17 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks (Fast)

Want to get rid of stretch marks?

Then you’re in the right place.

Because today, I’m going to reveal 17 simple ways to get rid of your stretch marks, fast.

But let me say this right away:

I’m NOT going to bore you with 3 fat paragraphs explaining what stretch marks are.

Instead, I’m going show you how to actually get rid of your stretch marks.

Right now.

Let’s get started.

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1. Spread Aloe Vera Over Your Stretch Marks

Aloe Vera keeps your skin moist, which is important for treating your skin fast and effectively.[1]

(This is why you find aloe vera in many beauty products)

Here’s how to use aloe vera to treat your stretch marks:aloe vera stretch mark removal

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2. Apply Stretch Mark Cream Twice a Day

Applying stretch mark creams is one of the FASTEST way to remove your stretch marks.

(It can reduce the appearance of your stretch marks in as little as 3 weeks)

Here is a before & after picture of a mother who used a stretch mark cream after pregnancy:stretch marks before and after

Bottom line: if you want to get rid of your stretch marks as fast as possible, I recommend this method. (Click here to read my stretch mark cream reviews)

However, if you are on a budget, I have other options for you later in this post.

With that, here’s how to apply a stretch mark cream on your skin (for best results):

  1. Take a warm shower to open pores in your skin.
  2. Put a thick amount of stretch mark cream on stretch marks.
  3. Gently massage in a circular motion for about 2 minutes.
  4. Allow at least 5 minutes to fully penetrate into your skin, before putting on clothes.
  5. Apply twice a day until you see results.

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3. Use Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil increases blood flow to your skin, and produces collagen fibers, which is important for treating stretch marks.[2]

It also helps your skin retain its elasticity and suppleness.[3]

Here’s how to use coconut oil to remove your stretch marks:

  1. Cut a coconut in half, and use a scraper to extract the flesh.
  2. Chop the flesh into small pieces
  3. Shred them in a blender at medium speed. Add some hot water if necessary.
  4. Pour into a jar over a strainer.
  5. Leave the jar in the fridge overnight. (This allows separation of coconut milk and oil)
  6. Scoop out the curd from the jar. (This is the solidified coconut oil)
  7. Place them in a saucepan, turn on the stove for low-medium heat.
  8. While stirring frequently, cook for 1 hour.
  9. Let it cool down for 15 minutes, and pour over a coffee filter to extract oil.
  10. Apply this oil twice a day on stretch marks until you see improvement.

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4. Get Rid of Your Stretch Marks with Retinolhow to apply

Retinol is another fast way to get rid of your stretch marks.[4]

But what is Retinol exactly?

Retinol is a compound found in Vitamin A, which produces collagen that is needed to repair your stretch marks.[5]

Retinol also works great if you got your stretch marks recently.

However, excess Vitamin A may not be safe to use while your pregnant.[6]

So if you’re pregnant, consult your doctor before using Retinol.

So with that out of the way,

Here’s how to apply Retinol to remove stretch marks:

    1. Get a Retinol cream.
    2. Apply a small amount on areas of stretch marks.
    3. Apply once every other day in the first week.
    4. Apply once a day in the second week.
    5. From week 3, apply twice a day, morning and night after a warm shower.
    6. Continue application until you see a result.

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5. Massage Your Skin with Black Tea

black tea

Black tea massage is a highly effective and fast way of getting rid of stretch marks at home.

Because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which help decrease in cell damages and control skin pigmentation.[7]

Black tea massage directions:

  1. Prepare 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of black tea powder.
  2. Dissolve the black tea powder in warm water.
  3. Add salt and then boil it for about 2 minutes.
  4. Let it cool down for 30 minutes.
  5. Apply on affected areas of your skin 3 times a day.

See results in about 3 to 4 weeks.

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6. Rub Your Skin With Natural White Sugar

white sugar

Natural white sugar is an effective solution that helps to exfoliate skin, get rid of dead skin cells as well as encourage the formation of new skin.

