How can I get of stretch marks naturally?I have stretch marks, and some are so red. How can I make them disappear forever?

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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Stretch marks occur because the skin has become overstretched. There are several ways to help get rid of stretch marks but they are not a guarantee to get rid of them.

The best thing for stretch marks is time. Stretch marks fade over time. If you are willing to wait it out then this is one way to go.

There are also numerous creams that can be used such as retin A, vitamin E, and creams designed specifically for stretch mark fading.

Taking hot baths and massages are also great ways to assist in getting rid of those stretch marks because both increase circulation.

Tanning is another way to help with the elimination of stretch marks. Just make sure you use a sun screen.

dolphin1978 | Student

Stretch marks, or striae, are lesions that tend to form in the dermis during periods of hormonal flux, with weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and other periods of hormone change.

Due to loss of elasticity in the fibers found under the epidermis,these marks emerge.

These are difficult to remove but their appearance can be improved greatly using:

chemical peels: The skin is cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils and the eyes and hair are protected. One or more chemical solutions, such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or (phenol), are applied to small areas on the skin. These applications produce a controlled wound, enabling new, regenerated skin to appear.

   microdermabrasion: The affected area is thoroughly cleansed with an antiseptic cleansing agent and then your doctor will apply a special spray is applied that freezes the skin.

A high-speed rotary instrument with an abrasive wheel or brush is used to remove the outer layers of the skin and improve any irregularities in the skin surface.

lotions and creams : with retinoids - specifically, retinaldehyde, tretinoin or isotretinoin trigger skin's regeneration, promoting new skin growth to repair and replace the lost tissues.

 diet  and exercise: Be sure to consume foods that promote skin health: foods rich in zinc, such as nuts or fish; foods high in vitamin A & Cwhich are natural antioxidants, such as carrots and citrus fruits and milk; protein-rich foods, such as eggs.

strechmark | Student

Natural way on how to get rid of stretch marks is to maintain a healthy diet. Consuming foods that can help nourish the skin can definitely help reduce striae in any part of your body whether in your belly, upper arms, legs or thighs. Be sure to include foods that are rich in omega like fish in your diet as well as veggies like broccoli, carrots and spinach, fruits like cantaloupe, oranges, berries, grapefruit and plums. You can also have eggs and low fat yogurt.

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