Bye Bye Stretch Marks: Sweet Potato & Honey Healer

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Sweet potato can help manage stretch marks- now that's sweet!

Sweet potato can help manage stretch marks- now that’s sweet!

Retinols may be one of the go-to prescription treatments for healing stretch marks topically, but they CANNOT be applied during pregnancy. Retinols, though, get their power from Vitamin A—the same Vitamin A found in sweet potatoes! In this recipe, the sweet potato is combined with manuka honey, which has both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and has been show to help stimulate collagen production and the growth of new tissue.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup manuka honey

Directions:

  • In a medium pot, boil the sweet potato in water until easily pierced with a fork, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Drain and transfer to a food processor. Add the honey and blend until smooth and well combined
  • Let it cool to room temperature before applying a thick layer to stretch marks. Let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
  • Repeat daily for best results

Recipe from THE RECIPE FOR RADIANCE: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen © 2014 by Alexis Wolfer

 

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