Due to its excellent natural exfoliating properties, sugar can help you fade away stretch marks effectively.[8]

How to use sugar to eliminate stretch marks

  1. Mix two tablespoons of natural white sugar with some almond oil.
  2. Apply it on areas of stretch marks for a few minutes.
  3. Let your skin absorb for 5 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with warm water or take a warm shower.

Continue this for at least a month to see your stretch marks fade away.

It sounds strange, but it actually works.

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7. Keep Your Skin Hydrated With Moisturizer

stretch mark moisturizer

One of the best ways of removing stretch marks fast is by using an appropriate moisturizer.

A recent study showed that women who applied herbal moisturizers regularly at home witnessed significant improvement in their stretch marks than those who didn’t.[9]

Herbal moisturizers not only help you fade away the appearance of stretch marks on the skin, but also tighten your skin by boosting its elasticity.

Thus, if your skin has lots of stretch marks, all you need to do is hydrate it so as to tighten it and reduce their appearance.

They will also help you to prevent appearance of new ones, especially if you apply the lotion on areas prone to developing stretch marks in the future.

An appropriate herbal moisturizer will remove your stretch marks gradually, meaning you need to be patient.

If you don’t trust the safety and quality of your chemical based moisturizer, consider replacing it with a natural moisturizer made from Aloe Vera, Wheat Germ oil or Olive Oil.

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8. Use Lemon Juice

lemon juice

Another simple way of getting rid of stretch marks fast is to apply lemon juice.

Lemon juice is naturally acidic which helps reduce and heal stretch marks, acne, pimples and other skin ailments.[10]

It is considered a natural treatment that helps to lighten the skin efficiently.

The acidic properties of lemon juice helps to make stretch marks less visible and then speeds up the healing process.

In order to use lemon juice as a home remedy for stretch marks, apply lemon juice onto the affected areas of the skin in a circular motion.

How to use lemon for stretch mark removal:

  1. Squeeze out the juice from a lemon.
  2. Apply lemon juice on stretch marks in a circular motion for 3 minutes.
  3. Allow 10-20 minutes to get absorbed in to the skin.
  4. Rinse it off with warm water.

Note that lemon juice is highly acidic.

Thus, you should be careful when using it to treat stretch marks as it can cause irritation and redness, especially if you have a sensitive skin.

To prevent this irritation, dilute your lemon juice with sufficient amount of water before applying it on your stretch marks.

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9. Massage Your Skin With Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil comes from a variety of tea tree plants including the Australian tea tree and the New Zealand tea tree.

In fact, tea tree oil has been used for skin treatment purposes by Australian aboriginals for decades.[11]

It is no wonder that tea tree oil is becoming one of the methods of repairing skin from stretch marks.

How to use tea tree oil:

  1. Apply small amount of tea tree oil on stretch marks.
  2. Gently massage in a circular motion for 3 minutes.
  3. Allow 5 minutes to get absorbed, before wearing clothes.

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10. Apply Egg Whiteegg whites

If you are looking for a less drastic solution to getting rid of stretch marks, applying egg whites is a great procedure.

Egg whites contain amino acids that have the ability to repair skin, transforming your skin into a smooth and glowing texture.

How to apply egg whites:

  1. Prepare 2 eggs.
  2. Separate egg whites from yolks.
  3. Give a quick and light whipping to the egg whites using a fork.
  4. Apply a think layer of egg whites over stretch marks.
  5. Allow it to dry completely, then rinse with cold water.
  6. Repeat this procedure 3 times a day.

It will take around 1 month to see results.

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11. Rub Your Skin With Potato Juicepotato

Potato can naturally brighten you skin, which ultimately help stretch marks fade away.[12]

Starch in potato carries emollient properties that soothes the skin, promoting regeneration of skin cells.

Click here to read a stretch mark removal story with potato juice.

How to apply potato juice:

  1. Slice a raw potato into pieces.
  2. Gently rub the pieces on stretch marks.
  3. Let the potato juice dry for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water.
  5. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.
  6. Do this twice a day. You can choose to leave the potato slice on overnight as well.

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12. Treat Your Stretch Marks With Olive OilOlive Oil

Olive oil is a magnificent skin-nourishing agent that you can easily grab from your own kitchen.

