How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks Fast And Naturally – 25 Tips

Stretch marks are visible streaks or lines that appear on the surface of your skin. Stretch marks firstly appear on your skin surface with purple or red color that fades gradually and turns silvery-white color. The stretch marks look thin and long. The skin that has been stretched is prone to stretch marks. Moreover, rapid weight changes may cause stretch marks on areas that store fat, including upper arms, abdomen, breasts, buttocks, shoulders, and thighs. Besides rapid weight loss or weight gain, stretch marks are caused by pregnancy, puberty, a family history of stretch marks, a syndrome or health condition like Marfan syndrome or Cushing’s syndrome, and inappropriate consumption of corticosteroid medication.

To make stretch marks fade away, we can use camouflage, laser therapy, creams, lotions and gels, and even cosmetic surgery. However, each above method has its own disadvantages and unwanted side effects. Camouflage is available in pharmacies and it is often used to make up the visible stretch marks on the surface of your skin. Although some types of camouflage are waterproof and they can last up to three days, it is still temporary method. Gels, creams and lotions that are found in supermarkets, pharmacies, and beauty and health shops are claimed to get rid of stretch marks. However, we cannot ensure their questionable ingredients do not result in some unwanted side effects. Moreover, these gels, creams, and lotions do not have the ability to prevent the appearance of new stretch marks. Laser therapy is expensive, painful and it requires a professional dermatologist. Cosmetic surgery is not only expensive but also risky; therefore, it is rarely recommended.

Why do not you think of using home remedies and natural treatments for stretch marks?

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Fast and Naturally – Useful Home Remedies for Stretch Marks You Should Know

Stretch marks may lose your confidence and comfort especially when you have to appear in public. Do not worry. A number of home remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks fast and naturally can help you remove these visible ugly lines and gain your confidence about your appearance. And now I would like to share these useful remedies on the section How To on the site Healthy Guide.

1. Castor Oil

Castor oil has a soothing effect; therefore, it has been used for your hair and body skin. Castor oil is included in a list of home remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks fast and naturally due to the presence of ricinoleic acid. Both Homeopathic and Ayurvedic physicians recommended the castor oil as a strong remedy that fights against stretch marks.

How is castor oil used for removing stretch marks? You should follow this instruction:

  • Spread some castor oil over the affected areas where stretch marks are present
  • Use your fingertips to massage the affected areas for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Use a cotton cloth to wrap the area
  • Place a heating pad or a bottle filled with hot water over the affected areas for at least 30 minutes ( the heat can help improve blood circulation and facilitate the recovery)
  • Repeat this treatment daily

Make sure that you purchase the purest form of castor oil for skin application.  Castor oil cannot do magic by making visible stretch marks and fine lines disappear after one night. You should be patient. You can see the significant improvement in stretch marks after one month.

You can mix castor oil and coconut oil for treating stretch marks and fine lines. Coconut oil is effective in moisturizing skin. Castor oil treats not only stretch marks but also age spots, wrinkles, dark spots, moles, pimples and fine lines.

2. Egg Whites

Using egg whites is an effective technique on how to get rid of stretch marks fast and naturally. Egg white is a great source of proteins and amino acids. Proteins play the important role in nourishing our skin. Protein deficiency can lead to saggy skin and wrinkles. To keep our skin in a healthy state, you just need to increase protein intake. You can consume protein rich foods (eggs, almonds, chicken breast, cottage cheese, oats, broccoli, lean beef, Greek yogurt, lentil, pumpkin seeds, turkey breast, etc…) or take protein supplements. In this article about natural remedies on  how to get rid of stretch marks, I would like to introduce the topical use of egg whites for removing stretch marks. Follow this instruction:

  • Take two eggs
  • Separate egg whites from egg yolks
  • Whip it and then use a makeup brush to spread a thin layer of egg whites over the affected skin areas
  • Wait until the egg whites on your skin turn dry
  • Rinse it off with cold water

Egg whites may make your skin drier. Therefore, after using egg white treatment for stretch marks, you should apply a suitable moisturizer to your skin. Alternatively, you can apply some olive oil that contains moisturizing properties.

