How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks on Your Shoulders?

Stretch marks! These are two words that give you stress whenever mentioned or when you look at yourself in the mirror.

While there are many causes of stretch marks, one thing is for sure, most guys (if not all of us) hate them. While some find stretch marks on women to be sexually arousing, you don’t want them on your body – especially the shoulders.

Stretch marks will not only make you less appealing but also seem older. The good news though, nature has ways of dealing with them.

I’ll show you how to get rid of stretch marks on shoulders using 10 simple yet effective home remedies.

What Exactly Are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are long, narrow lines, stripes, or streaks that develop when the skin stretches suddenly.

They occur anywhere on the skin from the tummy to the abdomen, back, thighs, buttocks, and shoulders.

Expect your stretch marks to be itchy and feel like raised lines during their initial stage. They are normally red, brown, purple, pink, or black, depending on one’s skin color.

While there are numerous causes of stretch marks, here are a few common:

  • Rapid gain or loss of weight in a short period.
  • Puberty.
  • Medical conditions such as the Marfan and Cushing’s syndromes
  • Hereditary conditions.
  • Pregnancy in women.

10 Natural Remedies For Stretch Marks Removal

The market has hundreds of lotion and other skincare products rated specifically for stretch marks.

Unfortunately, these don’t always seem to work. Human is to error, and not all things we manufacture are perfect. Nature, however, is.

Here are some of the simplest and most effective natural remedies to reduce your stretch marks.

The best thing is that they have no side effects, and you can expect positive results in just a few weeks.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Yes, you guessed it right. From dealing with oily faces to moisturizing the skin and now eliminating stretch marks, Aloe Vera is heaven-sent, and we cannot be grateful to nature enough.

Aloe vera contains collagen, which is popular for skin repair. It makes the skin supple, elastic, and youthful. Moreover, it also eliminates wrinkles and fine lines and tightens the skin.

How do you use it to treat your stretch marks?

What You Need

  • Aloe vera leaf
  • Water

What To Do

  1. Cut the aloe vera leaf in half to obtain its oozing sticky gel.
  2. Apply the gel over the affected area.
  3. Leave it for 2-3 hours, then wash it off with water.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is tasty, but there’s more to it than the taste. This is a well-known and effective stretch removal home remedy.

Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA). Vitamin C helps in collagen production, which by now, you know is the secret ingredient to heal your skin.

What You Need

  • A lemon
  • Warm water

What To Do

  1. Cut the lemon into two halves.
  2. Take one piece and rub it on the stretch marks.
  3. Allow it 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water.

3. Potato Juice

Potato Juice

You might not be into the idea of applying potato on your skin but give me the benefit of the doubt when I tell you this will work magic.


Because potato is rich in starch and antioxidants, which are the ‘secret ingredients’ in removing stretch marks.

Antioxidants help transfer hydrogen or electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent. In doing so, they slow or prevent cell damage. This is the same theory used in eliminating stretch marks.

With the help of free radicals, the antioxidants in potatoes will stop the chain reaction before important molecules are damaged.

The theory may be a little bit confusing, but the parting shot is this – potatoes have got what it takes to eliminate stretch marks.

And did I also mention that they are rich in zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, potassium, and Vitamin C?

What You Need

  • A medium-sized potato
  • Knife
  • Lukewarm water

What To Do

  1. Using a knife, cut the potato into thick slices.
  2. Rub these slices over your stretch marks gently.
  3. Allow it 5-10 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water.

4. Alfalfa Powder

Alfalfa Powder

While alfalfa sprout thrives in the weight loss sector, it’s also effective in removing stretch marks – talk about versatility. The plant is rich in amino acids and Vitamins E and K.

Vitamin E is used to neutralize the oxidant effects of free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for collagen damage, which leads to skin dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Vitamin K, on the other hand, regulates bone mineralization and blood clotting process. It also reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases. Lastly, amino acids help to nourish the skin, nails, and hair.

