Those pesky little marks that scar your body can be irritating at times. You would want to wear shorts but might refrain from doing so because of the stretch marks on your legs. This is a common problem, no really, we’re not kidding - Almost 80% of people on this planet have stretch marks. And it’s not just women who have them, a lot of men are affected by stretch marks too.
These are usually because of rapid weight changes, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and even puberty. Stretch marks are noticeable in places that have large amounts of fat stored such as the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, back, thighs, hips, and buttocks. No matter what caused them, it’s getting rid of them that’s tricky.
You can use a prescribed cream for stretch marks for years together and still not see any noticeable difference. Stretch marks are persistent and will make you feel like there’s nothing you can do to get rid of them. Actually, if you are comfortable in your skin, there’s no need to get rid of them at all. They don’t mess with your physical health. In fact, stretch marks that are formed as a result of pregnancy as often addressed as ‘tiger stripes’. But if you do want to get rid of them, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s forget about the over-the-counter, prescription and drug-store creams and ointments for a second and focus on home remedies. But how many of them actually work though?
It varies from one person to another so for example, if vitamin E oil worked really well for you, it does not mean it’ll work for everyone.
But remember Vicks Vaporub, the one friend that’s always there for you when you’re suffering from a cold? Apparently, it can also be used to get rid of stretch marks. It sounds unbelievable, right? But a lot of people swear by it, so there’s no harm in trying it out. One thing’s for sure - It won’t make your stretch marks worse.
The video gives details about how exactly to use Vicks to get rid of stretch marks. You’ll need Vicks Vaporub (of course), Cling wrap and Aloe vera Gel (Extract from Aloe vera plant works best).
Rub the Vicks Vaporub on the affected area and wrap it with the cling film, tight and secure. You can leave it as is for the whole night or for as long as possible and then slowly unwrap it. Then apply some aloe vera gel on the skin to soothe and moisturize it.
Vicks Vaporub contains eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, turpentine oil, and camphor. These oils than soothe the overly stretched skin and moisturize it, hence minimizing the appearance of stretch marks.
You need to use this diligently every day for a month to see visible results. It might take longer than that depending on how old your stretch marks are. If they’re relatively new, they’re easier to get rid of.
So, ladies, will you be giving this one a shot?