When the skin gets stretched, through pregnancy or rapid weight gain and loss, the middle layer of the skin, the dermis, can be damaged by the weakening and the tearing of the elastin fibres, which can cause the marks on the skin that we know as stretch marks. The marks usually start off red or pink and then, over time they fade to a shade or become silver in colour. While stretch marks are perfectly natural and can’t do you any harm, some people are embarrassed by them, so here are ten natural and very effective tips on how to get rid of stretch marks.

1. Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is well-known for its anti-aging benefits, but it can also be useful to use it on stretch marks, because it improves the circulation, which can reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Massage cocoa butter into the affected area, twice a day, and over a period of about a month or two, you should see the stretch marks starting to fade.

2. Castor oil

Castor oil can be used to treat a number of skin problems, including age spots, fine lines and other blemishes, as well as stretch marks. The best way to use castor oil to fade stretch marks is to massage in gently into the skin using a circular motion for about ten minutes. Then, place a cloth over the area and gently warm it with a hot water bottle for half an hour. Do that daily, and you should be able to see some positive results in about a month.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE