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Stretch Marks for Men: Natural Remedies
Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface that are caused by the over-stretching of skin.
When skin is overstretched, the collagen is weakened, and its normal production cycle is interrupted and damaged; collagen is the main protein found in your connective tissue and is needed to keep your skin taut.
When this process is interrupted, the skin lacks the necessary support and ends up tearing, resulting in stretch marks.
While sudden gain or loss in weight may be the primary cause behind stretch marks in men, other reasons can be, rapid growth, heredity factors, stress and changes in physical conditions.
Stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about your appearance. Fortunately, you can use these natural preparations and observe a humongous difference in your skin!
Egg white has 40 different proteins. These nutrients help fade scars or stretch marks impressively. For stretch marks, you want to use only the egg whites, which contain amino acids and proteins.
This is by far the easiest remedy that you will ever find to fade/reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Whip the whites of two eggs gently with a fork.
Clean the affected skin area with water and then apply a thick layer of egg whites
Leave it as such for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse with cold water.
Apply a few drops of coconut oil on the skin to keep it moisturized.
Follow this home remedy every day for at least two weeks and watch out for positive results.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel contains skin repairing properties that help in skin regeneration thus removing stretch marks efficiently.
Apply directly rub aloe vera gel on the affected skin area, leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse the skin with lukewarm water.
Repeat this home remedy at least two times daily to see outstanding results against stretch marks.
Olive oil contains a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that help fade stretch marks on men.
Massage slightly warm extra-virgin olive oil into the affected skin area.
Leave it for half an hour so that the skin absorbs the vitamins A, D and E present in the oil.
For best results, mix olive oil with vinegar and water and use as a night cream., this will exfoliate and also keep your skin moisturized.
Citrus foods are great for your skin as they can fade your stretch marks, acne and other scars due to the presence of alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) and Vitamin C in them.
They remove the dead skin cells thereby enhancing the stretch mark removal process.
Rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks using circular motions until it runs out of juice.
Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for at least 15minutes.
Wash the area with warm water.
Follow this remedy once a day before going to bath for great results.
This miracle veggie is rich in antioxidants that protect the skin against free radicals and also protects the skin from damages.
Make sure you keep this at home for both internal consumption and external application.
Take ½ cup cucumber juice and ¼ cup lemon juice in a bowl.
Mix both the ingredients well.
Apply this mixed juice on the stretch marks.
Allow 10-15 minutes so that the juice will be absorbed by your skin well.
Wash it off with warm water.
Follow this remedy twice a day to get rid of stretch marks.
Cocoa butter is loaded with antioxidant properties and is also very beneficial in treating stretch marks. it will nourish your skin and reduce the mar of stretch marks.
Take ½ cup of cocoa butter in a container and melt it in low flame.
Add 1 tsp of Vitamin E oil to it and stir well.
Pour the mixture into a glass jar (you can store this mixture in the refrigerator for further use).
Take the mixture and apply it on the stretch marks.
Apply it two to three times daily. This combination will keep your skin hydrated and smooth.
Other than satisfying your sweet cravings, white sugar is one of the best natural remedies to get rid of stretch marks. You can use the sugar to exfoliate your skin.
Mix 1 tsp of almond oil ½ tsp of lemon juice and one tsp of sugar in a bowl.
Apply this mixture on the stretch marks.
Apply this mixture on the skin every day before taking a shower
A Few More Tips:
Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and all those food categorized ‘unhealthy’ but take one or two glasses of water several times during the day as this will keep your skin hydrated.
Overdoing with your weight lifts will cause muscle growth at a fast rate ultimately causing stretch marks on men. Follow a workout routine that includes stretching to gradually improve the elasticity of your skin.
Ensure that you do cardio exercises as this will help sufficient blood flow to your skin.
Eat healthy by including natural foods and fruits that contain Vitamin C, E, K, and zinc sufficiently.
Eat a lot of protein such as yogurt, seeds, eggs, soya beans, fish, chicken, etc.
Don’t get lazy to use these home remedies. Get rid of stretch marks on the body and be more confident of your body in the midst of other men.