The ultimate guide on how to get a crystal clear skin, gathering up the best natural remedies that can help you get rid of acne, acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, discoloration, rashes, redness, dryness, and make your skin glow.
Make yourself a face mask using turmeric, which will really do miracles for healthy and shiny skin, as work wonders for your acne.
All you need is 1 tbsp of fresh aloe vera gel, 1 tbsp of honey, and 1 tbsp of minced turmeric. Stir it nicely to get a thick paste.
Apply on your face and neck and let it work for half an hour.
In the end, wash it off with warm water, and use face cream or coconut oil as the final touch.
The papaya is one amazing superfruit that has the ability to fix all the imperfections on your skin. The best of all, masks made from papaya are suitable for the whole body.
It contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as potassium, and magnesium. This fruit is effective against the aging of the skin and it gives the skin smoothness, shine, and strength. Finally, papaya is incredibly rich in antioxidants that help with inflammation.
The combination of papaya, coconut oil, and honey is an explosion of nurturing and moisturizing substances for your skin.
Mix 1 piece of papaya, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, half a banana, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 pineapple. Blend these ingredients in a food processor until you get a smooth paste. Apply on clean skin. Wait for the mask to act for 15-20 minutes, then rinse. Your skin will be reborn- more soft and glowy than ever!
Cucumbers are excellent for the skin because of their high water content, and also because of the fibers that help remove toxins. They also contain a lot of vitamin C, which helps moisturize the skin, giving you that shiny, glowy look.
So instead of eating them, you can use these benefits by making a facial cucumber mask to help your skin texture improve.
Rinse the cucumber well, then slice it and place it in a blender. Add plain yogurt and blend until you get a creamy paste.
Apply the cream on a clean face, neck, and neckline, then wait half an hour and wash your face with room temperature water. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a week.
Green tea it's not just for drinking, you can also use it in your skincare regime as part of your facial masks - it's just perfect for such mixtures.
First, take 3 bags of different herbal teas, remove the contents from them, put them in a bowl, and add a handful of flax seeds. Take one bag of green tea, boil, and then let it cool down. Take a thick cotton pad, sink it in the green tea, and then place it on your face. On top put from the mixture of teas and flaxseed, cover with another cotton pad, and let it stand for 30 minutes. Rinse your face with cold water. Your skin will be soft, glowy and thankful.
Figs are a wonderful choice for topical application because they can make an amazing nourishing, antioxidant-rich face mask. Mix 2-3 mashed figs with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, apply on the face and see wonders on your skin. The mask should be left to act 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
You can repeat the procedure up to 3 times a week.
If you have dry skin, rose water is an amazing remedy for you. I guess you wonder how you can use rose water to improve your skin? Well, it has numerous benefits such as softening your skin and giving it a natural, healthy glow. It helps clear up your skin because it gets deep into your pores and keeps it well hydrated.
But what if you have sensitive skin? Well, don't worry! You can still use rose water because it's so mild, and the best thing is - it has no side effects. It is believed that even Cleopatra used rose water in her skin regime.
If you don't know know how to use rose water, here's one recipe you can use for moisturizing skin
All you'll need is 1 tbsp of coconut oil, 3 tbsp of rose water and 1 tbs glycerin. Mix all the ingredients in a small bottle and shake the bottle. After 2 or 3 minutes, apply the mixture on your skin.
You can do this two times a day. It's good for your skin because the glycerin and the coconut oil help to hydrate, and the rose water gives you a fresh feeling. If you have dry skin, this recipe will revive your skin in no time.
Castor oil, in the science world also known as Ricinus cimmunis, is a vegetable oil that comes from squeezing castor seeds. It's a natural ingredient that helps you fight off dry skin.
It contains ricinoleic acid, and thanks to it, castor oil has many health benefits.
For example, you can use it for inflamed skin, sunburns, acne, or even scars. The oil goes deep into the scar tissue and encourages the growth of healthy cells around it. In order for the trick to work you need to use it regularly.
You can also find castor oil in cosmetic products for skin hydration. But because almost every moisturizing product contains inflammatory ingredients like preservatives, perfumes, and dyes, castor oil by itself or mixed with coconut oil can be an excellent moisturizing product for dry skin.
Here's a homemade mixture you can use.
Mix 1 tbsp of castor oil with 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Use a cotton pad - dip it in the mixture and place it on the inflamed area to act for 15 minutes. After that, wash your face with room temperature water.
