Stretch marks are a natural part of life that come along with different things like weight loss or gain and motherhood. The truth is, however, that most of us don’t like their appearance on our bodies. There are many creams and gels marketed for fading stretch marks, but they’re expensive and don’t always work. You’re better off using natural ingredients to work on the appearance of your stretch marks.
Sugar is one of the best ingredients to use for the treatment of stretch marks because it contains glycolic acid which penetrates skin and helps produce new cells. Sugar removes your skin’s dead cells, moisturizes and locks in moisture to you leave you feeling soft.
Here are 11 ways to use sugar for your stretch marks:
#1 Plain Sugar Scrub
To make a nice sugar scrub, mix brown sugar with water until it becomes a smooth, pasty consistency. Scrub the mix onto your stretch marks and let it sit for ten minutes. You can use your sugar scrub two or three times per week for results.
#2 Sugar and Salt Scrub
Adding salt to your sugar scrubs helps to improve your circulation and boosts your skin’s production of collagen. Use equal parts of sugar and salt and bind them together with an oil of your choice. Apply the scrub in circular motions to your stretch marks three times per week.
#3 Sugar Mixed With Lemon
Lemon works well with sugar because it produces collagen and acts as an astringent. Mix lemon juice with an oil, like coconut oil and add enough sugar to create a thick paste. Put the mix on your stretch marks, scrubbing for a couples of minutes before letting it sit and absorb for ten minutes. Rinse off using cold water and repeat the process as you wish.
#4 Sugar Combined With Honey
Honey is a great moisturizer and can work to tighten skin so it’s an excellent pair with sugar for fighting stretch marks. Combine equal parts honey, sugar, and olive oil and massage your stretch marks in circular motions. You can use this mixture every two days letting sit a while before rinsing it with cold water.
#5 Sugar, Olive Oil, Lemon, and Honey
To create this effective mixture, you want to start with one cup of sugar, adding half a lemon and a tablespoon each of honey and olive oil. This will form a thick paste that you can massage into your stretch marks firmly for about five minutes. When you’re done, rinse off and pat the area dry. Use this technique up to three times per week.
#6 Sugar and Coffee Grounds
Coffee is an excellent ingredient to use for exfoliation, removing dead cells, and promoting growth of new skin. Not to mention that the caffeine increase collagen production. Mix together one tablespoon sugar, three tablespoons coffee grounds, and two tablespoons of melted coconut oil to form your paste. Massage your stretch marks and let the mixture sit for ten minutes. Use this paste two or three times a week.
#7 Sugar and Olive Oil
Olive oil is a magic ingredient that offers benefits to all parts of your body including increasing your skin’s elasticity. Mix two parts sugar and one part olive oil together and rub on your stretch marks. Massage them for ten minutes and rinse of with cool water. This is a mixture you can use on a daily basis.
#8 Sugar and Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is great for strengthening skin and maintaining elasticity. Melt one cup of coconut oil and add one cup of powdered sugar to it to create your mixture. Don’t waste any time and apply it to your stretch marks with it’s still warm, massaging into skin and leaving it on for ten to fifteen minutes. You can repeat this process daily before your bath or shower.
#9 Sugar and Almond Oil
Almond oil promotes healing in your skin while leaving it radiant and beaming. Mix a half cup of powdered sugar and enough almond oil to form a paste. Massage this mixture into your skin for two to three minutes and then rinse off. This is a treatment to use once per week.
#10 Sugar and Castor Oil
Castor oil will moisturize and tighten your skin. Use one cup of sugar and add castor oil until you’ve created a good paste. Apply in circular motions to your stretch marks for five minutes and rinse off. An intensive program daily for three weeks will leave with noticeable benefits.
#11 Sugar and Shea Butter
Shea butter is great for your skin overall and provides constant moisture. Melt shea butter and mix half a cup with a fourth cup of sugar. Mix them together and add four drops of essential orange oil for scent. Massage your stretch marks well for five minutes and let it sit for a bit before rinsing off. Apply this fragrant mixture twice per week.
Remember to test all ingredients on your skin for any allergies or irritation before using the mixtures on your stretch marks. Use these natural remedies and you will results over time.
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