Olive oil is rich in healthy fats and vitamin E, which play play a major role in speeding up the healing process within your skin cells.[13]

How to treat stretch marks with Olive Oil

  1. Pour 3-4 ounces of olive oil in a pan.
  2. Lightly warm up in low heat.
  3. Transfer the olive oil to a small bowl.
  4. Apply on your stretch marks and massage in a circular motion for 5 minutes.
  5. Do this daily until you see results.

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13. Intake Gelatin Dailygelatin

Gelatin significantly helps your body to produce sufficient amount of collagen.[14]

Collagen is a very powerful skin elasticity booster, which will ultimately aid in repairing stretch marks and promoting skin cell regeneration.[15]

However, we generally lack gelatin in our daily diet today.

A healthy and efficient way of supplying gelatin to your body would through taking a vitamin gummy everyday.

By doing this, you are ingesting gelatin, vitamin D, and vitamin E, which all help in getting rid of stretch marks.

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14. Use Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy uses infrared light to penetrate your skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, as well as to improve the blood flow to skin tissues.[16]

Not only it gets rid of stretch marks, but it has also been proved to treat acne, wrinkles, and minor burns.

It sounds very surgical, but you don’t need to go to a clinic to start this method as there are many FDA-approved red light therapy devices on the market.

Whats the bottom line?

It is a very effective method, while being 100% chemical-free and pain-free

How to use red light therapy to get rid of stretch marks (based on TrophySkin RejuvaliteMD Red Light Therapy Device)

  1. Wash the area of stretch marks.
  2. Place the panel 4-6 inches away from your treatment area.
  3. Where a pair protective goggles if the treatment area is close to your eyes.
  4. Turn the device on and remain still for 5 minutes.
  5. Apply moisturizer or stretch mark cream after.
  6. Repeat this 5 times a week.

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15. Put Onions Over Your Stretch Marks

Onions contain flavonoid and quercetin that are known as strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agent.[17][18]

These two agents are proven to repair damaged skin cells, explaining why onions have been used as a method to remove stretch marks for many years.

As long as you are okay with the smell of onions, it’s a great home remedy to get rid of your stretch marks.

How to use onions to get rid of stretch marks

Daytime:
1. Prepare a fresh red onion
2. Chop in to round strips.
3. Rub the onion strips directly on your stretch marks for 1 minute.
4. Refrigerate the onion strips.

Night:
1. Take the onion strips out of the fridge.
2. Grind them in a blender until you get a thick mash.
3. Strain the onion mash and soak a clean cloth into it.
4. Wrap the area of stretch marks with the cloth over night.

Repeat this every other day.

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16. Consider Laser TherapyLaser Therapy

Laser or light therapy is one of the newest and fastest treatments for stretch mark removal.

It is a non-surgical procedure that uses a beam of light to break down stretch marks and enhance the appearance of the skin.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery recommends laser treatment as the only proven way of removing stretch marks fast.

In just a few simple treatment sessions (between 3 to 10 sessions), you can get rid of ALL types of stretch marks on your skin.

Each session takes about 30 minutes to complete and delivers superior, long lasting results.

What’s even more amazing is that there’s typically no downtime with this treatment.

What happens during a laser stretch mark treatment session?

  1. A doctor will use a laser machine to pass pulses of laser light to break down stretch marks on the affected areas of the skin.
  2. This triggers the production of new tissues and helps to improve the color of your skin.
  3. The new collagen produced will make the stretch marks smoother in texture and diminish their appearance.

Types of Laser Stretch Mark Treatments

There are three major types of laser treatment that can help you get rid of stretch marks quickly.


  • Excimer Laser Treatment
  • Uses UV light to disrupt skin tissue to allow skin to self heal
    Treats red stretch marks
  • $200-$700/session
  • min. 10 sessions

  • Vascular Laser Treatment
  • Light energy targets blood vessels and damages skin tissues, then allow skin cell to regenerate
    Treats red stretch marks
  • $450/session
  • min. 6 sessions

  • Frational Laser Treatment
  • Laser beam targets a fraction of the skin at a time
    Treats both red and white stretch marks
  • $1000/session
  • min. 3 sessions

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17. Remove Your Stretch Marks with a DermarollerDermaroller

Dermarolling, also known as collagen induction therapy or micro needling, is a highly effective treatment option that are commonly used by dermatologists.

