33 Ways How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks Naturally And Fast

Updated: 06/27/2019

Stretch marks (Striae) are scars or visible lines on your skin, with an off-color hue[1]. They not only appear on the abdominal wall but also occur over the upper arms, hips, buttocks, breasts, and thighs, even large areas of your body. If pregnancy is the main reason for stretch marks, other contributing reasons may be the sudden loss or gain in weight, rapid growth, stress, changes in physical conditions, and heredity factors. Although stretch marks are not a health problem, they can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about your appearance. In this writing, Effectiveremedies.com will introduce to you top 33 ways how to get rid of stretch marks naturally and fast without any side effects. Continue reading this article to understand more!

Top 33 Ways How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks Naturally And Fast

There is no science-based evidence for the following homemade recipes. The recipes we've focused on are traditional home remedies, so always consult your doctor and check out your health condition regularly to know if a remedy is working for you.

1. Drink Plenty Of Water

Keeping your body hydrated is the first and the most important way, which helps you to protect your skin from many problems as well as aids in detoxification. Also, it may assist you in keeping your skin supple, less prone to stretch marks, and restoring skin elasticity[2].

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Therefore, you should try to drink 1 to 2 glasses of water a few times during the day. Drinking 8 – 10 glasses of water a day is the best way to keep your body hydrated. However, you should avoid tea, coffee, or soda.

2. Olive Oil

Using olive oil is an effective way that you should not skip if you want to get rid of stretch marks at home fast because it has a rich content of vitamins E[3], D, and A. Also, it may help to soften your skin and prevent the formation of new stretch marks[4].

Way 1: Olive oil

You will need:

  • Olive oil – a few drops

Directions:

  • You wash the stretch mark area or take a bath with warm water which will help to open up your pores for better absorption.
  • Next, you rub olive oil on the affected skin area in circular motions. This process will help you in improving the blood circulation.
  • Now, you leave it on for a few minutes till the area gets dry without rinsing.
  • You should repeat this process about 2 to 3 times per day.

Way 2: Olive oil and aloe vera gel

You will need:

  • Olive oil – ¼ cup
  • Aloe vera gel – ¼ cup
  • A bowl

Directions:

  • You pour fresh aloe vera gel and olive oil into the bowl.
  • Then, you stir them well until they are thoroughly mixed.
  • Next, you apply this mixture on your stretch mark area, and massage it gently for a few minutes.
  • Leave it on for a few minutes or overnight (if you apply it before going to bed).
  • After that, wash it off with plain water and pat dry your skin.
  • You can store the remaining mixture in an airtight container, and keep it in the refrigerator for further usage.
  • You should do this way for once per day.

Way 3: Olive oil, vinegar, and water

You will need:

  • Olive oil – a few drops
  • Vinegar – a few drops
  • Water – a few drops

Directions:

  • You mix olive oil with vinegar and water well in a bowl.
  • Then, apply this mixture to the stretch marks before going to bed to help exfoliate and moisturize your skin.
  • You should do this method about 2 to 3 times per week.

Way 4: Olive oil and egg white

You will need:

  • Two eggs
  • A little olive oil
  • A fork

Directions:

  • You separate egg whites from yolks of two eggs.
  • Then, you use the fork to whisk the egg whites to make a smooth paste.
  • Next, you apply this paste to your stretch marks and allow it to dry in 5 – 10 minutes.
  • After that, you rinse it off with fresh water and pat your skin dry by using a washcloth.
  • Finally, you use olive oil to massage the affected area.
  • You should repeat the way daily for at least 2 weeks.
3. White Sugar

Using white sugar is another way on how to get rid of stretch marks you should try! It is used to exfoliate the skin and give you relief from stretch marks[5]. Also, sugar scrub is loaded with essential fatty acids that help prevent stretch marks from forming. Besides, it increases the blood flow to the stretch marks and add moisture to these areas.

Way 1: Sugar, almond oil, and lemon juice

You will need:

  • White sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Almond oil – a few drops
  • Lemon juice – a few drops

Directions:

  • You add sugar, lemon juice, and almond oil to a bowl and mix them well.
  • Then, apply this mixture to your stretch mark area and gently rub it for at least 10 minutes.
  • You should do this way every day before taking a shower.

Way 2: Sugar and water

You will need:

  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – a few drops

Directions:

  • Firstly, you add sugar and water to a bowl.
  • Then, mix them well and apply this mixture to your stretch marks.
  • Now, you scrub it gently in circular motions for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • After that, you wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • You should continue doing this way every day.
4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is another effective way to remove stretch marks thanks to its natural healing and anti-inflammatory properties[6]. It may help to smoothen and repair scarred skins. Also, aloe vera may prevent the recurrence of stretch marks. Besides, aloe vera is rich in active compounds[7] and essential nutrients that are useful in the treatment of cuts, scars, and minor burns.

