For myself, I'll try anything once, so long as it won't kill me. I know
that rubbing pee on your face will cure your acne (or at least make you
stop squeezing those zits because you don't want to touch them), and
that drinking apple cider vinegar cures heartburn, oddly enough. You'd
be surprised the weird (but sworn by) homemade remedies for stretch
marks that are made from common household products. No shocking costs
with these remedies- simply look around your house for stuff you can
use. Here are the top-ranked and weird choices to rid yourself of
stretch marks once and for all, and even weirder is that they reportedly
I know lemon juice works for scars, since I have used it
myself. Lemon juice is nature's bleach, and works to reduce the dark
coloring of a scar while working as an acid peel at the exact same time.
I once had a scar on my, ahem, derriere, but no longer- simple lemon
juice did the trick. Now you can hardly see my 'Harry Potter scar' (it
was shaped like a lightning bolt). Rubbing lemon juice into your stretch
marks is a great way to lighten them and reduce their severity.
What do you get when you combine baking soda, lemon juice, and plastic
wrap? According to many women whose bellies look like roadmaps after
being stretched beyond recognition, you get the best stretch mark remedy
known to man. After a half hour being wrapped like a snack cake (after
rubbing the baking soda/lemon juice concoction into your skin), your
skin is reportedly improved, and nearly cured after just a few weeks!
Oh, and did you know that Vicks Vapo-rub is better at
curing stretch marks than it is for curing congestion? According to
earthclinic.com, that is. Apparently the menthol and other ingredients
that cool the skin also promote circulation and the thick oil
consistency helps stubborn stretch marks heal. It's the most sworn-by
stretch mark method of all, with users claiming to be stretch mark-free
(and smelling like a cough drop) in as little as 72 hours!
rumor has it that applying the vapo-rub first and then adding the
afore-mentioned plastic wrap for 3 hours makes this remedy work its
magic even better. From what I understand, most people take or leave the
plastic wrap part and simply endure the fumes of Vicks as beauty
Of course, no home product that contains oil is off-limits either. Olive oil and coconut oil are favored stretch mark remedies, and castor oil isn't on the reject list, either. Any gooey oil (even the veggie kind
that you cook your fries in) has been reported as a great
moisturizer/stretch mark reducer. Coconut oil is even used for wrinkles
(this I can stand behind- I can't resist the lovely feel of coconut oil
on my face, so smooth without being greasy).
Perhaps the oddest
home product used for removing stretch marks is the good, old-fashioned,
hard bristled hair brush. According to die-hard users, a person can
scrub away their stretch marks by vigorously brushing them in a circular
motion, thus breaking down the scar tissue and promoting healthier,
more even-looking skin. Is Vicks vapo-rub applied after the stretch mark
scrub down beating, or lemon juice? Hmm...
Oddly enough, people
swear by these remedies, and I must say, I am not adverse to using
coconut oil as a moisturizer (it smells and tastes so yummy!). With
stretch mark creams being a large joke the majority of the time (and
sucking money right out of us poor hopeless folks), it's no wonder that
we'd say, "Stretch marks be damned!" and come up with our own homemade
cures to make them go away. Maybe they just leave out of fear- that's
what I'd do if someone came after me with baking soda and plastic
wrap. Who knows? Maybe these remedies really work! I know at least one
does! Doesn't hurt to try!
Edited by imaneisraa - Dec 30 2013 at 6:53am