However, it can also be used at home fairly easily.

A Dermaroller consists of a tiny wheel connected to a small supporting handle.

The wheel is covered with minute medically sterilized needles that enter the skin, resulting in multiple minute micro injuries.

The treatment for stretch marks starts when the skin responds by secreting collagen fibers to treat these micro injuries.

This stimulates the blood supply to the skin and makes the skin to plump up again, which consequently diminishes the appearance of stretch marks.

Although the procedure may sound terrifying, there is little to no downtime.

How to use Dermaroller (use 1.5-2.0mm needle for stretch marks)

  1. Disinfect the dermaroller with an alcohol for 5 minutes.
  2. Cleanse your skin.
  3. Apply numbing cream (if needed).
  4. Pull your skin taut with your free hand.
  5. Roll vertically, horizontally, and diagonally 8-10 times each. (do not apply too much pressure)
  6. Wash with warm water, allow air-dry.
  7. Apply small amount of skin serum.
  8. Apply moisturizer the next day.
  9. Repeat this every 2-3 weeks.

You will start seeing results after 4-5 sessions.

Here’s The Next Step…

Easy

 

These are just some of the best ways of how to get rid of stretch marks fast.

Now I’d like to hear from you.

Which of the 17 methods are you going to try first?

Or which ones have worked for you?

Let me know by leaving a comment right below.

17 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks (Fast)
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Jason Lee is a health and fitness expert with a BSc degree from University of Waterloo. He has succeeded himself in losing over 70 lbs and uses his knowledge and experience to help people become healthy and fit. Click here to learn more.

86 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, I used demeroller for 5sessions but it doesn’t give me any positive outcome. Pls what can I do to get ride of my stretch Marks.. Its really annoying

  2. Hi, I’m going on a beach trip soon, and I want to be able to wear my crop tops and not feel self conscious about covering up so much. Is there a way I can lighten or make them disappear in 4 weeks.

    • Hi Rachel. I don’t know if you have read my stretch mark cream review post, but there is one cream (TriLASTIN) that can reduce your stretch marks in as little as 3 weeks. However, I do want to mention that the amount of time it takes to see results may vary from person to person and 4 weeks sound a bit tough 🙁
      So I’ll leave that decision up to you.
      Alternatively, as a temporary solution, you can look for a self-tanning spray/lotion to disguise your stretch marks. I think they can be easily found in stores like Sephora (don’t count me on this) and you can choose the right tone depending on your skin color.
      Hope that helped you a bit and let me know how it goes!

  3. Comment:hi, I have stubborn stretch marks almost all over my body. my butt,my arms, my breast oh my God what should I do

  4. Hi! Am Lawreta, this stretch marks have been giving me a sleepless nights, Please! I really need your assistant on how to get rid of the ones on my laps and ass

  5. Comment: hi i had stretch marks on my sides and behind my knee can aloe vera help me cause i never had then until my firstborn came last year.Thanks

    • Hi Andrea, depending on your budget, you can look into laser therapy or microdermabrasion.
      Or, you can try stretch mark creams or any of the DIY method listed above.

  6. Hi I’m 12 and really insecure about my stretch marks all over my legs. Spring break is coming up soon (like 2 weeks) and I rlly want to at least fade them before I leave. What should I do???

    • Hi Hannah, no need to be insecure about them at all! They are completely normal, especially when you’re going through growth spurt.
      However, I do understand that you need to get rid of them, so try Aloe Vera method and always hydrate your potential areas with moisturizers and sunscreen.

  7. Hi… I am 17 I have black stretch marks on my laps, butt and ass.
    Please which of the cream will I use to cure it faster and the price. Thanks

  8. Comment:hi I have stretch mark on my buttock, back,upper shoulder and it have been there for some time now…please what is the fastest way of treating it apart from the laser treatment?