Way 1: Aloe vera gel

You will need:

  • An aloe vera leaf

Directions:

  • You squeeze the gel from the fresh aloe vera leaf.
  • Then, directly rub this gel to the affected skin area.
  • Allow it to sit on for a few minutes.
  • Finally, you rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • You should repeat this way regularly to get rid of this problem quickly.

Way 2: Aloe vera gel and water

You will need:

  • 1 to 3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 glass of water

Directions:

  • Firstly, you mash the aloe vera leaf to take the juice
  • Add the juice of aloe vera to the water and mix them well.
  • Now, you drink this water.
  • You should do this regularly to get the best result.

Way 3: Aloe vera gel, vitamin E, and vitamin A

You will need:

  • Fresh aloe vera gel – ¼ cup
  • Vitamin E – 10 capsules
  • Vitamin A – 5 capsules

Directions:

  • You take the oils from vitamin E and vitamin A capsules.
  • Then, you add aloe vera gel and these oils into a bowl.
  • Next, you mix them well and rub this mixture to the stretch marks.
  • Leave it on for a few minutes until it is fully absorbed.
  • Finally, you rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this regularly to get the best results.

Way 4: Aloe vera gel and lemon juice

You will need:

  • 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Directions:

  • Firstly, you pour aloe vera gel into a bowl.
  • Then, add fresh lemon juice and mix them well.
  • Next, you apply this mixture to your stretch marks and leave it on for several minutes
  • After that, you rinse it off with plain water.
  • Finally, you pat your skin dry and apply a moisturizer as usual.

Way 5: Aloe vera gel, Neutrogena, and cod liver oil

You will need:

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Neutrogena
  • Cod liver oil

Directions:

  • You add aloe vera and cod liver oil to the Neutrogena.
  • Then, you mix them well and apply this mixture to the stretch marks.
  • Now, you rub it gently in a circular motion.
  • You should do this process regularly to treat striae naturally.

Way 6: Aloe vera, wheat oil, and olive oil

You will need:

  • Aloe vera – 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Olive oil – 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Wheat oil – 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • A small bowl
  • An airtight container

Directions:

  • You mix aloe vera with wheat oil and olive oil in the small bowl.
  • Then, you pour this mixture into the airtight container.
  • Keep it overnight
  • In the next morning, you apply this mixture to the affected area.
  • You should apply it regularly to get rid of this problem quickly.

Way 7: Aloe vera, jojoba oil, and coconut oil

You will need:

  • 3 cups of aloe vera butter
  • A ½ cup of jojoba oil
  • A ½ cup of coconut oil
  • A container

Directions:

  • Firstly, you mix aloe vera butter with jojoba oil well in a bowl
  • Then, you add coconut oil to the above mixture and stir them thoroughly.
  • Now, you apply this mixture to the affected skin area.
  • You can store the remaining lotion in the airtight container for further usage.
  • You should continue applying this method 2 to 3 times per day.

Way 8: Aloe vera, cocoa butter, and vitamin E

You will need:

  • Aloe vera
  • Cocoa butter
  • Vitamin E oil
  • A small bowl

Directions:

  • Firstly, you take sufficient amounts of the oil from vitamin E capsules, cocoa butter, and aloe vera and put them in a small bowl.
  • Then, you mix them well to make a fine paste.
  • Next, you apply this paste on the affected skin area.
  • Now, allow it to stay there for a few minutes or until it gets dry naturally.
  • Finally, you wash it off with plain water and pat your skin dry.
  • You should regularize this way until you clear out the stretch marks on your skin.
5. Lemon

Lemons may exfoliate your skin to eliminate dead skin cells that helps to decrease the stretch mark appearance. Also, this fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C which may bleach your skin[8] and reduce the redness of the affected areas and make them less visible.

Way 1: Lemon juice

You will need:

  • A fresh lemon

Directions:

  • Firstly, you squeeze a fresh lemon to extract its juice.
  • Next, you rub this lemon juice to the affected area in a circular motion.
  • Now, allow it to sit on your skin for at least 10 minutes.
  • Finally, you rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • You should repeat this way regularly for a few days.

Way 2: Lemon Juice, vitamin E oil, and olive oil

You will need:

  • ½ teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • A small bowl

Directions:

  • You add olive oil and vitamin E to the bowl.
  • Then, add the fresh lemon juice and mix them well.
  • Next, you apply this mixture to the stretch marks, and let it dry in a few minutes.
  • Finally, you wipe it off properly with water.
  • You should do this twice per day, once in the evening and once in the morning.