Lavender oil is always a favorite among essential oils, maybe because of its anti-inflammatory properties and therapeutic effect for dry skin in particular. But, it also helps fight acne, eczema, injured skin, wrinkles etc.
Best of all, it helps treat migraine, headaches, stress, and tension.
If your pores are clogged, the oil can kill the bacteria leaving your skin well-moisturized, and reducing the chances of developing a pimple. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, you can use lavender oil as a primer or a base product for smooth coverage.
Lavender helps to balance the skin’s moisture barrier, so it doesn’t get too oily or too dry. In days of cold winds or too much sun, it's necessary to have this oil in your pocket.
You can use lavender oil to relax and to moisturize at the same time. Take a bottle of lavender oil, make yourself a hot bath, spray a little lavender oil when it starts to get steamy, take deep breaths and relax. After your bath, a few drops of lavender oil mixed with coconut oil are perfect as a DIY massage oil - massage your skin softly to get it clean and glowy. Enjoy!
Almonds are very powerful, not only because they are a healthy snack, and make tasty milk, but also the oil can do wonders for your skin.
There are many benefits to using almond oil for your skin. Let's go over them: It is very rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin A, potassium, zinc and fatty acids and protein.
Because of its Vitamin E content, almond oil can be great for cleaning your skin from dead skin cells, making it soft, smooth, and wrinkle-free.
The fatty acids moisturize the skin, keep the sebum under control, and heal irritated skin. If you are struggling with dry skin, don't despair, almond oil will always come to the rescue.
And because of its antibacterial properties, it also makes for the perfect, natural makeup remover.
Tamanu oil has a moisturizing effect on the skin. If you have dry skin, you can combine 2 tbsp of tamanu oil with 1/4 cup avocado. Store it in a small bottle and apply a few drops all over your inflamed skin before going in the shower. Another great natural remedy with tamanu oil is to mix 2 tbsp of it with 1/4 cup of jojoba oil and use in the same way. For best results, use it every time before showering. After a couple of weeks, you will notice the benefits.
Fuller’s Earth or also known as Multani mitti is a natural solution for all your skin’s problems - and most importantly, it can solve your oily skin, once and for all. It’s rich in minerals, such as aluminum silicate, which is easily absorbed into the skin and will leave it fresh and radiant - the very reason why is highly recommended for oily and acne-prone skin. It will kill harmful bacteria and remove excess oil and dirt.
The best way to say goodbye to your oily skin is with this super-powerful mask of fuller’s earth and rose water. All you need is one small cup Multani mitti, and two tbsp of rose water. Mix the ingredients together until you get a paste-like consistency. Apply it evenly on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.
Rich in nutrients and boasting antifungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, mangos can be an extremely effective tool against excessive oil on the skin. Simply mash one mango until you get a paste-like consistency and apply evenly on the skin. To highlight the mango’s exfoliating properties, add one/two tbsp of brown sugar and mix well. Apply on the skin and massage in circular motion, for a couple of minutes. Wash off with room temperature water.
I’m sure you have already used them every once in a while, for this or that, but did you know they can help you get rid of oily skin? They are basically amazing when it comes to absorbing any extra oil that your sebaceous glands produce. If you want to banish unwanted shine and grease, use these blotting papers, three to four a day.
There are many different clays in cosmetics these days, but we can all classify them in three categories - Smectite (montmorillonite), Illite, and Kaolinite. It’s good to know what type of clay you are buying since all of them have different characteristics and produce different results. For oily skin specifically, you want to choose a clay from the smectite group. They are famous for their ability to absorb impurities and oils. Some of the most typically used cosmetic clays from the smectite group are the bentonite clay, the red (Montmorillonite) clay, the French green, and the rhassoul clay.
Zinc is one of the essential nutrients that our body needs in order to function normally. It protects that immune system by fighting off harmful bacteria and viruses; it has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce redness and irritation. A lot of research throughout the years established the role of zinc in treating many disorders and conditions, including acne. You can take zinc orally or topically. Topical application is considered less effective, but without side-effects, while taking an oral supplement might cause nausea in some people. I would recommend taking an oral zinc supplement if you are dealing with a more severe acne condition. For mild acne, blackheads, whiteheads, papules, and pustules, you can use zinc topically. It can take up to three months until you see results, so be patient.
Echinacea is considered a perennial plant that acts as an immune stimulant. People have used the echinacea as a herbal medicine for ages, against colds, and other respiratory conditions, as well as infections. Now, the evidence is piling up that it's also a good weapon against acne. In one 2011 study, echinacea was shown to completely reverse the bacterial-induced inflammation.
