Stretch marks are small scars which can affect both men and women. They can be caused by growth spurts during puberty, sudden weight gain or a quick increase in muscle mass during exercise.
Stretch marks occur often, varying in size and severity. Although there are no proven treatments to completely remove them, there are several natural remedies that could help you reduce their appearance.
Check out these natural approaches to reduce the appearance of stretch marks!
At a glance:
- 10 home remedies could help reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Some can even be found in the kitchen
- Some can help soothe the symptoms
- Others could help stimulate collagen production
Aloe vera – for soothing skin regeneration
Aloe vera is a succulent plant with several medicinal properties. Above all, its gel has skin regeneration properties and is used as a natural moisturising, soothing and cooling agent[1–3].It contains antioxidants such as vitamins A and C, and has anti-inflammatory properties. A 2018 study showed that aloe vera, together with sweet almond oil, reduced the itching of stretch marks.