After Dana was born, my stomach, buttocks and upper legs were ruined. I grew depressed, hating my body; a body I had once loved and felt proud of having. My stretch marks were so ghastly, that I became afraid that my husband would eventually leave me, even though he would constantly reassure me that he would stay even if I went bald and grew a second nose. God bless that man.
Then, several friends with the same problem- or that had the same problem and fixed it- gave me some useful tips on stretch marks removal for good. I continued to try these tips and also found new ones along the way. They work, my friend, so don’t hesitate to try ´em all.
#1. Retin A
This powerful moisturizer can help erase at old stretch marks removal but will not work as well with new ones. It will also decrease the arrival of new stretch marks.
Natural white sugar is the greatest natural medicine for stretch marks. Sugar will exfoliate your skin, so just take 1 tbsp of raw sugar, mix a couple of drops of lemon juice and some drops of almond or coconut oil and rub on the affected area for 10 minutes.
Water helps your skin stay flexible and healthy. If you keep your body hydrated, the less the chances of it breaking into new stretch marks. Drink from 8-10 glasses of water a day to keep your skin bouncy and your pores clean.
#4. Lemon Extract
Lemon juice´s acidity is commonly used to treat acne problems, skin injuries and other blemishes. Scrub some lemon juice onto the stretched skin in circular motion and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash with warm water.
#5. Glycolic Acid
Glycolic acid offers a proliferation of collagen construction to your stretch marks. Consult your dermatologist before using the product.
#6. Egg Whites
Egg whites cover 40 diverse proteins therefore, it plays a vital role for skin and fitness. Eggs white are also used to cure scars and blisters and are known to be very effective in doing so. For this, you have to take out the egg whites by sorting out the yolk from the egg. Beat the whites slightly with a fork. Smear this mixture onto your stretch marks and leave on for 15 minutes, rinse with water and finalize the process with a leave in moisturizer.
#7. Taking Hot Baths
You have to know that hot water benefits to recover your blood flow that can rapidly decrease the coming of stretch marks. When in the bathtub, rub the affected area with a loofa, in order to get rid of dead skin cells and promote the birth of new ones.
#8. Potato Juice
Potato Juice is packed with mineral plus vitamins that help reestablish skin cells. Slice a potato and scrub your stretch marks with it.
Aloe has been known to treat several skin illnesses because it contains certain nutrients as well as energetic compounds. It also possesses calming and healing properties. Apply aloe extract over stretch marks or prepare a paste by mixing vitamin E capsules, aloe vera gel and oil from 5 vitamin A capsules. Wash out with lukewarm water.
When all the methods fail, then your last option should be laser surgery. This procedure is set aside for hopeless cases like mine. It is costly but very effective. There are 3 types of laser treatment and they are:
- Vascular Laser à removes red stretch marks.
- Fractionated Laser à eliminates long lasting, profound stretch marks.
- Excimer Laser à In this method, the melanin present in your skin is generated, therefore, your stretch mark cracks are the similar shade of the neighboring skin.