Way 3: Lemon juice and cucumber juice

You will need:

  • Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Cucumber juice – 2 teaspoons
  • A bowl

Directions:

  • Firstly, you mix lemon juice and cucumber juice well.
  • Then, apply this mixture to the stretch marks.
  • You leave it on for a few minutes.
  • Finally, you wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • You should repeat this way regularly to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Way 4: Lemon juice, almond oil, and sugar

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of almond oil
  • A small bowl

Directions:

  • You add lemon juice, sugar, and almond oil to the bowl and mix them well
  • Then, apply this mixture to your stretch marks, and rub it gently for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Finally, you remove this mixture by taking a shower.
  • You should follow this way daily in about a month.

Way 5: Lemon juice and cocoa butter

You will need:

  • Cocoa butter – ½ cup
  • Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons

Directions:

  • Firstly, you mix lemon juice and cocoa butter
  • Then, you apply this mixture to your affected skin area and leave it on for several minutes.
  • Now, you rub it gently in circular motions.
  • Finally, you wash it off with plain water.
  • You should follow this way regularly to remove stretch marks fast.

Way 6: Lemon and honey

This combination of lemon and honey works as an effective way that you should not skip if you want to get rid of stretch marks on your skin. Also, it may aid in treating many other health and beauty problems!

You will need:

  • Lemon juice
  • Honey
  • A small bowl

Directions:

  • Firstly, you take a sufficient amount of honey and put it in the small bowl.
  • Then, you add a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Next, you mix them well, and apply this mixture to the stretch marks.
  • Leave it on for a few minutes so that your skin may absorb the moisture, vitamin C, and other compounds from the mixture entirely.
  • You should continue following this way once per day for a few weeks.
6. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil works as an excellent moisturizer[9] because it may be absorbed deeply into the skin layers. Besides, it has small molecules that penetrate the skin quickly. This will help to retain suppleness and elasticity. Moreover, coconut oil is full of antioxidants[10] which will fight free radicals, boost your immune system, and allow the blood flow to every part of the body. To get rid of stretch marks naturally at home with coconut oil, you should follow 2 simple ways as below!

Way 1: Coconut oil

You will need:

  • Coconut oil – a few drops

Directions:

  • Firstly, you apply coconut oil to the affected area.
  • Then, rub it gently so that the skin may absorb it quickly.
  • You should continue doing this way for 2 – 3 times per day in at least 15 days.

Way 2: Coconut oil and tea tree oil

You will need:

  • Coconut oil – a few drops
  • Tea tree oil – a few drops

Directions:

  • You mix coconut oil with tea tree oil well.
  • Then, apply this oil mixture to the affected skin area.
  • You should repeat this way regularly to prevent stretch marks from forming.

Way 3: Coconut oil, aloe vera oil, and essential oils

This way also helps to improve blood circulation, encourage skin rejuvenation, and enhance skin elasticity.

You will need:

  • A ½ cup of aloe vera oil
  • 2 to 4 drops of essential oil (your choice)
  • A ½ cup of coconut oil
  • A pot
  • An airtight container

Directions:

  • You add aloe vera along with coconut oil to a small bowl.
  • Then, add essential oil and mix them well.
  • Next, you pour this mixture into the pot and put it on the frame over low heat.
  • Heat this mixture for at least 10 minutes and then turn off the heat.
  • Now, you allow it to cool for a few minutes.
  • Then, you pour this mixture into an airtight container and store it in a dry and cool place for about 1 to 2 weeks or refrigerate it to keep it for a longer time.
  • Apply this mixture to your affected skin area after bathing and drying your skin
  • You should do this way daily to get better results.
7. Alfalfa Leaves And Chamomile Oil

Alfalfa leaves are used in some remedies for various skin problems as it may bring about glowing and healthy skin. They are rich in vitamin E and K, amino acids, and other essential nutrients[11] that help to restore and improve the skin tone and make stretch marks less visible.

You will need:

  • Alfalfa powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Chamomile oil – a few drops

Directions:

  • You mix alfalfa powder with chamomile oil to get a smooth paste.
  • Then, apply this paste to the affected skin area and massage for at least 5 minutes.
  • Allow the mixture to sit on the skin for another 15 minutes.
  • Finally, you rinse it off with plain water.
  • You should repeat this process 2 to 3 times per day for at least one week.
8. Castor Oil

Castor oil is an effective and old remedy which is used to treat many skin problems, including stretch marks. It helps to keep stretch marks from drying out and fade them gradually[12].

Way 1: Castor oil

You will need:

  • Castor oil – a few drops
  • A heating pad
  • A clean cotton cloth

Directions:

  • You apply castor oil to the stretch marks.
  • Then, massage it gently with your fingertips in circular motions for at least 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Next, you cover the area with a clean cotton cloth and place the heating pad above for at least half an hour.
  • You should repeat this way once per day for at least one month.

