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7 Natural Ways To Remove Stretch Marks Fast At Home

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When our skin rapidly stretches, it causes stretch marks. This usually happens because of growth or weight gain.

I don't know anyone who doesn't have these lines on their body. I also don't know anyone who doesn't complain about it.

If you're looking for a simple, natural way to get rid of stretch marks fast, read these seven ways you can tackle one of your biggest worries:

1. Baby Oil

Right when you come out of the shower, dry your skin and massage baby oil anywhere you have stretch marks. Do not dry the oil off, let it absorb into your skin for best results. The nutrients in baby oil keeps your skin soft, which will diminish the appearance of your stretch marks overtime.

2. Baking Soda

Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and the juice of one lemon to form a paste. Apply this on your stretch marks, and put plastic wrap over it. Make sure no air gets in. Then, let it sit for half an hour and wash with warm water. Baking soda will lighten your stretch marks and remove any dead skin.

3. Cocoa Butter

This one is my favorite ways to get rid of stretch marks because the mixture smells so good! Combine 1/2 cup of cocoa butter with one tablespoon of apricot, vitamin E, kernel, and wheat germ oil. Melt two teaspoons of beeswax and apply it to the mixture. Put it in a sealed container in your refrigerator. Once cold, massage your mixture onto your stretch marks. Apply this at least twice a day for best results.

4. Coffee Scrub

Mix coffee grounds with water until you make a paste. Gently scrub this mixture in circular motions on your stretch marks for a few minutes. Rinse with water and moisturize with baby oil or olive oil. Coffee is rich with antioxidants, which will work to repair your skin.

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can be used for so many things, and for that reason I have dozens of small bottles stored in my basement. Take a spoonful of coconut oil and massage it on your stretch marks twice a day. Make sure the oil absorbs into your skin. You'll get the best results if you apply it right after you take a shower. Coconut oil is filled with great nutrients that help to repair your skin.

6. Vicks Vapor Rub

This strong ointment is not only great for colds or muscle pain, it's also great for getting rid of stretch marks. Some people have said their stretch marks were completely gone after applying Vicks for only three days! Massage the ointment in your skin, put plastic wrap around it, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.

7. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel has so many uses, you'd be surprised. Rub the gel onto your stretch marks and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Try to do this at least once a day for best results.

Which one will you try first?

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.