Nearly 90% of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy. Even though if they had never experienced them before. It is an understatement to say that they are common. These stretch marks are not in any way different to other stretch marks that are caused to you at other times of life. Gaining weight or rapid growth causes the dermis the middle layer of skin to tear because the skin is not able to stretch with the rapid growth of the body. This condition often occurs during adolescence when these marks are most probably to surface on thighs, breasts, upper arms, and belly. During pregnancy, few spots that grow the most and usually get the stretch marks are breast and belly. Some of the remedies are given below to help you to do away with the stretch marks.

  • Apricot

You deseed the fruit and then slash it into small pieces. Make the paste of the fruit by crushing in a blender. Apply it to the stretch marks and leave it there for 15- 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Repeat it regularly until the stretch marks reduce in size and look.

  • Potato Juice

Carotenoids, phytochemicals, and polyphenols, are present in the potato which improve the texture of the skin. Slash the potato into two halves. Rub one half of the potato over the stretch marks. Let the skin absorb the juice and wait for it to dry. By using lukewarm water rinse off the area. You will see the difference in a few months. Use potato pulp or its juice for an effective and quick cure.

  • Turmeric and Sandalwood

They are well known for their capacity to make brighter and even texture of the skin. You rub sandalwood stick in a bit of water and make one spoon of sandalwood paste. Also, make a smooth paste from fresh turmeric root. Mix both of them in equal quantity and rub on the skin. Let it be there till 60% of it dries up. Then scrub your skin for sometime till the mixture comes off. Continue the process for six months to get the desired results. This will help to remove the marks and nourish the skin as well.

  • Milk, Sugar and Green Coconut Water

To boost the skin regeneration process scrubs are found to be effective, and after the birth of the baby, they prove to be effective in removing stretch marks. Take two spoons of raw milk, cucumber juice and few drops of lemon juice, and half a spoon of sugar to make a mixture. Smear it over the affected area and rub it in a circular motion for about five minutes. Wash it off and dry the area. Use coconut water in excess. Then leave it to dry for some time.

  • Alfalfa leaves

These are very rich in protein, essential amino acids, and vitamins E and K. They detoxify the skin due to their antifungal property and assist in the healing of the stretch marks. Mix the powder of the leaves with chamomile oil and rub over the stretch marks. Use it two to three times a day and notice the results.