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How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Fast

Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. Stretch marks are mainly found in the abdominal wall, but can also occur over the thighs, upper arms, buttocks and breasts.

Sometimes stretch marks can cover large areas of the body. While pregnancy is the main cause behind stretch marks, other reasons can be sudden gain or loss in weight, rapid growth, heredity factors, stress and changes in physical conditions.



The skin consists of three main layers: Epidermis (the outer layer), Dermis (the middle layer) and Subcutaneous or Hypodermic (the deepest layer). Stretch marks form in the dermis or middle layer of the skin when the connective tissue is “stretched” beyond the power of its flexibility due to rapid expansion or contraction of the skin.

As skin is stretched, the collagen is weakened and its normal production cycle is interrupted and damaged. This ultimately results in fine scars under the top layer of the skin. Initially the marks look pink or red, but over time a thin, silvery line appears on the skin surface and a stretch mark is born.

Stretch marks appear on the skin surface when someone grows quickly, or puts on weight quickly.

Stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about your appearance. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.


1. Castor Oil

Castor oil, which is used in the treatment of a number of skin problems such as wrinkles, age spots, moles, dark spots, fine lines and pimples, can also be used to get rid of stretch marks.

Castor Oil for Stretch Marks
Apply Castor Oil to Remove Stretch Marks
  1. Apply some castor oil to the stretch marks and gently massage the area in circular motions for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Wrap the area with a thin, cotton cloth. Using a hot water bottle or a heating pad, apply some heat to the affected area for at least a half an hour.
  3. Repeat this process daily for a minimum of one month to notice positive results.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is effective in the treatment of many skin problems. Its healing and soothing properties can be used to get rid of stretch marks. There are a couple of ways to apply it.

Stretch Marks home remedy
Aloe Vera Home Remedy to Get Rid of Stretch Marks
  • You can directly rub aloe vera gel on the affected skin area, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse the skin with lukewarm water.
  • Another option is to make a mixture with one-fourth cup of aloe vera gel, oil from 10 vitamin E capsules and oil from five vitamin A capsules. Rub this mixture onto the skin until fully absorbed. Repeat this process daily.

3. Egg Whites

Eggs are a rich source of protein. For stretch marks, you want to use only the egg whites, which contain amino acids and proteins.

  1. Whip the whites of two eggs gently with a fork. Clean the affected skin area with water and then apply a thick layer of egg whites with a makeup brush.
  2. Allow the egg whites to dry completely and then rinse the area with cold water.
  3. Finally apply some olive oil on the skin to keep it moisturized.
  4. Repeat the process daily for at least two weeks and watch for positive results.

4. Lemon Juice

Another simple way to lessen stretch marks is to use lemon juice. Lemon juice is naturally acidic which helps heal and reduce stretch marks, acne, and other scars.

  • Rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks using circular motions. Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
  • Another option is to mix equal quantities of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply the mixture on the stretch marks.

5. Sugar

get rid of stretch marks with suagr


Natural white sugar is one of the best natural remedies to get rid of stretch marks. You can use the sugar to exfoliate your skin.

  1. Mix a tablespoon of raw sugar with some almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it on the stretch marks and other skin areas.
  2. Gently rub the mixture on the skin for a few minutes every day before taking a shower.
  3. Do this for a month or so and watch your stretch marks become lighter.

6. Potato Juice

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

  1. Cut a medium-sized potato into thick slices.
  2. 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.
  3. Allow the potato juice to dry for some time and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

7. Alfalfa

alfalfa leaves

Alfalfa leaves contain eight essential amino acids which are good for overall health of the skin. They are also rich in protein and vitamins E and K, which help nourish the skin.

  1. Mix some alfalfa power with a few drops of chamomile oil to form a smooth paste.
  2. Massage the paste into the affected area two to three times a day.
  3. Repeat this daily for a few weeks and you will notice great improvement.

