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How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Fast

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There are different reasons why you might develop stretch marks on various parts of your body. These visible lines that appear on your skin surface are considered imperfections by a lot of people. Women feel that they should hide them as much as possible. There are some women who are proud of their stretch marks because they signify an important event that they have gone through in life, like childbirth or weight loss. Still, a lot of women would like to know how to get rid of stretch marks quickly.

Here are other possible reasons why you have noticed stretch marks:

  • Stress
  • Heredity
  • Rapid weight gain or weight loss

Stretch marks usually start on the dermis which is the middle layer of the skin. This signifies that there is not enough collagen in the skin, and the lack of, or breakup of, collagen has prompted the appearance of the marks on the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. If you are feeling self-conscious, and you want to know how to get rid of stretch marks, then you have two main options:

  1. You need to have the stretch marks treated professionally.
  2. You can do some home remedies that will help lighten the stretch marks naturally.

If you have a lot of cash to spare, professional treatments are available for your stretch marks. There are a lot of methods now that are considered safe and will not hurt. If you don’t want to spend the money, or you want to get rid of stretch marks in a natural manner no matter how long it takes, then you can choose to learn more about natural remedies listed below. These remedies will show you how to get rid of stretch marks in no time.

At home remedies:

Aloe Vera

You know that aloe vera is very effective for your hair, but you ought to know that this is good for your skin too. Aloe vera has healing properties, so you know that no matter what problem your skin is facing, aloe vera will help to heal it. Apply aloe vera on the stretch marks directly. Do this regularly (we suggest before bed at night) and you will see your desired results.

Lemon Juice

The acidity of lemon juice makes it very effective in getting rid of stretch marks and other skin issues. It will help lighten the marks and eventually make them go away. You can rub a lemon slice directly on the affected area, or you may extract the juice and apply it on the stretch marks.

Potato Juice

Do you know that potatoes have vitamins and minerals that the skin needs? These vitamins and minerals can help promote the growth of new skin cells. Skin cells will be restored efficiently at the same time.

Cocoa Butter

Have you always wondered why cocoa butter is one of the ingredients usually found in skin products? It is because it has the power to moisturize the skin super well. It can help your skin stay hydrated so that the appearance of stretch marks can be reduced greatly.

With all of these natural methods, you now know how to get rid of stretch marks.

Valerie Stitt lives in New York as a professional freelance writer, blogger, and content marketer. Follow Valerie on her health blog, Halfmile Fitness