Even though an estimated 80% of women will get stretch marks at some point in their lives, the appearance of those marks can greatly affect a woman’s confidence. If your stretch marks are worrying you or keeping you from enjoying the warm weather like you should (hello, bikini!), we’ve got some great news: there are some solutions.
Stretch marks are the result of skin stretching too much and are often caused by a growth spurt, putting on weight, or pregnancy. Skin can only stretch so far, and too much stretching can cause tears in the lower layers of the skin. These tears show up as stretch marks. The good news is that stretch marks can fade over time, and this can be accelerated by the use of certain topical products. With that in mind, here are our top 5 stretch mark treatments.
StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles And Stretch Marks – This cream’s ability to significantly improve stretch marks has made it a cult favorite amongst women (and celebrities) all over the world. Containing StriVectin’s famous Collagex-CE Wrinkle Repair Complex and special moisturizers, this cream will improve stretchmarks, increase collagen production and transform your skin.
Derma e Scar Gel – This lavender scented gel smooths and reduces the appearance of scars, burns, and you guessed it, stretch marks. It contains allicin (a natural ingredient derived from onions), allantoin, and panthenol to help break down scar tissue and stretch marks, as well as encourage healthy skin.
SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel with Centelline – This powerful healing gel can be used to radically minimize the appearance of stretch marks and even scarring from cosmetic surgery or c-sections. Centelline, this product’s key ingredient, is a botanical blend of powerful antioxidants that will strengthen the skin and improve the skin’s natural healing process. Centelline combines with hydrating ingredients to soften and smooth the skin, drastically reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
The Organic Pharmacy Stretch Mark Oil – If you’re looking for a natural stretch mark product, look no further. This oil combines rose hip oil, marigold extract, lavender and wheat germ in an intensely hydrating and repairing base of jojoba oil and vitamin E. It is perfect for moms-to-be as it keeps the skin soft and supple as it stretches, helping you avoid stretch marks in the first place.
Dr Organic Vitamin E Scar And Stretch Mark Serum – Vitamin E is famed for its moisturizing and antioxidant properties. This serum contains a potent mix of vitamin E, aloe, and shea butter that quickly absorbs into the skin, instantly nourishing it and encouraging skin cells to regenerate and repair. It also provides and intense boost of moisture to smooth the skin and improve stretchmarks.