8. Cocoa Butter

cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is also very beneficial in treating stretch marks. Being an excellent natural moisturizer, it helps nourish your skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

  • You must apply cocoa butter over the affected area at least two times a day for a few months.
  • Another option is to make a mixture using half a cup of cocoa butter, one tablespoon of wheat germ oil, two teaspoons of grated beeswax and one teaspoon each of apricot kernel oil and vitamin E oil. Heat this mixture until the beeswax melts. You can store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator and apply it to your stretch marks two to three times a day. This mixture will make your skin more hydrated and smooth.

9. Olive Oil

olive oil

Olive oil contains a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that help improve various skin problems including stretch marks.

  1. Massage slightly warm extra-virgin olive oil into the affected skin area. This will improve the blood circulation and reduce the stretch marks to a great extent.
  2. Leave it for half an hour so that the vitamins A, D and E present in the oil are absorbed by the skin.

You can also mix olive oil with vinegar and water and use it as a night cream. This will keep your skin stay moisturized and also exfoliate the skin.

10. Water


Keeping your body well hydrated helps protect the skin from many kinds of problems and also aids in detoxification. It also helps keep the skin supple and restores elasticity.

Try to drink one to two glasses of water several times during a day. Experts say drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water per day is the best way to keep the body hydrated.

It will also make your skin soft and help maintain its elasticity. It is advisable to avoid coffee, tea or soda though.

These natural remedies can help stretch marks fade, but they may not completely remove them. You can always see your doctor if you are greatly concerned about the appearance of stretch marks on your skin.

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Fast was last modified: August 14th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies

334 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Fast”

  1. hi ! I’m a 16 year old girl and i recently started with a gym programme to build my leg muscles and I’ve seen great results but with the results i gort stretch marks. I have used Bio Oil , and honestly it doesn’t work for me. I’ve been using egg whites and olive oil it has done wonders to my stretch marks. so i REALLY RECOMMEND egg whites and olive oil!!

  2. I’m 12 and I have stretch marks on my waist I hate it soo much, I’ve been using bio oil for a long time but it really didn’t work for me so I’ll try the egg whites and pray it works

    1. You can use coconut oil and coffee mixture really it will be work,, I used bio oil also but I was not benefit bio oil did not any work for me,,I had lots of stretch mark red and pink,,, when I used coconut oil and coffee mixture after that my stretch mark are remove,, I used it 4 month

  3. The explanation on how to use egg whites is not clear,how will i use make up brush……..what is make up brush and dat of the aloe vera can i use d one i that i plant,answer pls.

  4. I have had them for a year now……I am just seeing this after I got so troubled and decided to search for solutions…..your comments have been helpful I’ll try lemon and vitamin E and anything else of the things you have mentioned I really want them gone. Thank you so much….

  5. Hi frnds I had stretch mark on my Brest knees hips I was very worried about that and then I used many things but I have no benefit and at last I used coconut oil and coffee with mixture after 4 month my stretch has remove and now I m realy happy,,

  6. Im Angelina, have heard stretch marks for God knows for how long.. recently started using olive oil. Im positive that it will work. Also considering castor oil, many have talked positive about it hopes it works in me as well. Stretch marks are so ugly i would do anything just to get rid of them. God help us get rid of this traumatizing thing called strech marks

  7. I had red stretch mark on my Brest thigh leg knees I was very worried about it I was very sad about that and I used bio oil long time but it didn’t work for me..u used many things but I have no benefit then I used coconut oil and coffee with mixture my stretch mark are light and now I have no stretch mark…so u can use coconut oil and coffee with mixture.. Its work..

  8. i am only 11 and i have had stretch marks since i was 9 mainly on my inner and outer thigh i have been using bio oil vigorously on it every day and nothing seems to be happening. i am yet to try the recommendations on here but i am wondering if there is anything specific to my stretch marks there purple and very bright please help i am going on holiday soon i want them to go. please help x 😉

  9. I have been using home remedies and a combination of stretch mark creams… It’s been just a week but the improvement in my stretch marks are unbelievable.. I will have shared the before and after pictures of I could

  10. Cocconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, bio oil and glycerine mixed together and to be applied on daily basis works wonders.trust me…

