There are so many different methods available when it comes to getting rid of your stretch marks. You can opt for surgical procedures, prescription creams, and other various products that are well known for stretch mark removal. The problem is that some of these options may be very pricey, and you might want to consider using one of the effective home remedies in removing stretch marks. Here are a few that you will want to try.

Home Remedies For Stretch Marks

# 1 – Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has been used for years to treat scars, and since stretch marks are a type of scar, it seems that it would be effective. It is basically a natural form of bleach, and it can help to lighten up the color of the marks and make them fade away. The acidity is also great for the top layer of the skin. Simply take a few lemons, and squeeze out the lemon juice. Then rub it into your stretch marks. While it isnt going to fade them before your very eyes, over time it can really be very effective. It is also a very cheap home remedy, because you can get lemons for just a few cents at your local grocery store or supermarket!

# 2 – Wrap it Up

The next remedy that you may want to try is wrapping it up with some plastic wrap, and using a lemon juice and baking soda combination. If you have severe stretch marks, you can actually rub the mixture onto your skin, and then wrap it up and let it sit for a half hour or more. It may not be the most comfortable method, and you may want to go take a shower right away when you are done, but it can be really effective. A combination of the baking soda and lemon juice, with the heat of the wrap really does work wonders.

# 3 – Vapor Rub

Vapor rub can also be very effective at getting rid of your stretch marks. You can choose a name brand rub, or just get an off brand rub- they will both have the same active ingredients. Rub it on your skin, and you will find that it helps to cool your skin, and it also boosts blood flow and circulation, thus helping to heal the stretch marks from the inside out. While it might make you smell like menthol for awhile, you may find it to be an effective home remedy that won’t put you out much money. You can also use it with the 2nd recommendation, for even better results!

# 4 – Oils

Certain oils have been used for years to help diminish the signs of stretch marks as well. There are a variety of different home products that contain types of oil. Try using olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, castor oil, or other type of oil. Oil is a great way to moisturize and hydrate your skin, and it can also help to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. This is why you will see certain types of oil as a main ingredient in some of the top products on the market used for stretch marks! It really does work.

# 5 – Skin Stimulation

While this may not really seem like something you would want to do, you can use a brush that has soft bristles and ‘brush’ your skin. It will really help to get the blood flowing to those skin cells, and that will lead to healing. You can brush the marks in a circular pattern, and it will help to break down all of that built up scar tissue and will in turn help to rejuvenate your skin and make it look newer and healthier. It really is a win-win, even if it doesn’t make your stretch marks go away completely. Massage also works well, because it still gives your skin that added blood flow- so you might want to massage the affected area each day.

# 6 – Stretch Mark Cream

Finally, you may consider using stretch mark cream. This is something that is often used to diminish stretch marks, and the good news is that there are a few products out there that are actually fairly effective. The key is to make sure that you don’t just get a cream that is going to stay on your skin topically. You want something that is really going to penetrate deeply and get to those torn tissues underneath your skin. When you get a product that goes deep, you can rest assured that it is going to be effective.

Choosing a great stretch mark cream is not easy! You will want to know what to look for. Factors such as ingredients, quality, cost, purity, and availability are definitely things that you will want to look into. It may be a better idea for you to do some research before you invest in a product, just to make sure that you are getting something that is actually going to be effective for you.

When it comes down to it, there are some effective home remedies in removing stretch marks. It is important to understand that what works for one person may not be as effective for the next. The results will vary based on skin type, and severity of stretch marks. Give these a try, and you are sure to find something that will be effective for you. Just remember, you have to have patience because none of these methods are going to give an overnight result. Use them methodically and regularly, and you will start to see a difference over time.  This is great news for anyone that suffers from stretch marks!

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