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

Woman rubbing lotion on belly

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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4 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.

  3. You are sharing some great ways which can be really helpful to get rid of stretch marks. This article would be really helpful for my sister to treat her belly stretch marks. Thanks for sharing.

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