The best part about this plant is - you can grow it in your backyard. Hey, maybe you even have it. In that case, all you need to do is harvest the roots, wash them off and leave them in the sunlight to dry off. Once they are dry, you can crash them to make a powder and store it in a glass jar. This way, you will have a powerful acne remedy every time you need it. One way to benefit from it it is to boil one gram of the powder with approximately 200 ml of water, filter the liquid and drink it on a daily basis.
Another way is to make a face mask and use it topically. You will need one tbsp of honey, one tbsp of echinacea powder, and zest from one orange. Heat the honey and add the other ingredients. Blend well and then store it at room temperature. With slightly moist hands scoop about 1 tsp worth of mask into your hands, and apply on the face. Let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off.
Witch hazel has high levels of tannin, an acid that has a lot of health and skin benefits but doesn’t cause skin irritation. It’s often used to treat acne because of its antibacterial properties and the fact it can reduce inflammation. You can use witch hazel directly on the skin or make a homemade facial mask combining it with egg whites and lemon juice.
Blend one tbsp of witch hazel with one egg white, and the juice from one freshly squeezed lemon. Blend well and apply the mask evenly on the face. Wait for it to dry off and then wash your face with cold water.
Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory agent, so it can reduce redness. It also contains salicylic acid - the most frequent ingredient in acne products, as it cleans out pores and exfoliates the skin. When combined with honey, it has the power to reduce breakouts and help the skin heal faster.
Take 5 to 6 aspiring pills, crush them, and place them in a mug with a little water. Wait for the aspiring to dissolve. Mix it well until you get a paste-like consistency. Then, add one tbsp of honey, and continue to mix. Instead of honey, you can use olive oil or jojoba oil, especially if your skin is too dry. Once you have your paste at the consistency that you like, apply it to skin and wait for 20 minutes to act. After that, wash off with cold water.
The tea tree oil is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, so it can be used directly on the affected areas. The oil can reduce the redness, swelling, and inflammation, eliminate the acne-causing bacteria and dry up the already developed acne. Because the oil is strong, it’s best to dilute it with water before applying it to your face - unless you have a severe acne condition.
For severe acne, use it undiluted - pour a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball and dab on the acne-affected skin. Don’t use it on all the face. For best results, leave it overnight and wash off in the morning.
For mild to moderate acne, use it diluted - Pour one tbsp of distilled water in a small bowl and add a few drops of the tea tree oil. Dip a cotton ball in the solution and apply on the affected areas on the skin. You can leave it for about 20-30 minutes, before washing it off with cool water.
One of the most powerful reasons why jojoba oil is frequently recommended in acne treatments is its ability to mimic the natural skin oils or the sebum. Applying it on the skin regularly can trick oil-secreting glands to produce less sebum. Sebum is really important for overall skin health and skin moisture, but it’s also known to clog the pores and make the skin prone to acne. On the other hand, jojoba oil absorbs much more into the skin, providing moisture without clogging the pores. There is a lot of research supporting the effects of jojoba oil. You can use it daily, directly on the skin. First, clean your face and hands. Then, simply pour a few drops of the oil on your fingertips and gently massage your face. Leave it overnight and wash your face in the morning.
This herb is amazing for revitalizing the skin. Although you may know it as a flavor-adding ingredient used with food, rosemary is famous for reducing excess oil, soothing redness, and calming puffiness. You can use it directly on the skin. Take a cotton ball and pour a few drops of the oil on it. Massage gently on the face for 10 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Another way you can use it is to combine a handful of rosemary needles, with one tbsp of raw honey, and half a tbsp of coconut oil. Place the ingredients in a food processor and blend until you get a smooth paste. Apply evenly on the face for 10 minutes and then wash your face with warm water.
Too much salt can dry out the face, but with careful use, this method can actually save your skin from the annoying, recurring pimples. How to use them? Well, first wash your face with a cleanser and pat it dry. After that, dissolve sea salt in hot water. The right combination would be one tbsp of sea salt with 3 teaspoons of water. Stir until the salt is entirely dissolved. Don’t use table salt - make sure you have sea salt. There are three variations you can make a mask. For the liquid, either add aloe vera, honey, or green tea. Mix again, and then apply evenly on the face. Let the mask sit for ten minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Be careful not to leave the mask on for more than ten minutes, as the salt can make it really dry. Also, finish off with your favorite moisturizer.
