Though many bogus products stood up claiming to fade stretch marks, they all go in vain. Truth is, there is no cosmetic cream or home remedy that can completely prevent or fade their appearance.
However, natural remedies like egg white can lighten its appearance. The reason why you need to go for natural remedies when cosmetic products can do the same work is that these innate ingredients have no or less side-effects. Whereas, store brought creams often incorporate processed and chemical ingredients, which may damage your sensitive skin.
Topically using egg white for stretch marks can be effective home remedy, because of its amazing nutritional profile. Unlike egg yolk, egg white has zero fat but filled with vitamin A and collagen. Antioxidants present in this mask will help you fight free radicals and collagen strives to enhance elasticity of the skin.
Note: Stretch marks are common and initially red in color. But, gradually turn to sliver white color. If these lines are not a cosmetic concern then leave them alone. In case you feel embarrassed to carry weird lines on your skin, then follow below steps.
Also read: Aloe vera gel for stretch marks
How to use Egg White for Stretch Marks?
- Take 1 or 2 eggs depending on the affected area.
- Separate the egg white from egg yolk into a clean bowl.
- Whip them properly to make thick paste. Before applying the egg white over stretch marks, wash them with water and pat dry.
- Apply the egg white using brush over stretch marks.
- Leave it to dry for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse it off.
To see positive results, experts recommend applying the egg white mask 2-3 times a day.
Massaging egg white over the skin will improve blood circulation and fasten the healing process. Along with this topical treatment you need to internally hydrate your skin by drinking lots of water and consume nutritious diet.
Recommended: Turmeric for Stretch Marks
Egg White and Olive Oil
Those who don’t like the eggy smell mix it with olive oil and massage over stretch marks. Both ingredients are rich in assorted nutrients, which tighten the skin pores, hydrate the skin and improve fast healing.
Vitamin E in olive oil enhances collagen production and improves elasticity of the skin. As you might know, stretch marks appear when your skin fails to stretch according to the body’s growth. The dermis layer breaks at different places that appear as lines over the skin.
Though this mask can’t repair dermis directly, it lightens the appearance on outer layer of the skin.
After treating with egg white mask, you can topically apply olive oil or other essential oil to get rid of the pungent smell.
Egg White and Lemon Juice
Lemon juice exhibits acidic activity, the natural bleaching property in this juice can effectively help to lighten stretch marks and scars.
Mix it with egg white in required quantity and apply it over stretch marks. But lemon juice may irritate your sensitive skin, so apply moisturizer after treating with this mask.
I strongly recommend trying only egg white to get rid of stretch marks, without any other ingredient in it. Later, if you feel comfortable with other ingredients you can add them.