Stretch marks are very common and almost every woman has them. They usually appear on the waist, thigh, buttocks, upper arms and breasts, while they are not a sign of worry, some women feel uncomfortable wearing clothes that reveal their stretch marks.
If you are looking for ways to lighten and get rid of these stretch marks, look no further than the healing properties of aloe vera. Enriched with enzymes, nutrients and vitamins it improves skin elasticity and heals stretch marks faster. If you have an aloe vera plant or store-bought aloe vera gel, here’s how you can use it to get rid of stretch marks…
Probably the easiest and most effective way to use aloe vera is by applying the gel on the affected area. Simply mix a few tablespoons of aloe gel with the oil from two vitamin E capsules and mix well. Use this gel to massage the area for a few minutes and then leave it on for about an hour. Wash off or let it stay more if you don’t have to go out. Repeat twice a day for best results.
Exfoliating not only removes the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin but also promotes blood circulation and improves the supply of oxygen to the area. To prepare this scrub, mix equal amounts of aloe vera gel with ground coffee and massage it on the stretch marks for a few minutes. Let it stay for about 20 minutes before washing off or cleaning it with a damp cloth. Follow every alternate day to see quicker results.
Mixing other skin nourishing and healing ingredients with aloe vera increases its potency and helps reduce stretch marks faster. In a bowl, add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon almond oil and a tablespoon of honey. Mix the ingredients together to form a paste and apply evenly all over your stretch marks. Let it stay for 30 minutes before washing off with water. Repeat this at least twice a week to see your stretch marks disappear in 2-3 weeks.