Stretch marks are a common problems for many people, especially for women after pregnancy. They appear when the connective tissue in the dermis (middle layer of skin) gets stretched beyond its normal limits due to rapid expansion or contraction of the skin. This can happen as a result of a number of things like rapid weight gain or weight loss, post pregnancy, prolonged use of some medications and so on. As a result of the skin stretching the collagen production gets disrupted and when these weakened collagen fibers don’t align properly we end up with fine scars that appear under the top layer of the skin.
Using lemons to eliminate stretch marks is very simple. Just cut a lemon in half and rub the affected skin with it. Squeeze the lemon slightly to release the juice onto the stretch marks, and apply it using a circular motion. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat the procedure twice a day for a month and you’ll notice the stretch marks disappearing completely.