Those silvery lines can be the bane of any girl’s existence. Yes, they’re a common side effect of pregnancy, but they also develop during puberty or thanks to weight gain or loss - and they appear anywhere from your butt to your breasts to your thighs, tummy or upper arms. Stretch marks can really mess with a girl’s self-confidence, which is why we give you a few homemade scrubs to help them disappear. Try these regularly to banish those pesky lines for good!
1. Sugar, Sugar
Sugar is one of the best exfoliators around; it’s also moisturizing and helps increase blood flow to the areas with the stretch marks. Step 1: Mix 1 part olive oil with 2 parts sugar. Add a couple of drops of an essential oil like lavender to it if you like. Step 2: Massage it onto wet skin for a few minutes and rinse. Do this twice a week.
2. Wake Up And Smell The Coffee!
Coffee makes a great scrub for stretch marks as well as for cellulite since it contains a chemical that tightens skin as well as lightens marks. Step 1: Grind coffee beans with a bit of warm water to make a paste. Step 2: Mix it with aloe vera gel. Step 3: Massage it on the area and then get a warm cloth or towel and gently scrub the area for a good 15 minutes. Step 4: Wash off and follow it up with a moisturizer. Do this daily for effective results.
3. When Life Gives You Lemons…
Use them to get rid of stretch marks! The acid in lemon juice helps fades marks and scars.Step 1: Squeeze the juice from some lemons. (You can add some cucumber juice to it too if you like) Step 2: Gently massage it on the stretch marks for a good 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Step 3: Moisturize after.
Potato juice is rich in minerals and vitamins that promote the restoration and growth of new skin cells. Step 1: Cut a thick slice of a potato.Step 2: Gently rub the slice on the area affected by stretch marks for a few minutes. Step 3: Rinse with warm water once the juice dries.
5. Getting Eggy With It
Egg whites are super rich in amino acids and proteins, making them a great stretch mark buster. Step 1: Crack an egg and separate the whites. Use a fork to whip it. Step 2: Wash the area clean and apply a thick layer of the egg whites. Step 3: Once it’s completely dry, wash it off with cool water. Do this daily for a couple weeks for noticeable results.
6. Cool Castor Oil
Castor oil is well known to treat a number of skin problems like dark spots, fine lines and even stretch marks. Step 1: Massage castor oil onto the area for about 5 to 10 minutes. Step 2: Now wrap the area with a thin cotton cloth and sit back and relax while you apply some heat to it with a heating pad for 30 minutes. Do this daily or as often as you can.