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8 Ways to Reduce Stretch Marks after Weight Loss

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Reduce Stretch Marks after Weight Loss

You just lost weight. You should be proud of yourself and flaunt your new body. Instead, you cover your body up, because you are self-conscious about your stretch marks. It is time to get rid of the stretch marks like you got rid of the weight. Never hide your beautiful self under layers of clothing. It is hard to get rid of stretch marks entirely, but there are ways to reduce the appearance of them. Here is how to reduce stretch marks after weight loss.

What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are visible lines that can be found on your skin surface. They usually appear on your abdomen, sides and lower backs, and thighs. Essentially, a stretch mark is a scar that results from your skin being stretch by fat storage. If you get pregnant or are overweight, your body will produce stretch marks to accommodate the rapid weight gain. Stretch marks can be either brown or pink. It is easy to decipher them from someone natural skin color. If you have stretch marks, you might find them unsightly and do your best to cover them up. If you try one or more of these stretch mark treatments, you can reduce the appearance of your stretch marks after weight loss.

How to remove stretch marks after weight loss naturally?
There are several ways you can treat stretch marks. The sooner you treat them the better. IF they are left untreated, your stretch marks can get worse. However, you can make them get lighter with treatment. Here are some natural ways you can lighten up those horrible stretch mark scars.

Drink Water
The best way to get rid of stretch marks is to attack them from the inside. If you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, you will reduce the sharpness of the stretch mark. In other words, the prominence of them on your skin will lessen. Reduce the effect of stretch marks with water.

Creams & Moisturizers
You need to use creams and moisturizers that are engineered to create skin elasticity. You can find natural creams and moisturizers. Lotions and creams work best for new stretch marks, but they can help with old ones. They are just not as effective. However, you can put the creams and moisturizers all over your skin to see results. One of the best creams is Retin A. It is a retinoic acid cream and it works best for new stretch marks. It will reduce their appearance. You can apply the cream on your skin as you lose weight. However, if you are pregnant or nursing, you should talk to your doctor before using this cream.

Oils
Lavender and rose oils are natural ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks after weight loss.

Egg Whites
This may sound a little messy, but applying egg whites to your stretch marks can help. You should use the egg whites, three times a day until your stretch marks begin to fade.

Potato Juice
The juice from potatoes is full of mineral and vitamins that help restore skin cells. You should slice a potato and rub it on the affected area. The prominence of the stretch marks will lessen.

Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a natural acid that will bleach your stretch marks. The process is simple. Rub lemon juice on your stretch marks. Use circular motions. Let it stay on there for ten minutes before your rinse it off.

Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter
You should use these butters to massage your skin. The butters work by moisturizing your skin and helping your stretch marks fade away in appearance.

Laser treatment
If all else fails, you can get laser treatment to remove stretch marks. However, this is the last option for you, and it mainly reserved for stubborn stretch marks. This treatment be expensive and takes place over several visits to your dermatologist. However, it is the most effective way to get reduce stretch marks after weight loss.

However, you choose to get rid of your stretch marks, you will need to put in an effort. Not even laser treatment a one and done way of treating stretch marks. It takes time to reduce their appearance. You have to be diligent. Once they are gone, do not be shy. Show off your new body. You deserve it.

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