exfoliates the skin to peels off the dead cells. Rich in vitamin C and citric acid lemon juice lightens the stretch marks.

How To Do

Gently rub the lemon juice over the stretch marks in a circular motion. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then rinse well with warm water.

Sugar

Sugar is one of the best natural exfoliators for your skin. A sugar scrub is a natural way to hydrate your skin and lowers your chances of getting stretch marks.

Mix a tablespoon of sugar with few drops of lemon juice apply it on the stretch marks and scrub the skin gently for few minutes every day before shower.

Olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil is the perfect choice of essential oils to wipe of stretch marks. The goodness of vitamin E, A, and D and antioxidants in olive oil promotes the blood circulation and lessen the stretch marks.

How To Do

Massage gently olive oil over the affected areas and let it stay for 15 minutes, repeat this daily for the best results.

Water

Adequate hydration is quintessential in protecting the skin from various issues and helps in detoxification. Drink at least 8 -10 glasses of water every day to keep you supple and revamp its elasticity.