  11. Okay so what I did was buy a body scrub and a lofa(I think that’s how you spell it)and used lotion and also I rub lemon juice on my stretch marks and I been doing this for 2 months and my stretch marks aren’t visible as how they used to be and now I can wear bikinis (don’t be uncomfortable with stretch marks all it means is that you have earned your strips )?❤️


  13. I have skin infection on my left and right Ties, (This is Red stretch marks with thin lines running throughout the upper layers of skin area), what are the steps it to be take….please suggest…. Thank you

  14. hey guys ank yu ol fo the advice hope it works for me tuu…oh and the vaseline tu make my lashes longer am surely gonna try that anx a lot

  15. I’m currently 15 and I’ve had stretch marks for at least a few yrs now and to be completely honest, very few of these remedies work for most skin types. The best advice anyone can give, including myself, is that to try an organic or natural solution such as lemon juice, or coconut oil, or for some you can try Vaseline. I’ve alternated between the three to help my skin care with any breakouts or inflammation. For me, and a few other commentators, they seem to work fairly well. For most women, stretch marks will appear at some point and time in our lives and it’s natural, so embrace who you are and what you have. They may not go away completely, but a few of these solutions could help you…

  16. I have stretch marks so bad I was informed that it looks like some one took a knife to my belly. I’ve had them for 18 years and never really thought about them tell that day. Now I’m trying to find something that will work. If anyone could help that would be great. Thank you

  17. I havent tried them yet but I think aloe vera is actually very good for it. Is it okay if I use the aloe vera plant instead? I live in a place where it is oftenly found and I think its the best way to make my stretch marks fade. I got them because I lost a lot of weight and I think I’d actually even look more thin without the stretch marks..

  18. Thank you for this information on how to get rid of stretch marks, I just recently had a baby and due to not using a cream during my pregnancy I’m now suffering from them.

    They aren’t too bad as they could be worse, but I would like to remove them completely.

    I have tried the aloe Vera jelly and I haven’t seen any positive results so far, I never thought to use lemon juice but I will add that to my to-do list.

    Does it need to be a freshly squeezed lemon or can I use just the regular lemon juice out of the squeeze bottle?

  19. I’ve had stretch marks since i was 10, and i’m 13 now. I used to be really obese and when i lost a tremendous amount of weight they all just came at me and increased as i got older. I tried bio oil, she butter, and a lot of other things but they didn’t work for me. I spent so long being self conscious about my arms and tummy, and thighs and shoulders, not wearing off shoulder or sleeveless tops or swimsuits. I was so insecure but then earlier this year i had a formal event and i had to wear this off shoulder dress and a friend of mine told me my stretch marks were sexy and for the first time in my life i felt kind of proud of them. I still feel insecure about them and i still try to remove them but for now they are a part of me and im trying to accept them. If anyone here needs someone to talk to just reply my message and maybe we can support each other.

  20. Honestly, I have stretch marks on my upper legs and I’m super self-conscious about them. I’m 12 and in the last few months, they’ve appeared. I’ve tried moisturizing with oils and such but I’m limited to the things I can do (Because I don’t want to tell my parents). I want to do something about them because I feel terrible with them and I know if I wait they could get worse and stay forever. I don’t comment much but this has impacted me so much, and when I saw that others had the same problems it comforted me, pushing me to make this comment. Especially recently because of swimming trips at school that I really will do anything to avoid. Luckily these events don’t happen much and my everyday school uniform thankfully covers them. But still, I don’t want to go swimming or wear normal shorts ever again. I’ll try the recommended tricks, wish me luck, as will I for all of you. Love Random person #8

    1. I’m 14 I developed stretch marks after I lost weight it makes me super self conscious but, just remember I’m in the same boat as you

  21. That’s absolutely beautiful. I just got my stretch marks on my inner thighs and your message was very comforting, especially the part about your friend saying stretch marks are sexy 🙂 I’m having trouble accepting them and I hope I can come to be happy about them. I haven’t tried any remedies though. Anyway, I’m glad you said what you said. The next time I get very self-conscious, I’ll try to remember what your friend said.

  22. I have been mixing coconut oil and pure aloe vera gel for about a month and a half and it is really starting to make a difference. They are by no means gone yet but they definitely seem to be on there way to being gone 🙂

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