We all want to reduce your stretch marks. There are some tricks of the trade that can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks considerably.

Trick 1: Exfoliate

With the go signal of your dermatologist, use an exfoliating product on areas of the body that are affected by stretch marks. If you have stretch marks that are raised or bumpy, exfoliating them will smoothen the surface out and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Microdermabrasion kits work because of their very tiny beads, however, they can be uncomfortable to some users because of their abrasive effect. You may use retin-A, which is often prescribed by dermatologists to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Retin-A has an exfoliating effect on the skin.

Trick 2: Apply Stretch Mark Cream

Good stretch mark creams contain potent ingredients such as grape seed extract to encourage elastin and collagen production in the skin. These two components help rejuvenate the skin and keep it flexible so that it doesn’t tear and scar easily. Applying stretch mark cream unto affected areas can help prevent any more stretch marks from developing in the long run.

Trick 3: Moisturize

Moisturize your skin with lotion. You may also apply Vaseline or Vicks Vaporub to lock in moisture and help the skin heal. You might want to know that there are stretch mark creams that already come with moisturizing ingredients like Aloe Vera and Shea Butter. When skin is dry, it is less flexible and therefore more prone to damage, infections, breakage and scarring.

Trick 4: Cover Up

While you’re treating your stretch marks, it doesn’t help to cover them up in the mean time. You don’t have to wear a sweater or anything like that. You can use concealer to help the discolored areas blend in well with your skin tone. Tanning sprays also help camouflage your stretch marks.

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