Pregnancy brings with it a lot of changes, and not all of them are welcome. While you are still getting used to the arrival of a new tiny human in your life, suddenly you are also expected to deal with skin woes, hair loss and the worst of all – stretch marks. They can be extremely unsightly and take a toll on your confidence levels.
Don’t let this scare you, as there are ways in which you can prevent stretch marks. While you are busy taking care of your little bundle of joy, we have curated a list of easy remedies with which you can prevent and reduce the appearance of old and new stretch marks. And…don’t forget to thank us later!
Argan oil is a commonly used ingredient to achieve flawless skin. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins that heal and nourish the skin by reducing and eliminating stretch marks and other scars.
BB Pro Tip: Apply a few drops of this oil on the affected area twice a day to a see a marked reduction in stretch marks.
Rich in anti-inflammatory and skin lightening properties, turmeric is your go-to remedy for reducing stretch marks.
BB Pro Tip: Mix a tablespoon of turmeric with a tablespoon of fresh cream and apply to affected area for it to works its magic.
Potato juice is a powerhouse of starch and skin lightening enzymes that work magically to reduce post-pregnancy stretch marks. The bleaching properties also help lighten the skin tone.
BB Pro Tip: Simply squeeze out the juice of one potato and rub into the affected area 2-3 times a week.
Aloe vera gel
There is nothing that this wonder plant won’t help with. Aloe gel, fresh from the stem of the plant increases collagen synthesis and fades stretch marks.
BB Pro Tip: Make a concoction of fresh aloe gel, Vitamin E oil and Vitamin A oil and massage into skin until absorbed.
Castor oil is full of skin care benefits. A rich source of ricinoleic acid, this kitchen and beauty shelf staple helps condition your skin to lighten stretch marks over time.
BB Pro Tip: Slightly warm the castor oil and lightly massage onto stretch marks for 10-15 minutes 3 times a week.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 13, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!