A whole bunch of us have stretch marks. They are a product of pregnancy, weight loss, weight gain, and can even pop up during our adolescent growth spurts. No matter if you want to fade them or not, you first need to know that it’s perfectly normal and okay to have them in the first place.
It is, however, also important that we are comfortable in the skin we’re in and a lot of times that means making however many improvements we see it. And this includes slightly or completely fading stretch marks.
If you’ve been struggling with unsightly stretch marks and other body imperfections like cellulite, strawberry skin, or folliculitis, here are 5 of the best creams, scrubs, and oils to help you get your body right.
If you struggle with the troublesome combination of stretch marks and cellulite, here is your light at the end of the tunnel. This fast-absorbing cream is formulated with Cupuaçu Butter and Açaí Oil, which offer a high level of antioxidants and fatty acids that work to smooth and tighten unsightly bumps and marks in the skin.
The cream is primarily meant to smooth and firm the bum, but also firms and hydrates your legs, arms, and tummy. Plus, there’s a warm, spicy scent and soft, shimmery finish that make it a great option for both daytime and nighttime wear.
Mielle Organics is known for its ultra-hydrating and moisturizing hair products, but did you know that they offer an equally high quality product for fading stretch marks, too? Yup! This lightweight pomegranate and honey blend is godly-smelling moisturizer that lightens even the most stubborn stretch marks.
If your stretch marks are accompanied by a little loose or sagging skin, this cream also works to improve the elasticity and smoothness of your trouble zones. Just massage it into your body regularly, and see the results in time.
If you don’t have a mini skincare routine for your backside, now is the time to consider it. And this gentle, self-described “booty polish formula” is the perfect place to start. Made with finely ground walnut, this scrub smooths and evens the skin tone on your butt.
It’s also formulated with natural skincare ingredients like thyme, witch hazel, and jojoba oil which works to diminish stretch marks, as well as other skin issues such as folliculitis, acne, and cellulite.
Like most scrubs, you massage it into your skin 2-3 times a week while you shower and see the benefits after just the first week.
While medical grade ingredients are the cream of the crop when it comes to stretch mark treatments, there are still some pretty good over-the-counter options—and this is one of them.
The concentrated blend of retinol and powerful antioxidants make this skin-smoothing serum one of the best options for fading dark, long-standing stretch marks. And for those of you who enjoy familiar natural ingredients, the formula includes grapeseed oil, glycerin, and vitamin c.
Think of all the different ingredients we consider to be the “holy grail” of skincare solutions; coconut oil, vitamin e, aloe vera, rose hip, olive oil. And now think of them all being beautifully blended into one skincare product—plus some. That’s exactly what this Skin Repair salve is.
The ingredients are so natural and clean that the salve can be safely used on and under your eyes with no irritation. It’s also a good remedy for wrinkles, scarring, minor burns, and of course—stretch marks.