  9. High lm turning 18 and l’ve blackish stretch marks on my waist and lighter stretch marks on my hands and back of the knees……l’ve been trying vaseline + colgate for a few days now and lm not yet sure if its working…..do you think lemon juice and potato juice can help ’cause l’ve decided to try that first?
    Thank you for the tips
    Looking forward to the best results

    • Try applying aloe vera gel first. Can you describe more about stretch marks on your hands? stretch marks normally do not form on your hands. I’m afraid it could be another problem.

  10. I love this to eliminate stretch marks and especially to the natural, I will combine it with this other product to improve my results I recommend it.

  11. Hi! I’ve had stretch marks ever since I was around 16 yrs old (around the knees, behind knees and ass), and now I’m 24.. Is there a plan or so you could suggest I do to totally get rid of them? Thanks! 🙂

  12. I’ve tried many stretch mark creams but I didn’t see result, I wanna try red light therapy device, pls apart from the one you mentioned above which other one will be best for me and with effective result… Pls I need your answer

  13. I’m 18 years old, and I have stretch marks on my stomach, sides, inner thighs, backs of my thighs, butt, back of my shoulders, knees, and backs of my knees. How can I get rid of all that fast?!?

  14. Which way would be the best way to get ride of strech marks? I have them on my arms and my sides, I’m on a limited budget so i cant really pay for the laser surgery

  15. Pls, using Aloevera method, for like how many months will it take for its disappearance? This ones appearing on my arms and my hips are getting irritating.

    • It is really hard to anticipate this because everyone has different genetics, skin types, and degree of stretch marks.
      Try to stick with it for at least 3 weeks and see if you notice any difference.

  16. hi I got mine as a result of my first child since 2015
    and it’s really much on every part of my body
    I really need to get rid of it
    which method will be faster…….. thanks

  17. My stretch mark surfaced my thighs down to my leg after I gave birth to my first child. What method do you recommend I start with.

    • Congratulation on becoming a mother soon!
      You can try home remedies like applying Aloe Vere or coconut oil.
      You can also choose to use stretch mark creams (refer to my stretch mark cream post)

  18. Im going to try exfoliating and moisturizer! Wish me luck yall! These stretch marks on my botty have to go! I hate them so much!

  19. Pls am in Nigeria how can i get rid of my stretch marks buy removing it wth a machine and how much is d price in Nigeria i dd not understand are u here in Nigeria or outside

    • It is highly likely that you just started noticing them more.
      From my experience, I started noticing them only after losing weight.
      But simply because I had no time to worry about my skin, when big chunk of fat was a bigger problem.

    • It is really hard to anticipate, as there are many factors for each individual.
      Be consistent with the method you’ve chosen until holiday.
      If the appearance of stretch marks do not get reduced by that time and you are really concerned about it, you can consider getting a self-tanner as a temporary solution.

  20. I’ve been losing weight but I’m gaining a lots of stretch marks on my bum, upper thighs and now lower back what would you recommend for this. I’m 16

  21. Hi.I haven’t used any of these Natural plants and Natural fruits on the skin at all.I have had 4 Natural births,And all my babies have been around 9lb 3oz to a 9lb 8in a half oz.So the stretch Marks on the tummy do look like a Butcher has used a very sharp knife to make nice thick slices on the tummy.I will be trying Brown Onions and see if that helps.As I said before,I’ve used no Natural remedies before,and I’ve had stretch marks for 19 years.I will definitly let all you MUMS out there know if Brown Onions do remove 19 years of stretch Mark.

    • Hello Annette,
      I am sorry to hear that stretch marks are bothering you.
      I was on the same boat after a big weight loss.
      I’ve personally used Aloe Vera, stretch mark creams, and tea tree oil and was able to make them fade away noticeably.
      Please let me know your progress with brown onions!
      Be prepared for burning eyes from onions!

  22. I have being using Vaseline for a couple of days now, maybe 3. I’m not sure if it has started working since I just started it.
    I’m sure going to try a cbination of
    Aloe vera, coconut oil, Olive oil and intake gelatin. Hopefully, the healing process will be hastened. Thank you.

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