Some of the many benefits of bentonite clay include unclogging and shrinking the pores, controlling sebum production, drawing toxins out of the skin and making it softer. All these benefits contribute to fewer breakouts. How to use it? Mix 2 tbsp of bentonite clay, 4 tbsp of chamomile tea, 1 tbsp of honey, and 5 drops of tea tree oil. Stir well until you get a smooth blend. Apply the paste on a clean face and leave it to dry off for a few hours. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
It's not enough that acne can be very difficult to handle and a huge frustration when it comes to taking care of your skin, we can also be left with acne scars.
The best way to treat them is with natural homemade remedies that won't cause more irritation to your skin. So, before using products that are made with a lot of toxins and chemicals try some of these remedies.
Mint is a powerful natural remedy against acne scars. First of all, it has salicylic acid, which is a well-known acne-treating agent. Secondly, it contains flavonoids and phenolics, which have the power to destroy free radicals. Finally, a couple of studies support that min’s antioxidant properties are effective for treating acne scars.
Here are a couple of recipes for a homemade mint mask, that will help you get rid of acne and acne scars.
Gather fresh mint leaves, and clean them properly. Afterward, grind the mint leaves and add a few drops of water, to get a paste-like consistency. Apply the paste on the affected areas, and let it dry off, before washing off with lukewarm water.
To make it even more effective, add one tbsp of honey in the paste. Blend well and apply on the face. Let it act for 30 minutes, and then wash off with room temperature water.
Another variation is to mix mint leaves with a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Again, grind and blend until you get the right consistency, and then apply on the face. After 15 minutes wash off your face.
You don’t have to use the same mask every day, mix it up. But, for best results use at least one mint mask on a daily basis. Your face will thank you.
Apple cider vinegar is known to speed up blood flow, which in turn, speeds up the healing process. Therefore it can help remove your acne scars. Mix 2/3 of apple cider vinegar with 1/3 water and apply it on your face using cotton. Repeat this every day for a few weeks to get the best results.
Take an egg and separate the yolk from the egg white. Apply the egg white on your acne scars using cotton and leave it overnight. Rinse off with water in the morning. This is a good remedy for acne scars because of the proteins that can help with the tightening of the pores on your acne scars.
Being one of the more expensive oils on the market, sandalwood oil can do wonders for your skin, as it has a lot of contents that can benefit the skin and fight with the acne scars.
Mix a few drops of sandalwood oil with water and apply it on your acne scars, leave it for 15 minutes and then wash your face. The sandalwood oil will also provide a cooling effect which leaves your face fresh and scar-free after using this mixture for a few weeks.
A well-known fact is that lemon and honey mixed together can provide a lot of benefits for our skin. Mix these two ingredients with yogurt and apply it on your acne scars, leave it on your face for 10 minutes and then wash your face with warm water.
Orange peel is good for acne scars because its content of collagen and retinol can help with skin that has acne scars. Before making the paste, peel an orange and dry the peel. After your peel is dried, grind it into a powder and mix it with 1tps of honey. After forming a paste, apply it on your face and leave it for 30 minutes, then wash it off. Do this every other day and the reducing of the acne scars will be visible in a few weeks.
If you ‘re struggling with dark circles under your eyes, the very simple addition of coconut oil to your routine can do a lot for this type of problem. Coconut oil has made a huge comeback these years as it’s mentioned to have an amazing health effect to a lot of problems, especially ones connected with skin and hair. It can be a very good anti-oxidant that also reduces inflammation and improves overall circulation.
Coconut oil has been known to improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, which we get as we get older and our skin becomes thinner, and in turn makes the vessels beneath our eyes become more visible.
It’s also important to mention that virgin coconut oil is the best kind you can use for these treatments, as this type of oil has not been altered with chemicals that come with the processing.
Before using it in the desired area, make sure that your face is freshly cleaned, and only then apply coconut oil with your fingers and massage it with circular movements. After massaging it for 2 minutes, leave the coconut oil on your face until the next morning. In the morning wash your face as you would do normally. You should repeat this remedy for a few weeks to see some excellent results.
For a better effect, it’s recommended that you use almond oil and mix it with the coconut oil. Why? Almond oil can brighten skin tone, and it has a very good texture that can easily be absorbed into the skin.
Also, almond oil is filled with healthy fats that moisturize the skin, which is good for dark circles under the eyes because the affected area with these under-the-eye bags is even drier than usual, which is a sign that it needs moisturizing.
