How To Reduce The Appearance of Stretch Marks

How to reduce the appearance of stretch marks


If you are wondering how to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, then the following article is for you. I will discuss some ways to diminish those unsightly marks.

Vitamin E Oil

A known treatment for reducing the appearance of stretch marks is Vitamin E Oil. You would apply the oil daily. Vitamin E is a popular choice because it has effective skin healing properties and it will penetrate into the deep layers of the skin. Vitamin E is a known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Research has shown that it speeds up cell production.

Retinoic Acid

Retinoic Acid Cream has been shown to fade stretch marks. The improvement is likely due to the increased collagen production. If you want a higher concentration of Retinoic Acid, you can get a prescription from your Dermatologist. You would generally be given Retin-A or Renova. You would want to discuss with your Dermatologist any side effects. One thing to keep in mind; the prescription can be very costly. There are many over the counter products that work well.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are another option if you want to get rid of those unsightly stretch marks. You can speak to your health care professional to determine if this would be a viable option for you. Keep in mind you would feel some burning once the peel is applied. Once the peel is finished, over the next week your skin will flake and peel to reveal smoother skin. Some people opt for several treatments for best results.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a long list of known benefits. One of those benefits is minimizing the look of stretch marks. It improves the skins elasticity and increases cell regeneration. Therefore, coconut oil is a good option to weigh and the good news is that it is budget friendly.

Collagen Boosters

Collagen Boosters – Products that boost collagen can be helpful. StriVectin-SD is supposed to increase the collagen in your skin.

Scar And Stretch Mark Removal Creams

Another great option is a Stretch Mark Removal Cream. Removal creams have shown to provide some dramatic results. Some ingredients to look for in a cream are Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin C, Peptides and Aloe Vera.


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  1. Information on this website is very useful and educational, especially for people with scar problem. I particularly love the title of this website. Also, the layout is so simple but very very effective. And the design is professional and well done. Can Coconut oil help reduce the visibility of surgical scarf 10 years old? Thank you.

    • Hi Larisa, Thanks for the nice comments. I’m glad you found my site helpful. Coconut Oil is great for the skin. It’s a good moisturizer. Since coconut oil is budget friendly it is worth a try. I would stick to the Virgin Coconut Oil. 

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