What You Need

  • 1 teaspoon Alfalfa Powder
  • 4 drops Chamomile Oil

What To Do

  1. Mix the alfalfa powder with chamomile oil by stirring it thoroughly for 5 minutes (or more). Don’t stop until you obtain a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the paste to your stretch marks carefully.
  3. Leave it for about 15 minutes, then wash off with water.

5. Cocoa-Shea Butter

We all love the scent of cocoa butter. You’ll adore it even more for what it’ll do to your stretch marks. Combining Cocoa butter with Shea butter might be the solution you’ve been looking for all along.

Cocoa-Shea Butter

Cocoa shea butter home-made cream is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, which effectively remove stretch marks. The combination of these two will eliminate your stretch marks and prevent any future occurrence.

What You Need

  • 2 teaspoon Cocoa butter
  • 2 teaspoon Shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil

What To Do

  1. Begin by melting cocoa butter and shea butter in a container.
  2. Add Vitamin E Oil to the melted butters and mix well.
  3. Allow it to cool down and solidify, then apply it to the affected areas.

6. Castor Oil

Castor Oil

Castor oil is a natural remedy for dry skin, hair growth, sunburns, acne, and stretch marks. It’s also known to treat infections like athlete’s foot and ringworms. What’s great about castor oil is that it works across all age groups.

Castor oil stimulates the production of elastin and collagen. Elastin is an elsatic protein tissue that allows the body to resume to its original shape after stretching. This property makes it perfect for treating stretch marks.

What You Need

  • Water
  • Castor Oil

What To Do

  1. Apply castor oil on the stretch marks and wrap the area using plastic.
  2. Use a hot water bottle to apply heat on it for 20 minutes.

7. Black Tea Massage

Black Tea Massage

Black tea is a great source of Vitamins B, C, and E. it’s also rich in minerals such as zinc, potassium, and magnesium.

The benefits of black tea are countless. It stimulates the brain and nervous system, prevents cancer, improves digestion, boosts the immune system, aids in weight loss, and strengthens bones.

Its complex Vitamin B12 improves the state of the nails, skin, and hair. It also prevents hyperpigmentation and regulates the skin’s pigment production. 

What You Need

  • 2 tablespoons Black Tea Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

What To Do

  1. Add black tea and salt in water.
  2. Boil for around two minutes.
  3. Allow it to cool, then apply it on your stretch marks.

8. Egg White

Egg White

Egg white is rich in collagen and Vitamin A. Its collagen will make your skin firm and help to renew dead skin cells.

What You Need

  • 1 Egg
  • Water

What To Do

  1. Break the egg and separate the egg white (albumen) from its yolk.
  2. Stir the egg white before applying it on your stretch marks.
  3. Allow it 15 minutes before you wash it off with water.

9. Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a protector, cleanser, and moisturizer of the skin. For any skin-related problem, you can count on olive oil to solve it. A big reason for this is that olive oil contains four major antioxidants. Among these are Vitamins A and E.

Vitamin A stimulates and thickens the dermis, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also increases blood flow to the skin’s surface. Vitamin E reduces the chain reaction of free radicals.

What You Need

  • Olive Oil

What To Do

Gently massage pure olive oil on the stretch marks and wash with water when done.

10. Sugar


Yes! Believe it or not, sugar is one of the most effective home remedies for your stretch marks.

It’s a natural source of glycolic acid, a form of alpha hydroxic acid (AHA) that stimulates the skin and makes it appear younger and fresher.

Sugar’s minute particles can also be used to exfoliate the skin and remove its dead cells. Moreover, its AHA reduces sunburn, acne, and is used to treat dry skin.

What You Need

  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Almond Oil
  • Water

What To Do

  1. Mix the sugar, lemon juice, and almond oil in one container then stir for five minutes.
  2. Apply it to the affected areas and rub it for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash off with water.


So now you knew how to get rid of Stretch Marks on your shoulders. Say goodbye to the ugly stretch marks and hello to soft, infection-free shoulders thanks to these simple remedies.

Honestly, fighting stretch marks has never been easier. When chemical bound beauty products don’t seem to work, turn to these chemical, color, additives free home remedies.

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