Pregnancy represents the start of a new chapter in a woman’s life. During this time, amongst the many physical and mental complications stretch marks is one. Normally, stretch marks start to show from 13-31 weeks of pregnancy. Almost 90% women face stretch marks during pregnancy.
While adjusting to a new lifestyle, many women cannot find the time to take care of their skin. As a result, problems like stretch marks take a permanent hold on your skin. If cared for and treated in time, it is possible to easily reduce stretch marks.
Let us first know why stretch marks appear during pregnancy. During this time, some parts of the body grow rapidly which causes an imbalance in skin growth. Hormonal changes can also cause stretch marks.
There are many creams and body lotions that reduce stretch marks. But one should not use these products during pregnancy without consulting a specialist, as the product’s chemical reaction can be harmful during pregnancy.
So, you can use a few natural ingredients to reduce stretch marks. These natural ingredients will help reduce your stretch marks without any complication.
Before going to bed every night, slightly heat up olive oil and slowly massage it in areas that have stretch marks. This will increase the blood circulation of your skin and lighten the stretch marks. Besides, with regular oil massage your skin will stay hydrated and moisturized. If you want, you can replace olive oil with coconut oil as well.
Honey and Glycerin
2-3 days every week, mix honey and glycerin properly and apply it on the stretch marks. When dried, wash it off with slightly warm water. Honey’s antiseptic component will help fix the skin damage caused by stretch marks.
Eggs natural protein lightens stretch marks by moisturizing the damaged skin. Thoroughly beat egg white and apply it on your skin using a soft brush. When dried, wash it off with slightly warm water and massage the skin with olive oil. If you apply it 1-2 days a week, it will significantly reduce stretch marks.
To exfoliate dead cells, you can regularly scrub your skin. You can make a scrub by properly mixing sugar and lemon juice. Very gently massage it on your stretch marks once a week before you take a shower.
Properly blend potato into a paste and apply it on your stretch marks. When dried, wash it off using cold water. The vitamin and mineral of potatoes really help in lightening stretch marks. Try to apply potato paste on your stretch marks at least twice a week.
I know that you want to remove your stretch marks as quickly as possible. But it is not going to happen in a day or two! With a bit of patience, follow the rules given above with regularity and you will see that the stretch marks have reduced significantly.