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3 Ways to Deal with Unsightly Stretch Marks

Updated on April 24, 2012
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Every woman cringes when someone mentions stretch marks, and it’s most likely because we all have them and are desperate to get rid of them! The truth is that stretch marks cannot be removed instantly, so all those cream commercials may be fibbing a little There are ways to prevent stretch marks from forming in the first place, but if it does happen it can still be treated at home with natural remedies. If all else fails, there are some fairly easy ways to hide them as well. Let’s take a closer look at your options?

Preventing Stretch Marks

This is the best way to ensure your skin will always stay as beautiful as it should be, and every professional out there will tell you that prevention is better than cure. Moisturizing the skin regularly with a blend of tangerine, rose bulgur, jojoba, vitamin E and lavender oil can help increase the elasticity of the skin and regular massages may increase the suppleness as well.

How to Treat Stretch Marks

A treatment oil can be made using wheat germ oil (which is very high in vitamin E), borage seed, almond and carrot oil. These oils will not magically erase the marks, but may help to lighten their appearance over time and will also moisturize and help to smooth out the skin.

Hiding Stretch Marks

Finding ways to hide stretch marks is the only ‘instant’ solution I’ve found, but it does work. Using self tanners is one of the fastest ways to camouflage stretch marks anywhere on the body. If you try to get a natural tan, you’ll notice that the stretch marks stay white, but when you apply a self tanning product, the skin will have the same tone all over.

If you use some or all of these tips unsightly stretch marks should no longer keep you from flaunting what Mother Nature gave you. It’s a great way to restore your confidence and to have healthier, glowing skin without the need for expensive and potentially painful treatments. It’s also far more affordable than a trip to a medical spa or dermatologist.

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