What Are the Home Remedies for Stretch Marks?


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Apply lemon juice on the area for 10 min, wash off with warm water. Massage coconut oil at night and wash the next morning with water. Beat 2 egg whites until foamy and apply. Once dry, wash and moisturize with olive oil. Apply gel from aloevera, you can also combine it with oil from a Vitamin E cap. Rub potato slices on the area, once dry, rinse with water.

Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:

Stretch marks are basically a white or a silver scar that normally happens on your skin. It happens because your skin is composed of elastin which can be thought of as a soft elastic tissue. It is soft, supple and stretchable.

These marks normally tend to appear when you exert extra pressure on your skin such as sudden weight gain or loss, pregnancy and even rapid growth of your body during teenage. To remove these stretch marks, you will generally have to be patient and takes much effort.

Some Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

Lemon juice

Due to its acidic content and natural bleaching properties, lemon juice can be considered as one of the most effective remedies to heal stretch marks.


  • Cut a lemon, squeeze out the juice and apply it gently onto the affected skin.
  • Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse off with a little warm water.
  • Repeat this for a couple of more times each day.

Vegetable Oil Massage

There is a reason behind why Indian mothers are giving an oil bath or an oil massage following a childbirth. The oils generally used for them is coconut oil or castor oil or basically vegetable oil. The reason behind using vegetable oil for massage is because these have the property of moisturizing skin and smoothing out the wrinkles and stretch marks.


  • Warm a little oil (olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) and massage it deep into the affected skin before going to bed.
  • Rinse the next morning with a little warm water and a mild soap if necessary.
  • When it comes to castor oil, the best way is to rub slightly warmed castor oil directly onto the affected skin and then wrap a cloth dipped in hot (but not uncomfortably so) water around the area.

Egg White

The egg white is another potent household item that can help you get rid of the stretch marks. Since it is rich in protein, which is useful in dealing with stretch marks, you can use it as well.


  • Collect the whites from two eggs, whip gently and apply as a thick layer onto the marks.
  • Once the egg pack has totally dried, rinse it out with water and then moisturize the area by applying some olive oil.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a versatile plant and is also capable of treating stretch marks. Aloe vera, with its ability to heal the small tears in the skin layers is therefore the perfect solution to help regain the lost elasticity.


  • Cut a leaf from the aloe plant, squeeze out the gel
  • Massage the affected skin with it daily
  • You could also combine aloe vera gel with vitamin E oil and use.

Potato Juice

Potato juice contains vitamins and minerals that foster growth and restoration of skin cells.


  • Cut a medium-sized potato into thick slices.
  • Take one of the potato pieces and rub it gently on the stretch marks for a few minutes. Make sure the starch from the potato covers the affected area.
  • Allow the potato juice to dry for some time and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
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Nicole Turenne
Nicole Turenne 5pts

Gosh stop squeezing it like that and you won't see them

Rohan Shirish Rane
Rohan Shirish Rane 5pts

do u have home redimes of jock itch i want to cure that ... finally ... i m tried of that plz help me

Christina M Mendes
Christina M Mendes 5pts

Lol im sorry. My 3 yr old cried when he saw this. " mommy wats tht"\U0001f605

Renita Pedro Lombardi
Renita Pedro Lombardi 5pts

Had three children during my younger years during my 20's but didn't get any stretch marks on my tummy, breasts just a few on my hips but at 51 they have faded away.. :)

Lindsey N'vegas
Lindsey N'vegas 5pts

Ummmmm once you stretch your skin rose marks don't go away unless you have surgery !!! Two kids and mine are minimal because of my tummy tuck but I have a few and that's ok

Sandy Cooper
Sandy Cooper 5pts

I've had stretch marks ever since my first pregnancy 23 years ago. I've tried everything. Some people are more prone to them due to skin type/elasticity.