So, even though almond oil has its benefits as a standalone, for this specific problem we recommend using it together with coconut oil. It’s best to use this remedy before going to bed, so the mixture can stay longer on your face. Take almond and coconut oil and mix a few drops of them in a small bowl. Apply this mixture on your dark circles, massage it with circular movements as mentioned before and leave it overnight. Wash your face in the morning and repeat every night for a few weeks until you see some results. If there is no change at all, consult your doctor. Sometimes darker circles under the eyes may be an indication of some health issues, such as problems with the liver.
If you’re not a fan of leaving your face a little bit oily overnight, another natural way of reducing your dark circles is tomato paste. Tomatoes have natural benefits for the skin and a lot of antioxidants that help with the discoloration. This paste is very easy to make, as you will only need: one tomato, one lemon, and flour.
The steps of preparing this paste are the following: extract the juice from the tomato and the lemon and mix them together with 2 tbsp of flour (or more depending on your juice extraction) so that it will form a paste. Apply your paste on a clean face under the eyes and leave it for 20 minutes. After that, rinse off with cold water. Repeat this a few times every week for better results.
Another good paste for dark circles under the eyes is made with tomatoes and potatoes. Blend these two ingredients and gently massage under your eyes, as we mentioned that this area of the skin is very sensitive.
And if you are really not in a mood for making a paste, you can always try the good old fashioned way and put a tea bag over your eyes for a few minutes ( just don't forget to put it when it has a lukewarm temperature).
Depending on how you got your eye circles in the first place it is always good to mention that getting more sleep and drinking your water can benefit your skin and make your dark circles disappear.
I’m sure this is not the first time you are hearing about this famous household remedy. People have used baking soda to treat many skin related problems. For best results, pour two cups of baking soda into a warm bath, and soak for at least 20-30 minutes. Rinse off your body with lukewarm water. Baking soda works by putting the skin’s pH into balance and reducing inflammation.
Did you know that in 2003 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of colloidal oatmeal as a skin protectant? Yes, it’s that powerful. Dissolving colloidal oatmeal in a bath can help you with your skin rash. Just fill your bathtub with warm water, grind a cup of colloidal oatmeal, and it in the water. Next, you go in and stay in the bath for at least 30 minutes. An oatmeal bath can be a very effective remedy since oats contain anti-inflammatory agents such as linoleic oil and oleic acid. These substances reduce the body’s level of cytokines — proteins secreted by cells that can cause inflammation.
A cold compress is practically holding sealed ice cubes or a soaked towel in ice-water over the affected area. Hold the cold compress for five to ten minutes. It has the power to reduce swelling, inflammation, and itching. Especially if the symptoms are caused by heat, insect bites, poison ivy, or shingles.
Chamomile is famous as the relaxing herbal tea. It has similar effects on the skin as well. When used topically produces anti-inflammatory or antihistamine effects, which soothe and calm the skin.
Another amazing plant oils with soothing effects to have in mind are olive oil; safflower seed oil; argan oil; and jojoba oil.
Boil some neem leaves, filter the solution and leave it to cool down. Dip a cotton ball in the solution and apply over the affected area for at least 10 minutes. You should feel relief and a soothing sensation. This comes because of the anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-irritant, and antibacterial properties of the neem, that makes it an incredible remedy for many skin conditions.
As we get older, a natural part of our aging process is the forming of wrinkles on our face. It is a very normal occurrence because with age our skin is becoming drier and less elastic and that's when the wrinkles appear.
It is known that changing our habits, as the years pass, is not good just for our overall health, but also changing the diet and adding more exercise into our daily lives can help us with the better aging of our skin.
Naturally, we can reduce the wrinkles on our face with a few home remedies which through the years have shown to provide a good result.
The most known factor is that vitamin C can be the best way to treat wrinkles naturally. So, even just slicing a lemon and gently massaging it to the place where your wrinkles are can be a great way of reducing them. A bit of good advice is to not use this remedy too often because the acidity of the lemon in excessive use can be bad for your skin.
To make a lemon based paste, it is good to use a banana. Mix the banana with the lemon juice and put it as a face mask. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash your face. The potassium from the banana will help hydrate your skin and the vitamin E will fight with the damage that the skin gets from the sun, which causes a lot of the wrinkles.
Avocados have content of natural oils that revitalize the skin, also the avocado is a magical fruit that has a lot of vitamins that can help regenerate the skin and make it more youthful with adding more elasticity to the skin. Just blend the avocado in a paste and apply it on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and enjoy your skin with reduced wrinkles after this revitalizing mask.
