We have explored many ingredients for stretch marks, but what really took us by surprise is mustard seeds. That's right, that inherent part of our Indian kitchen that crackles and pops to give our food a zany effect can put a permanent end to stretch marks. Before we explore home remedy for stretch marks using mustard seeds, there are a few things you should know!
What causes stretch marks? As the collagen production of your skin dwindles, over time, so does the elasticity, giving rise to silvery trail of stretch marks. Stretch marks appear when the skin is stretched beyond its flexibility due to rapid expansion or contraction.
Though it is not possible to completely erase stretch marks, there are still home remedies that have proven to lighten these marks to a great extent.
So, let us get down to deciphering how to remove stretch marks with mustard seeds.
Mustard seeds is a powerful source of vitamins A, C and K that together form a powerful antioxidant, which stimulates lymph flow, boosts blood circulation, which in turn lightens stretch marks.
Other ingredients in this DIY mask to remove stretch marks include wheat flour, turmeric and almond oil.
Wheat flour works to remove dead skin cells, antiseptic properties present in turmeric soothe inflammation and almond oil nourishes the skin, giving it a radiant glow!
2 teaspoons of wheat flour
½ a teaspoon of turmeric
10 drops of almond oil
1 teaspoon of mustard oil
1 teaspoon of yellow mustard
How To Make
Grind mustard seed into a coarse powder and mix it with wheat flour. Stir in the almond oil, mustard oil and turmeric. Add water to the mixture and whisk until you get a smooth consistency.
Starting from your toes, apply the paste to your body in the opposite direction of hair growth. Wait till it dries. Spritz water and start scrubbing rigorously in a circular motion!
Rinse your body with cold water. Pat dry. Follow it up with nourishing body lotion.
Follow this perfect home remedy for stretch marks every day for noticeable results.
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