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Easy ways to treat stretch marks Easy ways to treat stretch marks Easy ways to treat stretch marks

Easy ways to treat stretch marks

Sanyu Nalubega, a cosmetologist, says stretch marks are lines on the skin surface, with an off-colour tone. They are mainly found in the abdominal wall, but can also occur on the thighs, upper arms, legs, buttocks and breasts. She gives some easy remedies one can use.

Lemon juice
Rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks using round motions. Allow the lemon juice to soak into the skin for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Alternatively, mix equal quantities of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply the mixture on the stretch marks.

Egg whites
Extract whites from two eggs, beating the whites gently using a fork. Clean the affected skin area with water and apply a thick layer of egg whites. Allow the egg whites to dry up completely and then rinse the area with cold water. Finally apply some olive oil on the skin to keep it moisturised.

Aloe vera
Its healing and soothing properties can be used to get rid of stretch marks. Directly rub aloe vera gel on the affected skin area, leaving it on for 30 minutes and then rinse the skin with lukewarm water.

Sugar
Use the sugar to exfoliate the skin. Mix a tablespoon of raw sugar with some almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it on the stretch marks and other skin areas. Gently rub the mixture on the skin for a few minutes every day before taking a shower.

Potato juice
Cut a medium-sized potato into thick slices. Take one of the potato pieces and rub it gently on the stretch marks for a few minutes. Make sure the starch from the potato covers the affected area. Allow the potato juice to dry for some time and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Source: Daily Monitor

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