Stretch marks are things that affect a wide variety of people. The reason for the stretch marks can be anything from pregnancy to very fast weight loss or weight gain, and everything in between. And while these marks are only on the skin and don’t cause any real damage, they aren’t that aesthetically pleasing and most people want to get rid of them if they can. Here are three effective ways in getting rid of (or at least lessening) your stretch marks.
Studies have shown that people that lotion-up daily see significant improvements in the look of skin and the elasticity of said skin. And since stretch marks are caused by skins stretching and cracking, making skin more elastic will make it better suited to not only prevent stretch marks in the future, but likely lessen the ones your already have. You can even lotion up areas that are stretch mark prone before any actually arise to help make sure they never do.
2. Retinoid Cream
If moisturizing just isn’t doing it for you, you should try and get your hands on some retinoid cream. Retinoic acid cream on new stretch marks has been shown to hugely improve the sight of stretch marks, according to studies. The cream is thought to boost collagen production, help skin stretch better and even avoid tears in the skin. You may need a prescription for something like this, but if you suffer from constant or very bad stretch marks, it could be well worth it to go and get one.
3. Natural Remedies
If you prefer a more natural approach to ridding your body of stretch marks, you’re in luck. This is because there exist a number of things that you can find around your home or any grocery store that can help. But the proteins and nutrients in a number of these remedies can help the appearance of stretch marks. Some of these at home, natural remedies include: vitamin E oil, egg whites, lemon juice, potato juice, sugar and much more.