Stretch marks can be caused due to a number of factors like lack of moisturization, dry skin, weight gain, rapid weight loss, etc. It can also be caused due to old age as skin loses its elasticity. The sooner you start treating stretch marks, the greater the chances are to prevent them from progressing and also fade them over time. The best way to treat stretch marks is overnight so below are some effective overnight remedies to get rid of stretch marks naturally –
ALOE GEL – STRETCH MARKS REMEDY
Aloe Vera is a great natural remedy for stretch marks, it gel, when applied, heals the wounds and it also contains plant collagen which immensely helps repair the skin. It is known for it’s natural soothing and healing properties.
You can use either commercial organic aloe gel and fresh aloe gel for this. Simply massage the gel until well absorbed into the skin and leave it on overnight. For added benefits, add extract aloe vera gel with few drops of lavender essential oil and massage until well-absorbed. Let it work overnight.
SHEA BUTTER – STRETCH MARKS REMEDY
Shea butter hydrates moisturize and soften the skin. It works as an effective natural moisturizer to repair the skin and reduce the appearance of marks.
To make a natural anti-stretch mark body butter, simply whip together 4 tablespoons shea butter and 1 tablespoon jojoba oil until thick yet fluffy. Transfer it to a jar and massage on the affected area before bedtime. Can also be used during the day time after a shower.
BODY OIL – STRETCH MARKS REMEDY
Olive oil contains antioxidants that help to neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage collagen which is the main reason for wrinkles, fine lines, and skin dryness. The oil thickens and stimulates the dermis and reduces wrinkles and fine lines naturally and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin.
In a bowl, add an equal amount of rosehip oil and olive oil. Mix well and transfer to a pump bottle. Massage a few drops of this oil on the desired area until fully absorbed and sleep with it.
CASTOR OIL – STRETCH MARKS REMEDY
Apply warm castor oil on the desired area before going to bed. Warm some castor oil and add in a few drops lavender oil for added benefits. Massage the oil on the skin for few mins to increase circulation. Let it work overnight and wash off while you shower the next day.
POTATO – STRETCH MARKS REMEDY
Potato contains starch that has emollient properties to heal the skin. The presence of antioxidants in potatoes helps to treat stretch marks. Potato juice is rich in minerals and vitamins that promotes restoration and growth of skin cells.
Potato makes an excellent natural stretch marks remedy. Slice a fresh organic potato and rub the fleshy side on your skin and let it air dry. Sleep with it and let it work overnight. Wash off in the morning.