Stretch marks especially on the waist and legs can make you feel awkward and restrict you from wearing certain clothes that can expose it. Stretch marks are unwanted marks that are triggered due to skin stretching, weight gain or weight loss. Stretch marks can also be caused due to old age as skin loses its elasticity. The sooner you start at treating them, the easier it is to get rid of them or lighten its appearance. Coffee is a well-known remedy for stretch marks and below is how you could use it along with its benefits:
- Coffee contains caffeine that helps protect cells against the UV radiation and slows down the process of photo aging of the skin. This way, it maintains skin elasticity.
- The caffeine in coffee promotes healthy blood circulation thus add a natural glow to your skin and also brightens it up lightening the stretch marks.
- Caffeine in coffee can tighten skin, smooth puffiness, fight free radicals, and reduce dark spots. More: Coffee to brighten skin >>
- Coffee grounds are loaded with anti-oxidants that help to rejuvenate the skin. Finely ground coffee works as an excellent cleanser and scrub to brighten, tighten and soften the skin. More: Coffee face and body polish >>
WAYS TO USE COFFEE TO FADE STRETCH MARKS:
Coffee yogurt scrub: In a bowl, add 4-5 tablespoons of greek yogurt and to it, add few drops of sweet almond oil and 3 tablespoons of coffee grounds. Mix it well and use it as a body scrub before using shower gel or soap. Massage your body/affected areas with the scrub thoroughly.
Coffee stretch mark oil: Take a vessel and warm ¼ cup of castor oil mix with ¼ cup of raw organic coconut oil. Add in 2 teaspoons of instant coffee and mix it well. Store it in an amber bottle and use it to massage affected areas before bedtime and let it work overnight.