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!
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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