Ayurveda 5pts

That's not true. Surgery is not a safe option

Samdance Elizarraraz
Samdance Elizarraraz 5pts

If you don't want stretch Marks use lotion \U0001f44c\U0001f3fb EVERYDAY Specially when your pregnant

Laura Ivette Lua
Laura Ivette Lua 5pts

No I don't like stretch marks, my 2 kids always remind me the real love....not the stretch marks :)

Sarah Reyes
Sarah Reyes 5pts

No need surgery i love my stretch marks couz remind me about my kids and also my lover love me too his accepting no matter ugly my face and my body im thank 4 that...

Laura Citti
Laura Citti 5pts

After 2 months I have just grown to accept them

Sandy Cooper
Sandy Cooper 5pts

They forgot to add, plastic surgery. Nothing will get rid of stretch marks except surgery.

Jeanne Fries
Jeanne Fries 5pts

I used cocoa butter and had them for a while after delivery but all went away! All 3 kids!

Danc Erwit Chhybrid
Danc Erwit Chhybrid 5pts

try flax gel left to dry ,works on wrinkles. my page playing with our food has the recipe. please post other unique recipes

Rebekkah Galindo
Rebekkah Galindo 5pts

The best thing to do for scars is exfoliation and vitamin e oil. It will take years for them to be gone but it's cheaper than anything else

Océane Lachiver
Océane Lachiver 5pts

There is nothing to do once you have them, you can check it on the internet, it's sadly true...the only thing that can maybe work is the laser, that's all...

Lori Engram
Lori Engram 5pts

African shea butter gets rid of stretch marks.

Isabel Garcia
Isabel Garcia 5pts

The most concentrated vitamin E, use it during the pregnancy ( has your body stars to grow and change; stomach, gluteus,triceps, hips ) and after the baby. I have 2 kids and no stretch marks. U can buy it at Sunflower shop. Great for all your skin, special face ! And for any time not just pregnancy \U0001f609

Ashley Salyers
Ashley Salyers 5pts

So what would help if I already have stretch marks? I used coco oil to prevbt them but still got them and have them a year later.

Mary Moss
Mary Moss 5pts

Mothers helper is what I used... Every time your body itches (this is from the skin stretching) apply your choice of moisturizer .. I have 4 kids and only had mothers helper lotion for my first pregnancy. And I don't have one stretch Mark on my stomach.. Moisturizing is key !! And if You do have stretch marks already. Remember this is baby skin So keep it out of the Sun for a couple years, until the New skin has toughened up some. The Sun will darken the marks before you can loafa them away. \U0001f497

Ayurveda 5pts

yes! :) Sanchika Dhounchak

Ayurveda 5pts

True coco butter does help! :)

Ayurveda 5pts

Mehalet Tesfaye Thanks! :)

Ayurveda 5pts

Thank you! :) DrSatish Kumar

Nicole Nodir
Nicole Nodir 5pts

Always put moisturizer and there's special for stretch marks with coco butter or shea butter.

Sindiswa Zwane
Sindiswa Zwane 5pts

FYI Nomazizi, Buyile, Maroo, Tebello and Zanele.

Angel Farias Hernandez
Angel Farias Hernandez 5pts

You don't have to be rude! They're doing you a favor. You need them, they don't need you!

Ivette Lazu
Ivette Lazu 5pts

Aloe vera n coffee grinds do a paste worked for me give it. Time\U0001f601\U0001f61b

Stacey Jones
Stacey Jones 5pts

Let me know if you'd like to get 40% off

Maria L Rios- Alabadi
Maria L Rios- Alabadi 5pts

Genetics! Doesn't matter what you do, if you're pronebto getting them you will. You can moisturize to help minimize but they are actual tears in the layers of skin. Some are deeper others more surface.

Regina Grabanz
Regina Grabanz 5pts

Don't be lazy after childbirth ...be fit & rub it with coconut oil 3x a week . Works for me !!!

Mara Winegar
Mara Winegar 5pts

You can improve the look through time or laser treatments and I have seen a few before and afters with the "Itworks" but nothing that actually completely erases the stretch mark. Or you can have a tummy tuck and cut them off. The best thing for stretch marks is preventative care trying to keep your skin "lubed up" with lotion or oil. My favorite remedy I've found for my stretch marks- my acceptance of them.