From rubbing raw onions directly on your stretch marks to making onion juice, applying onion mash, and so on.
There are lots of claims on the Internet, about onions and how they help with getting rid of stretch marks.
Onions for stretch marks, are they as effective as they claim to be?
There’s only one way to find out.
In this blog post, I share with you the truth behind onions and how effective they are for getting rid of stretch marks.
As a bonus tip, I’ve added step by step instructions on how you can make onion juice, strips, and onion mash at home.
Let’s get started…
Why Do You Have Stretch Marks?
People don’t like the idea of having red or dark brown glaring lines of stretch marks on certain parts of their bodies.
Most especially the ones in visible areas like their arms and breasts, thighs, and stomach.
Stretch marks happen to both males and females which is perfectly normal.
They usually show up as wavy lines on your skin, when your skin is stretched more than it normally would.
Especially during puberty, growth sprout, muscle, or weight gain.
During this stretching process, the inner layers of your skin may tear and get damaged.
In response to healing these inner tears in your skin layers, your body produces these visible lines we call stretch marks.
Now you know what causes stretch marks, let’s have an investigative look at onions if they’re just the right remedy for you.
Could Onions Be Potential Remedy For Stretch Marks?
Onions are vegetables you use almost daily, even some households can’t do without them when making dishes.
Sort off like a family tradition, passed on to generations.
The answer to the big question is yes, onions are potential remedies for getting rid of stretch marks.
Just like most vegetables out there, onions are made up of Flavonoids and Quercitin, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
A study on the importance of quercetin at the University of Malaysia shows that the highest concentration of quercetin is found in vegetables like onions.
Quercitin found in onions is one of the most widely used bioflavonoids in treating inflammatory disorders.
How Do Onions Work To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks?
Onions are a rich source of powerful anti-inflammatory components one of which is quercetin.
When you apply onion juice, onion mash, or a body cream made from onion extract, it can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and mask those red or dark brownish lines.
Quercitin found in onions helps to slow down or stop (inhibit) the activities of enzymes that cause inflammations thereby, helping you reduce the visibility of stretch marks as your skin heals.
An article published on WebMD Health News shows that several trials on a new stretch mark cream made with onions extract worked out successfully for 54 women.
All 54 women within the ages of 18-45 years with matching stretch marks on their thighs, applied a moderate amount of the cream on their stretch marks.
During the second week of applying the cream twice each day, they started noticing a reduction in the appearance of their stretch marks.
By the 8th week of using the creams, they had seen significant improvements in the reduction of redness, more smoothen, and less glaring stretch marks.
Although the treatment didn’t remove the stretch marks totally, it made them look and feel better.
Bonus Tip: How To Make Home-made Onion Juice, Strips, and Onion Mash.
There are three different ways to make use of onions when applying it on your stretch marks.
You could opt for using onion juice, strips, onion mash, or a combination of all three.
Whichever works for you, you can it a shot.
However if you don’t like the smell of onions, we have an alternative for you.
If you want to know what the alternative is, you can just scroll past this section and find out what it is down below.
I’ve already shared a step by step guide before on how you can make your onion mash and onion strips at home.
So I’m only going to talk about onion juice and give you a link below to read more about onions strips and onion mash.
How To Make Onion Juice For Stretch Mark Removal:
It’s not rocket science to juice onions, it’s pretty much simple and easy.
You’ll be needing two large red onions, glycerin, and a blender.
Here’s a step by step guide on making your onion juice for stretch marks:
- Get two large red onions from your kitchen or local store if you’re out of them.
- Debark your onions and wash thoroughly because onions can accumulate dirt within inner layers.
- Chop your onions into moderate sizes and toss them into your blender.
- Turn on your blender and blend until you get a very smooth consistency, I didn’t say chunky, but smooth and well ground consistency.
- After blending, strain, and combine with glycerin to give it that thickness that allows you to apply on your stretch marks and holds it together.
- Store your onion juice in a glass container, a jar preferably.
How To Apply Onion Juice On Stretch Mark:
- Apply continuously on your affected areas until you start seeing improvements and reduction of stretch marks.
- Gently massage the areas of your skin affected with stretch marks two times a day.
- Morning and evenings for at least three months for best results.
- The onion juice would help to reduce the redness and appearance of stretch marks.
To learn how to make onion mash and onion strips for stretch mark removal, click this link.
Not A Fan Of Onions? Here’s An Alternative
If you’re looking for a faster and easier way to get rid of stretch marks without having to go through the stress of using onions and having to stand the odor, we have just the right thing for you.
You can try out our effective Revive Collagen Skin Cream.
When we talked about the causes of stretch marks, we mentioned getting inner layers of your skin torn or damaged.
Our revive collagen skin cream is rich in collagen retinol which not only helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, it also moisturizes and gives you smoother skin.
Collagen is the protein found in the skin that makes it more elastic, less wrinkled, and smooth.
Applying our Revive Collagen Skin Cream is just the perfect alternative for your stretch mark problems.
PS: We have 60 days money-back guarantee on all orders.
There you have it, the myth has been confirmed.
Now you know that onions do play a role in helping people improve the appearance of stretch marks on their bodies.
Just like onions, there are other vegetables out there doing wonders to boost our health and overall well-being.
I guess fruit and vegetables, do more than we think they do to our bodies after all.
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