You enter a trendy clothing store and see a few really pretty crop tops, you get excited and think of buying them, but then one thought stops you - stretch marks!
Having stretch marks can prevent you from confidently wearing clothes that show off your midriff or thighs.
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No matter how much you try and convince yourself that it is not a big issue, you can't help feeling self-conscious about it.
Stretch mark is a skin condition in which the skin expands and causes stripes and streaks to be formed on the skin, making it look undesirable or uneven.
Stretch marks can be caused during/after pregnancy, in which the skin around the stomach, thighs and buttocks expands and then shrinks, causing these stripes to develop on the skin.
Also, obesity, losing a large amount of weight in a short span of time, building muscles, etc, can all lead to the development of stretch marks on the skin.
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Whatever the reason may be, having stretch marks is no fun and it can hamper a person's confidence.
While there are cosmetic procedures that claim to reduce these stretch marks, it is always best to go the natural way, as it is more safe and is also inexpensive.
Try this potato juice and castor oil skin pack that helps in reducing stretch marks; and the best part is, it can be made right at home!
Recipe To Prepare The Skin Pack
- Castor Oil - 1 tablespoon
- Potato Juice - 2 tablespoons
The mixture of castor oil and potato juice can ease away the stretch marks on your skin, as potato contains starch, which comes with emollient properties that can boost the collagen production in your skin, making your skin tighter.
Also, the antioxidants present in this mixture of potato juice and castor oil can aid in the repair of cell damage, thereby reversing the effect of skin stretching.
This skin pack is also rich in vitamin E, which is an important nutrient that aids in cell repair, thereby helping you ease away the stretch marks gradually.
How It's Done:
- Grind a few pieces of potatoes in a blender to obtain the juice.
- Mix 2 tablespoons of potato juice with 1 tablespoon of castor oil in a mixing bowl.
- Stir well with a spoon to form a mixture.
- Your skin pack is now ready to be used.
- Apply it on the desired area.
- Leave it on for about 30 minutes.
- Rinse your skin with lukewarm water and a mild soap.