A vegetable that has a lot of vitamin A, which helps with the collagen production that makes our skin more elastic is the carrot. Make a paste of carrots to put on your face as a mask by simply boiling a few carrots and blending them. Leave this homemade mask on your face for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.
An ancient remedy for reducing wrinkles that have made a huge comeback these days is the juice from cabbage. It may not have the best smell, but back in the days when women used this remedy for reducing their wrinkles a lot. Why? Because cabbage contains all of the vitamins from the above-mentioned fruits and vegetables. It is rich with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin D it has potassium, calcium, magnesium. These vitamins keep the skin youthful, reduce the wrinkles and delay the formation of new ones. It also contains the ‘indole-3-carbonyl’ which is an antioxidant that can remove the toxins from your skin. All you need to do is to is steam a few leaves of cabbage and compress them while steaming. Wait until it has a lukewarm temperature and place the compressed leaves on your face. Tap with cotton every few minutes so that your skin can take in all of the juice from the steamed cabbage. Do this for 40 minutes then wash your face with clean water.
Evidence shows that dried skin of red onions is a powerful tool for lightening your skin tone. Because applying red onion directly to the skin can be too strong and cause irritation, the safest option would be to search for skin-care products containing Allium cepa (red onion).
Next time you make yourself a black tea (witch fresh black tea leaves) make one extra cup, and leave it for approximately two hours to cool down. After this, take out the leaves, dip a cotton ball in the liquid, and apply to affected areas. You can repeat the procedure twice a day. In experimental studies with animals, black tea water has proven effective in lightening dark spots.
Licorice extract comes from the licorice root, which is most commonly used as a sweetener in candies and beverages. But, people have been using it for a long time for its antibacterial properties. There is evidence that topical gels containing licorice extract can help even out the skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots.
Orchids are typically used for their reparative and protective properties, moisturizing, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and fading dark spots. A couple of studies have shown that orchids are effective hyperpigmentation remedies, which is why they can be found in many skin products.
Strawberries are naturally rich in salicylic acid, a powerful cleansing agent. Because of this, they can be very effective to get rid of dark spots. All you will need is a handful of strawberries and one tbsp of plain yogurt. Combine the ingredients and mash them together until you get a soft paste. Apply the mixture evenly on the face and leave it to act for 30 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
Being rich in Vitamin E, argan oil increases skin’s elasticity, which is why it is recommended for treating stretch marks. Rubbing it regularly on the skin may help the broken tissue heal and gradually fade the stretch marks.
In the case of red stretch marks, lemon juice is a great natural remedy because of its bleaching properties - and, a really simple one. Just slice a lemon and rub it on the affected area. Be patient and persistent. You can do this daily for the best results.
Cocoa Butter penetrates deep into the skin’s layers and refreshes and rebuilds damaged cells. This ingredient will hydrate your skin and over time can effectively reduce, or even completely get rid of stretch marks. The simplest way to use it is to directly massage the skin with cocoa butter twice a day. If you are consistent, after a couple of months you will see results. Another way to use cocoa butter is to mix it with beeswax, vitamin E oil, and apricot oil - one tbsp each. After you blend it well, heat the mixture until the beeswax melts. Store the paste in your refrigerator. Every time you want to use it, simply apply it on the stretch marks and gently massage for a few minutes.
Shea Butter is a powerful antioxidant that also holds anti-inflammatory properties. It will moisturize your skin, repair any damaged cells, and keep it healthy. The best thing - it’s soo good for the skin, that you can use it many times in the day. Your skin will benefit, and the stretch marks will stand no chance!
Aside from being an amazing super-ingredient to almost all skin issues, the glucomannan and gibberellin in aloe vera increase collagen synthesis, which fastens the healing process of the tissue. It will soothe the skin and fade stretch marks in no time. Aloe vera is really powerful so you can rub the fresh gel directly on the stretch marks. Leave it for 15 minutes, and then wash off with room temperature water.
Take 2-3 apricots, remove the seeds and grind them until you get a smooth paste. Apply this mask directly on affected areas, and leave it to act for 15-20 minutes. Use warm water to wash it off. After a month of daily use, you should see results. The exfoliating properties of apricots make them a powerful weapon against stretch marks. Additionally, you can use pure apricot oil, which has skin renewing properties and therefore helps in reducing stretch marks.