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 give you 17 insanely actionable tips and guides to get rid of stretch marks.

The best part?

All of these strategies have allowed thousands of mothers regain their beauty after pregnancy.

Let’s dive right in.

1. Spread Aloe Vera Over Stretch Marks
2. Apply a Stretch Mark Cream Twice A Day
3. Use Coconut Oil
4. Get Rid of Stretch Marks With Retinol
5. Massage With Black Tea
6. Rub With Natural White Sugar
7. Keep Your Skin Hydrated With Moisturizer
8. Use Lemon Juice
9. Massage With Tea Tree Oil
10. Apply Egg White
11. