If you thought pregnancy was the only reason behind stretch-marks, you were seriously wrong my friend! Because if you have been working pretty hard on losing weight and have literally been starving yourself, or haven’t and yet have lost weight drastically, chances are your desi body would be getting some of those marks here and there. Not everybody, but most of us do get pretty visible ones and if you were looking forward to wearing that crop top on your Bhai ki shaadi, you might as well be reconsidering. Because the waist area is the most common domain where stretch marks usually appear. Don’t give up on that crop top just yet! Because here are some of the ingredients in your kitchen that can help you.
Egg Whites & Olive Oil
Best known for being rich in amino acids and proteins, eggs are the elixir for a healthier skin and even good hair. What you need to do is take out the egg whites only from two eggs and whisk them. Take a brush or a cotton ball and apply the egg white to the area being affected by the marks and leave it on until it gets dried. Rinse it off with water and apply a thin layer of olive oil. Repeat this after every other day.
Aloe Vera & Vitamin E
The benefits of Aloe Vera are numerous! All you need to do is get one leaf and take out the gel and blend it well for it to reach a paste-like consistency. To one-fourth cup of that, add almost five to six capsules of Vitamin E. Mix it well and apply it to the area with the stretch marks and rub it well until it gets absorbed. Repeat this daily.
This one product is absolute magic! Apply it daily on the affected skin before you go to bed to see the results.
Lemon & Glycerin
Cut a lemon in half and put a few drops of glycerin on it. Rub the affected area with it in gentle motions and repeat this procedure twice a day for it to be effective.
Tea Tree Oil
Best known for its anti-inflammatory properties and pretty well known for being a good cure for acne, tea tree oil has been proven to be effective for a number of skin problems, including stretch marks. Just apply a few drops of tea tree oil daily on the marks.
For this, you need to clean the skin affected with warm water and soap. Wipe it dry and apply a thin layer of castor oil, rubbing it gently. Take a clear saran wrap and cover the area with it tightly. Take a heating pad or a hot bottle (all daadis and naanis have one!) you can even use a hot towel, apply heat to the area covered in the plastic wrap with it and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Do this regularly.