Stretch marks and homemade remedies

Stretch marks are typically manifested through streaks or stripes on the skin. They are usually caused by distension or rapid stretching of the skin resulting from various conditions, including change in weight and pregnancy. Stretch marks can appear on various parts of the body including the belly, the breasts, thighs, hips, lower back and buttocks.


Stretch marks are a form of scarring and therefore scar creams are often applied to reduce or minimize them. Treatments range from laser surgery to topical creams. There also a number of homemade remedies that I have seen, ranging from the application of sugar/almond oil and lemon juice mixtures to potato juice (which is rich in minerals and vitamins and therefore promotes restoration and growth of skin cells) to Aloe Vera to castor oil to cocoa butter and even egg whites and alfalfa leaves. All of these remedies are, of course, just that – homemade remedies.


What do you think about trying to treat your stretch marks with a natural, henbane based scar cream?