Way 2: Castor oil and aloe vera gel

You will need:

  • An aloe vera leaf
  • Castor oil

Directions:

  • Firstly, you extract the gel from the aloe vera leaf.
  • Next, you add castor oil and mix them well.
  • Now, you pour this mixture into a pot or pan and heat it.
  • After that, you apply this hot mixture to the affected skin area.
  • You should repeat this way once per day
9. Potato

Raw potatoes are very rich in minerals and vitamins[13] which may help repair your skin when being applied. That is the reason why using potato juice is an excellent way on how to get rid of stretch marks fast at home.

Way 1: Potato juice

You will need:

  • A potato

Directions:

  • You cut a potato into thick slices.
  • Then, you rub a slice gently on the stretch marks.
  • Continue the process with another slice for a few minutes.
  • And, allow it to dry naturally
  • Finally, you wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • You should repeat this way about 2 to 3 times per day.

Way 2: Potato juice and lemon juice

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of potato juice
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • A small bowl
  • A cotton ball

Directions:

  • Firstly, you pour potato juice and lemon juice into the bowl and mix them well
  • Next, you apply this mixture to the affected skin area using the cotton ball.
  • Now, you allow it to sit on for a few minutes until it becomes dry ultimately.
  • Finally, you wash it off with plain water.
  • You should follow this way regularly to lighten stretch marks on your skin.
10. Avocado

Avocado is rich in vitamin A, E, and D[14], which are skin supporting vitamins. Omega 3 fatty acids in this fruit also helps tackle many skin issues, including stretch marks, wrinkles, aging, etc. Remarkably, the moisturizing properties of avocado makes it a wonderful ingredient for healing scarring, decreasing inflammatory cells[15],  and fading stretch marks[16].

Way 1: Avocado, aloe vera gel, and olive oil

You will need:

  • 5 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 4 tablespoons of a ripe avocado (pulp)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Warm water
  • A blender

Directions:

  • Before starting this way, you should take a bath to make your skin free of impurities.
  • Then, you blend avocado pulp and aloe vera gel properly by using the blender.
  • Next, you add olive oil to the above mixture to make a creamy paste.
  • Now, you apply this paste on the affected skin area.
  • Allow it to sit for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Finally, you wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • You should repeat this method twice or thrice per week.

Way 2: Avocado and lemon juice

You will need:

  • Avocado paste
  • Lemon juice – a few drops
  • Warm water

Directions:

  • Firstly, prepare avocado paste.
  • Then, add lemon juice to this paste and mix them well.
  • Next, you apply this paste to the affected skin area.
  • Allow it to sit on for 15 to 25 minutes.
  • Finally, you wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry your skin.
  • You should do this method regularly to get the desired results.
11. Baking Soda And Lemon Juice

The combination of baking soda and lemon juice is one of the best ways on how to get rid of stretch marks you should try! Baking soda acts as a natural exfoliator to remove the dead and damaged cells on the skin surface, while lemon juice has bleaching properties, which will help fade away stretch marks gradually[17].

You will need:

  • ½ teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • A small bowl
  • A clean cloth

Directions:

  • Firstly, add lemon juice and baking soda to a small bowl and mix them well to get a fine paste
  • Next, you apply this paste on your affected skin areas.
  • Allow it to sit on for a few minutes.
  • After that, you use a clean cloth to wipe it off.
  • You should follow this way regularly to lighten the stretch marks on your skin.
12. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a useful ingredient to get rid of stretch marks at home. It works as an exfoliating agent that helps scars appear less dark and visible. Oatmeal is also able to keep your skin and even your body hydrated[18] and increase your skin’s elasticity. Thereby, it helps prevent the formation of new stretch marks. When being mixed with lime juice, oatmeal not only helps treat the problem fast but also makes your skin softer and whiter.

You will need:

  • 3 to 5 drops of lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of oatmeal
  • A small bowl

Directions:

  • First, you pour the lime juice into the small bowl.
  • Then, add oatmeal and mix them well to make a paste.
  • Apply this paste on the affected skin area.
  • You should allow it to sit on for 15 – 20 minutes or till it becomes dry entirely.
  • Finally, take a shower to eliminate the paste on your skin.
  • You should continue doing this way once or twice per day.

After reading the article of the top 33 ways how to get rid of stretch marks naturally, hope that you can find out the best solutions to remove stretch marks quickly. However, all information provided is for informational and educational purposes. We recommend you consult your healthcare professional to get the best advice. If you want to know more about natural and simple ways for treating other diseases or skin conditions, go to our main How-To page. If you have any questions or you know other ways to share with us, please leave them on the comment box below.

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