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Ten Ways to Remove Stretch Marks

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  1. Egyptian Doctor

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    Stretch marks not only happen from pregnancy. They can appear from weight gain and loss, rapid growth, heredity and stress. When this happens, contraction of the skin causes tears in the dermis, or middle layer of skin. This causes capillaries to burst and form scars. This scarring show up as dark lines on the skin surface, ranging from pink to dark brown coloring and found mainly on the abdomin. They can also appear on thighs, breasts, and upper arms.
    You don't have to live with these unsightly marks. Here are ten natural remedies for stretch marks.

    1. Wheat germ oil:
    If used at the early stage, wheat germ oil rubbed daily will help with fading.

    2. Lemon Juice:
    A simple way to get rid of stretch marks is applying lemon juice. Lemon juice is naturally acidic and helps to deal with stretch marks. Take one lemon and squeeze the juice onto the stretch marks. Rub on stretch marks.

    3. Shea Butter
    : Use 100% Shea Butter daily on stretch marks twice a day by rubbing a small amount on them.

    4. Bio-oil: Bio Oil is a specialist skincare oil that fades scars.

    5. Vitamin C:
    Vitamin C can increase collagen production in early-stage stretch marks. Take 500 milligrams three times a day.

    6. Vitamin E and A:
    Mix the oil from ten vitamin E capsules and five vitamin A capsules. Rub mixture into skin daily.

    Olive Oil: The antioxidants in olive oil deal with skin problems like stretch marks. Olive oil well keep your skin well moisturized as well.

    8. Potato Juice: Did you know that potato juice can help fade stretch marks? The juice of potatoes contains vitamins and minerals that help restore skin cells. Take a potato and cut into thick slices and rub on skin. Leave juice on skin to dry, then wash off with water.

    9. Sugar: Use white sugar to exfoliate your skin. is one of the best ingredients to get rid of stretch marks. You can use sugar for exfoliating your skin. Mix one tablespoon of sugar with water and apply it to skin with lufa. Scrub gently.Wash off with warm water.

    10. Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is known for it's healing oils. Among it's known cures is it's healing properties towards stretch marks. Rub Aloe Vera gel on stretch marks.



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