If you are concerned about stretch marks, you might be interested in an effective natural remedy that really works. This remedy is apple cider vinegar. Let’s see, how it works and how it can be used. By the way, we have already written about some effective ways to get rid of stretch marks and about essential oils for skin care.
As a result of a sudden weight loss or weight gain stretch marks often appear on
The stretch marks that have recently appeared are white. If you do not do anything, the marks will eventually become reddish or even purple. Apple cider vinegar will 100% help you get rid of stretch marks that have appeared recently, but for reddish stretch marks vinegar is, alas, almost useless.
HOW IT WORKS
Apple cider vinegar not only eliminates stretch marks but also in general, has a positive effect on the skin and can also help you get rid of cellulite. Vinegar provides:
- Nutrition and hydration;
- Saturation of vitamins;
- Stimulation of metabolic processes;
- Smoothing of the skin;
- Acceleration of regeneration
Natural apple cider vinegar contains useful vitamins and microelements, which have a positive effect on the skin. Many women who have used this method to eliminate stretch marks, noted good results after 2 weeks. Rub some vinegar into the wrist and don’t wash if off the skin for 12 hours. If after this time your skin is not itchy, feel free to use apple cider vinegar!
If you are pregnant and want to use vinegar, just mix it with water in the ratio 1:3.
You mustn’t use this method if you have dermatitis, rash or psoriasis. It is also prohibited if you have fever or cancer.
HOW TO CHOOSE NATURAL APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
To saturate the skin with vitamins and minerals you must use only natural product. Synthetic vinegar will do you only harm.
Here are a few tips on choosing:
- Pay attention to the label, composition, and price. Natural product is always much more expensive than synthetic;
- Natural vinegar has a slight precipitate. If you shake the bottle, the foam will disappear quickly;
- Useful vinegar components must be stored in a dark bottle;
- Natural apple cider vinegar is usually 6%, whereas synthetic — 9%.
HOW TO USE
How to use apple cider vinegar against stretch marks? First of all heat and clean your skin. Have a warm or hot shower, use scrubs or any other cleansing agent. Well, you can just RUB the problem areas of the body with a towel.
After preparation, you can choose one of the 5 ways of using apple cider vinegar:
- bath with vinegar;
Wraps with apple cider vinegar
You can use apple cider vinegar wraps to get rid of cellulite and stretch marks. During the procedure, vitamins and minerals penetrate into the deeper layers of the epidermis.
- Take vinegar, warm blanket, and plastic wrap;
- RUB the vinegar into the skin in the problem areas;
- Wrap the area with plastic wrap and then with a blanket or just get dressed in something warm;
- After one hour, remove the wrap and have a cool shower;
- Fix the result by applying nourishing cream.
You can do vinegar wraps only 2 -3 times a week.
Compresses with apple cider vinegar
This method has a cooling effect and is suitable even for people with sensitive skin. How to make a compress? First, you need to prepare a vinegar solution by mixing 50 ml of apple cider vinegar with 150 ml of water. Moisten a clean cotton cloth in the solution and place the compress against your stretch marks for about 5 minutes, then take a contrast shower, massage the problem skin and apply some cream.
This method is an excellent alternative to salon procedures. For the peeling, you need to use 5% vinegar and cotton pads. Moisten a pad in apple cider vinegar and wipe each stretch lengthwise, not across. Each stretch mark should be wiped at least 15 times. Then have a cold shower. With the above manipulation, you can remove the horny layer of the skin, making the skin refreshed.
Bath with apple cider vinegar
This method acts more as a complementary procedure to the wraps, compresses or peeling. Add 400 ml of vinegar to the water while you are having a bath. Rose, orange or lavender essential oils will increase the effect. Add 5 drops of any oil of your choice. Taking such a bath once a week, you will improve the condition of your skin.
Massage is a mandatory procedure for all who wish to say goodbye to stretch marks. You need to prepare a solution of water and vinegar in proportions that suit your skin type. The solution is first applied to the skin, and then the skin is vigorously massaged. The procedure takes about 7 minutes. You can do the vinegar massage every day.
Apple cider vinegar is an effective way to get rid of stretch marks, especially in the early stages of their appearance. Your skin will become silky and healthy!