Home remedies for pregnancy marks

skin surface having an off-color hue. Mainly, the pregnancy marks are found on the abdominal wall. However, they can also occur on buttocks, upper arms, thighs, and breasts.

remedies for pregnancy marks

In some cases, the stretch marks can cover large areas of the body and these marks are quite unavoidable during pregnancy. Nevertheless, the stretch marks can also be caused due to some other reasons such as heredity factors, sudden loss or gain in weight, rapid growth, changes in physical conditions, and stress.  In addition, these marks can also be caused by the intake of any chemical-based medicines used to treat chronic diseases. Another reason is the deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals so, a regular and proper food is quite necessary to avoid the stretch marks.

The pregnancy marks or stretch marks have different appearances as well as colors such as pinkish, reddish brown, dark brown, and wither over time to a more silvery color. There are many home remedies to overcome this problem, some of which are given underneath:

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is used to treat many problems including pregnancy marks. The leaves of Aloe Vera consist of many essential nutrients as well as active compounds that are quite helpful in treating minor burns and pregnancy marks. Normally, Aloe Vera gel is rubbed directly over the affected area and is left for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Another excellent way to use this herbal remedy is to mix Aloe Vera gel along with oil of vitamin E and A. The application of this mixture on a regular basis is very helpful in getting rid of the ugly pregnancy marks.

Egg whites
Egg white is one of the best home remedies to remove the pregnancy marks. The high content of protein present in the egg white is very helpful in rejuvenating the skin. The application of egg white is very simple. Just dab the whites on the belly three times a day. On drying, rinse these whites with lukewarm water and you will see amazing results within few days.

Raw sugar
Raw sugar is a simple and great ingredient to deal with pregnancy marks. Normally, sugar is used for exfoliating the skin. In case of pregnancy marks, take a tablespoon of raw sugar and add a few drops of lemon juice and some almond oil. After mixing it properly, apply on the stretch marks and then rub the skin gently for at least 10 minutes before washing. Gradually, the stretch marks will lighten when this exfoliating routine will be followed for almost one month or so.

Potatoes
Potatoes are the easiest and most effective way to remove the pregnancy marks. For this purpose, potato juice is used, which consists of essential minerals and vitamins that are helpful in the restoration and growth of the skin cells. Besides juice, a potato can be simply cut into two slices and rubbed over the affected area for a few minutes. Let the juice dry for some time and then clean it with lukewarm water.

Lemon juice
Lemon juice is used for hundreds of problems and is very useful to remove the pregnancy marks as well. Naturally, the lemon juice is acidic, which proves to be very effective in dealing with the stretch marks, acnes, scars and skin injuries etc. Cut a fresh lemon into two halves.  Rub it gently on the affected areas of pregnancy marks in a circular motion. Let the juice soak into the skin for almost ten minutes before rinsing it with water. The ugly pregnancy marks will start fading within few days of using lemon juice. For even better results, the lemon juice can be mixed with equal amount of cucumber juice.

Olive oil
A lot of antioxidants and nutrients are included in olive oil that is quite useful in dealing with many problems related to skin. Massage the affected area with warm olive oil, which not only reduce the pregnancy marks, but also improve the circulation of blood. Leave the oil on the affected area for about half an hour so that the essential vitamins present in it, get dissolved in the skin effectively. In addition, olive oil also exfoliates the skin and keep it hydrated.

Castor oil
Castor oil is an inexpensive and simple home remedy used for the treatment of various problems. Simply apply castor oil on the pregnancy marks, massage it gently in circular motion for almost fifteen minutes, and then wrap the area properly with cotton cloth. Apply some heat to the massaged area for almost half an hour and for positive results repeat this process daily.

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