Tired of your stretch marks. Nourish your skin by eating a nutritious diet and apply lemon juice on affected areas to do away with stretch marks. Following are some useful tips by Dr. Mandeep Singh, consultant cosmetic and plastic surgery, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon-
1. Drink plenty of water- Drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water per day and you will notice a visible change that their prominence on your skin will reduce.
2. Eat a nutritious diet- Eat a balanced and nutritious diet that is rich in Vitamins C and E, zinc, silica and other nutrients to nourish your skin. Vitamin C is essential for renewing connective tissue. Include foods rich in vitamin C such as strawberries, blueberries, spinach, carrots, green beans, collard greens, nuts and seeds in your diet.
3. Lemon juice- Lemon juice is a natural acid that will help bleach your stretch marks. Rub lemon juice on your stretch marks in a circular motion. Leave it stay on for 10 minutes before you rinse it off.
4. Moisturize your skin regularly- Use a moisturizer that help to create skin elasticity. Lotions and creams work best for new stretch marks, but they can help with old ones too. A cream with retinoic acid cream works best for new stretch marks, and you can apply the cream on your skin as you lose weight.