To get a satisfactory result, you should repeat this treatment daily for two or three weeks.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been used as an amazing natural remedy for different skin issues, including stretch marks. Aloe vera is effective remedy on how to get rid of stretch marks because it is loaded with essential nutrients and active components. The antioxidants present in aloe vera are effective in repairing the skin cell damage and boosting the production of collagen. Collagen helps maintain the skin’s elasticity. Thanks to the anti-septic properties, aloe vera is considered as a great home remedy for burns, cuts, rashes.

Here are the easy ways for applying aloe vera to your skin:

  • You can cut an aloe vera leaf to extract its gel. The gel should be left on your affected area for at least 15 minutes before you rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • An alternative method is mixing oil from 5 vitamin A capsules, 10 vitamin E capsules with one-fourth cup of aloe vera. After that, you can apply this mixture to your skin and then leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Whatever method you use to apply aloe vera to the stretch marks on your skin surface, you should repeat the treatment daily for one month to get a visible improvement.

4. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a well-known remedy for many skin problems, including dull skin and stretch marks. Lemon juice can help lighten our skin and remove stretch marks. Containing exfoliating effects, lemon juice can help remove the dead skin cells. Vitamin C in lemon juice can make the stretch marks less visible. Moreover, vitamin C boosts the production of collagen that maintains the skin’s elasticity.

Do these steps when you apply lemon juice to your affected skin areas:

  • Apply some lemon juice to stretch marks
  • Massage it in circular motions using your fingertips
  • Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

Alternatively, you can combine lemon juice with cucumber juice to create an effective remedy for stretch marks.

It is important for you to repeat the treatment until the stretch marks on your skin fade away completely.

5. Potato Juice

Potato juice is one of amazing home remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks you should not ignore. Potato juice is rich in essential minerals and vitamins that restore skin health and boost the growth of new skin cells. Potato juice application can remove stretch marks because vitamin E in potato juice contains great moisturizing properties.

Here is the instruction:

  • Rinse a potato in the running water carefully and then cut it into several thin slices
  • Use these potato slices to rub on the stretch marks for 5 minutes
  • Let the potato juice sit on the affected skin for 15 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

You should repeat this treatment daily.

6. Sugar

Containing exfoliating effects, sugar has been used to make a natural remedy for dead skin cells.  Sugar is also effective in fade away stretch marks; therefore, I would like to introduce sugar in a list of amazing remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks fast and naturally.

Sugar can give you significant result if combined with lemon juice and almond oil. Here is the detailed instruction:

  • Create a mixture of a few drops of lemon juice, some almond oil and a tablespoon of raw sugar
  • Rub this mixture on the stretch marks for a few minutes

It is recommended doing this treatment before taking a shower.  You should do it daily for at least one month to see a visible result.

7. Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is well-known for its highly hydrating properties; therefore, it can be seen as a key ingredient in a variety of skin products. For examples, it can be listed in a label of many lip balms, body lotions, and hair conditioner, as well as other beauty care products. Cocoa butter can moisturize dry skin, lighten skin discolorations, remove marks and fade scars. Therefore, it is not surprising when cocoa butter is considered as an amazing remedy on how to get rid of stretch marks and mentioned in this article. Regular application of cocoa butter also prevents the appearance of stretch marks and makes your skin glowing.

The simplest method is to apply some cocoa butter to the stretch marks twice a day for at least one month.

Alternatively, you can follow this instruction:

  • Prepare one tablespoon of wheat germ oil, one teaspoon of apricot kennel oil, two teaspoons of grated beeswax, some vitamin E oil and half a cup of cocoa butter
  • Mix all these prepared ingredients together
  • Put this mixture on a stove and heat it to make the beeswax melt
  • Spread it over the affected skin areas
  • Leave it for 15 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

You should store the mixture of cocoa butter in an airtight container and keep it in a refrigerator for the next use.

This mixture can make your skin smooth and fresh if applied on a daily basis.

