Stretch marks are discolored striations that may appear on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, chest or upper arms. When someone gains weight rapidly, the dermis layer of skin is stretched until it cracks, leaving fine scars on the skin’s surface. Stretch marks can form as a result of pregnancy, puberty, bodybuilding or simply overeating. Most stretch marks will fade over time. Meanwhile, you can try the following home remedies to reduce their unsightly appearance.
1. Yogurt and honey
The lactic acid in yogurt helps to lighten skin while stimulating collagen production. Honey is a natural humectant that keeps skin moist and supple. Combine a cup of natural Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture over your stretch marks and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing. Repeat daily to help marks fade.