3 Most Effective Ways on How to Fix Stretch Marks
Many women ask the question ‘how to fix stretch marks?’ because so many women – at least 90% of the global population – do suffer from this dermatologic imperfection. Yes, we do say ‘suffer’ because these flaws do make one look and feel less appealing, reducing their confidence and, for some, making them totally ashamed about themselves.
But Is It Really Possible?
The first thing that should be asked, however, is this: “Can one really get rid of stretch marks for good?”
The answer is yes! You don’t have to dwell too much about the ugliness of it all anymore. However, you need to understand and accept the fact that the really effective ways on how to fix stretch marks are not quick fixes. All those would take a very long time before all of it takes effect. So read on and know more about each:
Moisturize As Often As Possible
Skin elasticity will be greatly improved when it is moisturized often. Slathering on lotion – even the cheapest ones in the market – after taking a bath is already a good solution. Of course, it would be better if you use herbal, organic brands instead of those which have too much chemicals.
Doing this often, especially when the stretch marks are fresh (e.g. right after pregnancy) would also work better in minimizing or, hopefully, completely eradicating this flaw.
Glycolic Acid and/or Retin-A
According to the Bureau of Food and Drugs, one great way on how to fix stretch marks is by using these two products.
Retin-A is a great product which increases the production of collagen in the body. Collagen aids in strengthening skin cells, stretching it out and decreasing the possibility of tears. Glycolic Acid does the very same thing.
The only difference between the two is that the former cannot be used during pregnancy. The latter, on the other hand, is very safe. For maximum effect, it is advisable to use a product which has both. But those who are with child (and are prone to getting stretch marks) would be better off with just Glycolic Acid.
Vitamin E Oil
Another great method on how to fix stretch marks is by using Vitamin E oil. Considered a ‘miracle cure’ for this skin imperfection, this vitamin oil is said to be very effective even in women who have been pregnant several times in the past. While this has been tested and allowed by food and drug authorities all over the world, it is still best to use this in moderation.
But don’t just rely on Vitamin E alone. There are a lot of balm and oils out there which can be used for this. Egg oil, for instance, is said to be effective in preventing the appearance of stretch marks and is very safe even during the first trimester.
As you can see, almost all of the ‘treatment modes’ are topical in nature. Diet and fluid intake are very helpful, of course. However, the problem is on the skin so the best solution on how to fix stretch marks should target the skin too.
I hope this article was informative for you! Please comment below and tell what has been your experience with these stretch mark home remedies.
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