Stretch marks are usually not a great sight and it ruins an outfit. It also limits your choice of outfits. Most times, stretch marks can be found on the stomach, the upper arms, most times also on the thighs. The causes of stretch marks vary. A drastic weight loss or weight gain can cause it, it can also be hereditary, and in rare cases, stress can also cause these marks.

The collagen in our skin weakens when the skin stretches and this, in turn, causes visible lines on the skin which is referred to as stretch marks.

There are certain home remedies you can use to help both prevent and reduce the way the stretch marks appear on your body. These remedies start to show results just within weeks of using them.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is very effective for stretch marks. It will not only hydrate your skin but it will also make it smoother. It goes deep into your skin layers and repairs every damaged cell. Simply apply the cocoa butter on the part with stretch marks twice a day for results. Repeat this daily and after a couple of months, the stretch marks will vanish.
Store the cocoa butter in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

Shea butter

Take your shea butter and massage well on the affected areas and leave it on. Repeat this a few times a day. Shea butter not only moisturizes the skin but due to its antioxidant properties, it helps to clear the skin of stretch marks. Applying regularly will make your skin more healthy and also repair any damaged cells.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel does wonders for the skin. It’s often to the “wonder herb”. It also fastens the healing processes on the skin. This is because it has certain properties that increase collagen synthesis that can fade stretch marks. It also has very important vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that have antioxidant properties.
It is easy to make. Take out fresh gel from an aloe vera leaf and ass the oil from vitamin A and E capsules. Mix well.
Massage this thoroughly on the skin until it is fully absorbed. Do not rinse.
If you do not have the oil from vitamin A and E, only the aloe vera gel can be applied. Leave for 15 minutes and wash out with lukewarm water. Do this twice a day until you notice the stretch mark vanish.

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