Moms! How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks After Pregnancy
There are certain effective home remedies you can try to reduce the appearance of stretch marks after delivery.
Massaging the affected areas with oils make your skin smooth and help reduce the stretch marks. Some of the popularly used oils include:
- Olive Oil: Olive oil moisturizes and exfoliates your skin. It also improves the blood circulation and removes stretch marks to a great extent. Take some oil in your palms and gently massage the area.Let it remain for 30 minutes so that the vitamins A, D and E in the oil are absorbed into the skin.Take a bath after the massage.Though it is a time-taking process, it gives you results when you follow it regularly.Or you can also prepare a mixture of olive oil, water and vinegar, and apply in the nights.
- Castor Oil:Apply castor oil on the stretch marks and massage the area gently in circular motion for about five to ten minutes.Use a plastic bag to cover the area, roll a hot water bottle on it for about 30 to 40 minutes. The heat opens the pores and the oil gets absorbed into the pores.Clean the area and repeat it every day for at least a month to see good results.
- Aloe vera promotes healing and soothes your skin. Use fresh gel rather than the one available in the market.
- Rub it directly over the skin, leave for 15 minutes and wash it off using lukewarm water. Apply on the affected areas regularly.You can also prepare a mixture of one-fourth cup of aloe vera gel with oil from five vitamin A and ten vitamin E capsules. Rub it over the skin until it is completely absorbed. Apply it twice a day.