I’m sure many women can relate to today’s post! Stretch marks can be one of the most embarrassing things on a women’s body and the cause of many self conscious issues. Well, today I will share a possible solution that could turn a sour frown up side down!! LEMONS!!! (Did you see what I did there) I crack myself up sometimes! But seriously LEMONS may be the answer! Yes! LEMONS again! Who knew LEMONS had so many wonderful benefits! Just in case you are wondering…here is my other post about LEMONS: CLICK HERE
So, in reference to lemons and stretch marks expert Dr. James Dudley explains:
Stretch marks appear when the connective tissue in the dermis (middle layer of skin) gets stretched beyond its normal limits due to rapid expansion or contraction of the skin through a variety of factors, like, abrupt weight gain or weight reduction, use of certain drugs, pregnancy, etc. Stretching results in collagen production getting disrupted and when these weakened collagen fibers fail to align properly fine scars appear under the top layer of the skin.
One of the best natural remedies for stretch marks is Lemon juice. Lemon contains loads of Vitamin C, fatty acids and citric acid that aids in removing dead skin cells and helps heal and reduce stretch marks, skin injuries, acne, and scars. Though acidic, lemon contains enough moisture to help hydrate the skin. It is also a good bleaching agent and exfoliant, known for its anti-bacterial properties relieving skin related eruptions.
Cut a lemon in half and gently rub the cut-end part over the stretch marks. Squeeze the lemon slightly to release the juice onto the stretch marks, and apply it using a circular motion. Let the lemon juice sit on your skin for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Apply this two times a day for at least 30 days to see them either vanish or lighten up drastically.
I’ve had four children and I am very familiar with the effects that stretch marks have on our bodies! To find a solution as simple as this could be a life changer! Keep in mind that it also depends on the severity of your stretch marks. It may take a little longer to heal if you have a more severe case but with all things natural, you have to be patient and consistent. Be encouraged and GO GET SOME LEMONS!!
So, Skinnies give it a try and share with me your experience!! Until next time!
Keep loving you and the skin you are in!
Lic. Holistic Skin & Wellness Therapist