Imagine this to be the most common scenario—you’ve spent hours at the gym and you’re finally at your ideal weight; but instead of being completely ecstatic you’ve found a new source of bother—stretch marks—the unsightly proof of all your hard work and weight loss. So how do you deal with them? Like any other issue, you’ve got to get to the bottom of it—stretch marks happen when the skin gets stretched causing the dermis to break down leaving behind a scar. And how do you get rid of them? Here’s our quick and handy guide to stretch mark removal…
 

Make a promise to moisturise

Make a promise to moisturise

When your skin is well-moisturised, your skin can stretch without breaking and that’s one of the biggest reasons why your skin must be hydrated at all times. The best ingredient to treat this is cocoa, which is known to increase your skin’s elasticity and is an ideal potion for eliminating stretch marks. Loaded in Vitamin E, shea butter and bio C-Elaste; cocoa butter massages are the best when it comes to lightening stretch marks. And if you want to opt for the most appropriate cocoa butter, Vaseline’s Total Moisture Cocoa Glow Body Lotion is one of our favourites. Besides using it on your stretch marks, you can use it as a regular body moisturiser too.

 

Load up on Vitamin K rich foods

Load up on Vitamin K rich foods

Of all the vital amines Vitamin K is the most helpful for lightening scars on your skin. You can consume vegetables like cabbage, spring onions, cucumbers and other leafy greens to curb stretch marks, which act as food for flawless skin.

 

Don’t skip your workouts

Don’t skip your workouts

If you truly want to know how to get rid of stretch marks, you must exercise regularly and tone up. Exercises like abdominal crunches, sit-ups, swimming and light-weight training among others help fight stretch marks as they tone your body and over time, help reduce the visibility of those stretch marks you loathe.

So get the right moisturizer, load up on nutritious foods and you’ll see how stretch marks will never be a skin concern ever again!