01.23.2015
Reader Question: How do you get rid of stretch marks?

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Hey hey Jamie!

I’ve been a long-time reader of your blog and always enjoy your Reader Question series!  I have a question for you- what’s the best way to get rid of  STRETCH MARKS. They SUCK. Help!

Thanks!

“K”

Hi K!

First off, thanks for being a loyal reader 🙂  As for stretch marks, yeah, agree that they really suck.  Sadly there aren’t really any 100% proven ways to get rid of them or prevent them BUT there ARE ways to help fade them over time.  Here are a few tricks:

1. Use a cream with retin-A: Simply put, retinoids help with cell turnover, which also stimulates collagen growth- e.g. stretch marks will slowly fade away.  You can ask your derm for a prescription OR you can even use a face cream that contains retinol.

2. Laser treatments: Expensive, yes, but dermatologists are seeing some really good results from lasers (i.e. Kim Kardashian got her boobs lasered)

3. Work out: Simply put, the less skin you have the less chance you have of getting stretch marks. Sad but true.

4. Use self-tanner to hide them: A little tan works wonders! If you’re feeling self conscious, try a self tanner to help hide the lines.

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3 thoughts on “Reader Question: How do you get rid of stretch marks?

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  2. I was so confused that what to do for stretch marks but after going through the article I came to know what is the right way to get rid of stretch marks, I never looked for any specific ingredient but now I will definitely Buy a cream with Retin-A.

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