8. Alfalfa

Alfalfa leaves are a great source of 8 essential amino acids that protect your skin health. Moreover, they are loaded with vitamin K, vitamin E and protein that can help nourish your skin.

How is alfalfa used for stretch marks? Follow this instruction:

  • Mix some chamomile oil with alfalfa powder to create a smooth paste
  • Spread the paste over the stretch marks
  • Let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Repeat this treatment three times a day for one month to get a satisfactory result

9. Drink Water

Water plays the important role in detoxification. It maintains the skin’s elasticity.  People who drink at least 8 glasses of water have flawless and glowing skin. To protect the skin against many kinds of problems and ensure the overall body health, you should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day.  Tea, coffee or soda may make your body dehydrated; therefore, you should avoid consuming them.

10. Olive Oil

Olive oil owns a lot of health and beauty benefits. It can be used regularly to treat many skin issues, including stretch marks. Therefore, in the article about effective techniques on how to get rid of stretch marks, you should ignore olive oil. Olive oil is effective in moisturizing skin and getting rid of stretch marks. Regular use of olive oil can make your skin look glowing and smooth. It is the reason why olive oil is added in many skin and hair care products. Olive oil is loaded with vitamin E, D, and A that can be absorbed by your skin easily.

If you want to use olive oil for removing stretch marks, follow this instruction:

  • Heat some extra-virgin olive oil for a few minutes
  • Spread the warm olive oil over the stretch marks
  • Leave it for 30 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

This treatment should be repeated daily for one month to get a good result.

11. Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter

The cream that is a combination of cocoa butter and shea butter is effective in removing stretch marks. The combination of cocoa butter and shea butter is a remedy on how to get rid of stretch marks because both cocoa butter and shea butter is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants.  Antioxidants play the important role in fighting free radicals and preventing skin cell damage. Vitamin E contains moisturizing properties. Regular consumption and application of vitamin E can fasten the skin recovery.

You will need:

  • 2 teaspoons of shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa butter

Do this:

  • Heat shea butter and cocoa butter until they melt
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil with the melted butter
  • Spread the mixture over the stretch marks and then leave for 15 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

12. Black Tea

Black tea is a great source of vitamin E, C and B. It is also rich in essential minerals such as zinc, potassium, and magnesium.  There are numerous health and beauty benefits of black tea. Drinking black tea on a daily basis can help remove free radicals, improve the immune system, protect the nervous system, strengthen the connective tissue and bone, facilitate weight loss, provide energy and improve digestion. B-complex vitamins present in black tea can beautify our skin, nails, and hair. Vitamin B12 in black tea removes age spots, pigmentation and stretch marks. Therefore, it is not surprising when black tea is considered as a natural remedy for a variety of health and skin issues and mentioned in a list of effective tips on how to get rid of stretch marks.

You can do this:

  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of black tea powder in a saucepan filled with water
  • Boil it for about 2 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and allow it to cool down
  • Spread the mixture over your stretch marks
  • Massage it gently in circular motions
  • Leave for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off

The black tea massage works for stretch marks if you repeat it daily for at least one month. Those natural home remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks can not give you an immediate result. You should be patient if you want to get a satisfactory result.

13. Honey

Honey is often used as a good alternative for sugar because it contains many health benefits. But it also gives you a lot of beauty benefits if you use it in proper ways. Honey can be consumed or applied topically to the skin. Honey moisturizes your skin; therefore, it is often added to many skin moisturizing creams. Because honey contains antiseptic properties, it is included in a list of home remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks fast and naturally.

Here is the effective use of honey for removing stretch marks:

  • Spread honey over the stretch marks by using a cotton ball
  • Leave it for 30 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

You can make an effective exfoliating scrub by mixing honey with glycerin and salt. You should apply this scrub to stretch marks. When it turns dry, you can rinse it off with lukewarm water.

14. Honey and Lemon Juice

In the article about useful techniques on how to get rid of stretch marks, I would like to introduce to you the combination of honey and lemon juice. Vitamin A and vitamin C present in this combination help increase the collagen production and thereby improving the skin’s elasticity. It is recommended purchasing manuka honey when you want to use manuka honey for treating some skin problems, including stretch marks. Although manuka honey is expensive, it is rich in essential and exceptional nutrients.

