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How to make your stretch marks lighter

By Faeza
22 June 2017

Stretch marks are a form of scarring and they appear as long or short streaks on

the skin. One cannot fully remove stretch marks but you can make them appear lighter. These are often caused by weight fluctuations.


¦ Using exfoliating gloves will help promote blood flow to skin's surface and combat stretch marks.

¦ Use a stretch mark serum or oil as a moisturiser during the day. Apply a stretch mark body butter after showering at night. The butter contains Vitamin E, which helps to repair the skin.

¦ When bathing or showering, avoid using hot water as this tends to dry skin and lead to problems. Always make sure that your skin is moisturised. Should the stretch mark serums or creams not help, there is an option of cosmetic surgery.