Here is the instruction:

  • Mix a few drops of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Apply this mixture to your stretch marks
  • Allow it to sit on your skin for about 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water

However, keep in mind that lemon juice may reduce the natural moisture on your skin because it contains acidic properties. To prevent skin dryness, you should apply jojoba oil or olive oil after this treatment to restore your skin’s moisture.

15. Honey and Sweet Potato

As I mentioned above, honey is effective in removing stretch marks naturally. However, you can get a more satisfactory result if you combine honey with other ingredients like sweet potato. Sweet potato helps lighten the skin and make stretch marks less visible. It does not cause an allergic reaction. Sweet potato does not have acidic properties. Therefore, it is a great alternative for lemon juice in the honey mask if you have the sensitive skin.

Here is the instruction:

  • Peel the skin of a sweet potato and then cut it into small thin slices
  • Boil these potato slices in water until it turns soft
  • Let them cool down
  • Add both potato slices and 4 tablespoons of honey into a food processor
  • Blend them to create a smooth paste
  • Spread this paste over the stretch marks on your skin surface
  • Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off

16. Apricot Scrub

Apricot can remove dead skin cells from your skin effectively because it contains exfoliating properties. It is also an effective natural remedy on how to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Here is the instruction:

  • Remove the seeds from the apricot fruit
  • Cut it into pieces before crushing it
  • Apply the apricot paste to your stretch marks
  • Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water

You should repeat this treatment on a regular basis.

17. Sandalwood And Turmeric

Turmeric contains antioxidant properties due to the presence of curcumin. Curcumin has the ability to kill free radicals and treats infections. Turmeric can be used not only internally but also externally. Moreover, sandalwood is an affordable and effective remedy if you want to get a healthy clean skin. Sandalwood has been used to treat many skin problems, including dry skin, itchiness, acne, pimples, and wrinkles. If combined with turmeric, sandalwood can remove stretch marks.

Here is the instruction:

  • Rub sandalwood stick in a sufficient amount of water to create one tablespoon of sandalwood paste
  • Add turmeric powder into the sandalwood paste and mix it thoroughly
  • Apply this mixture to your stretch marks
  • Let it sit on your affected skin until the mixture turns dry
  • Rinse it off with water

The significant improvement can be seen after one month if you repeat this treatment on a regular basis.

18. Coconut Oil And Turmeric

Turmeric powder can be combined with not only sandalwood paste but also coconut oil. The combination of turmeric and coconut oil is also a great remedy on how to get rid of stretch marks fast and naturally. It also improves the skin’s elasticity.

Here is the instruction:

  • Mix one tablespoon of turmeric powder with some coconut oil
  • Apply this mixture to your affected skin and leave it for a few minutes
  • Rinse it off completely

You can prevent the appearance of stretch marks by healthy weight and regular exercise.

19. Lemon Juice, Turmeric, And Saffron

Turmeric fights free radical while lemon juice contains the lightening properties. Containing many beauty benefits, saffron can make your skin radiant and fair. Saffron is often used as a natural remedy for acne and pimples. Saffron combined with turmeric and lemon juice can help lighten stretch marks on your skin surface. It is also an effective tip on how to get rid of stretch marks I would like to introduce to you in this article.

Here is the instruction:

  • Mix a few drops of lemon juice and water with one pinch of turmeric powder and saffron paste
  • Apply this paste to the stretch marks and any scars
  • Leave it for a few minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water

This treatment can remove stretch marks caused by pregnancy, rapid weight loss, and other reasons. You should repeat this treatment on a regular basis for a satisfactory result.

20. Coconut Water, Sugar, And Milk

The combination of coconut water, sugar and milk can lighten the stretch marks by boosting the regeneration of new skin cells. Therefore, it is an effective remedy on how to get rid of stretch marks I would like to introduce to you in this article.

Here is the instruction:

  • Mix half a spoon of sugar, two spoons of raw milk with few drops of cucumber juice and lemon juice
  • Apply this mixture over the stretch marks and massage it in circular motions for a few minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

You should repeat this treatment more than three times a week.

21. Homemade Moisturizer With Olive Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, And Aloe Vera Gel

Moisturizer plays the important role in improving skin elasticity. Therefore, talking about effective tips and techniques on how to get rid of stretch marks, you should not ignore moisturizer. You buy a suitable moisturizer in the beauty shops. Make sure that you know how to read the label to stay away from allergic and harmful ingredients added in many skin care products. Alternatively, you can make a home-made moisturizer by using wheat germ oil, olive oil, and aloe vera gel. This home-made moisturizer is included in a list of natural remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks and scars.

Follow this instruction:

  • Mix equal proportions of wheat germ oil, aloe vera gel, and olive oil
  • Spread this mixture over your stretch marks
  • Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

This home-made moisturizer is suitable for combination or dry skin type. You should repeat this treatment daily to get a satisfactory result.

22. Homemade Lotion With Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Aloe Vera Gel

Both aloe vera and olive oil contain many beauty benefits for the skin. They are used in many skin care products. The combination of extra virgin oil and aloe vera gel can become an excellent home-made lotion on how to get rid of stretch marks and scars.

You will need:

  • A half cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • A quarter cup of aloe vera gel
  • 6 vitamin E capsules
  • 4 vitamin A capsules

Follow this instruction:

  • Extract the oil from vitamin E capsules and vitamin A capsules
  • Mix these types of oil with extra virgin olive oil and aloe vera gel
  • Spread some over the stretch marks
  • Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

Store the unused mixture in an airtight container and keep it in a refrigerator for the next use.

23. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an excellent home remedy for many skin ailments, including acne and psoriasis. Tea tree oil contains great moisturizing properties. Therefore, it fastens the healing process for skin damage and lightens stretch marks and scars. It is not surprising when tea tree oil is mentioned in the article about useful tips on how to get rid of stretch marks and scars.

Do this:

  • Take some tea tree oil and then apply it to the affected skin areas
  • Massage it gently and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

Regular massage your skin with tea tree oil can reduce the visibility of stretch marks and scars.

24. Oats

A bowl of oats with milk is a healthy breakfast. Moreover, oats can be used externally for many skin benefits. Containing lightening properties, oats can help remove stretch marks. Moreover, moisturizing effects of oats can fasten the skin recovery. Oats can be used to make a natural scrub on how to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Here is the instruction:

  • Cook some oats in water for a few minutes until the oatmeal softens
  • Allow the oatmeal to cool
  • Spread the oatmeal over the stretch marks
  • Leave it for 15 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water

You should repeat this treatment on a regular basis

25. Physical Exercise

Physical exercises such as sit-ups, abdominal crunches, swimming, etc… can help tone the muscles and get rid of stretch marks.

Here are some exercises for removing stretch marks on different areas.

  • Stretch marks on your thighs: Sit straight and hold the chair in front of you with your arms. Swing the legs up and down.
  • Stretch marks on your stomach: Lie down on your back. Keep your feet on the floor and bend the knees. Put your hand up to the sides of your head. Lift the upper body off the floor. Repeat it several times
  • Stretch marks on bottom: Lie down and face the floor. Lift your left legs up and down. Repeat the process with your right legs.
  • Stretch marks on buttocks and hips: Lie down on the mat and lift one leg at 90-degree. Switch to other leg and repeat it.

Chemical-based creams or lotions should be avoided using because it may lead to skin damaging rashes. You should try these 25 useful techniques and home remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks fast and naturally. Besides application methods, you should add zinc, protein, and vitamin C-rich foods to your diet to fasten the skin recovery. Milk, green salad, nuts, fish and citrus fruits have the ability to remove stretch marks on the skin surface. Never scratch the stretch marks because it may result in skin damage. I mentioned 25 useful tips and home remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks fast and naturally. I hope that you can find this article informative and helpful. I am glad to hear your opinions and experience related to stretch marks. Thank you for reading.

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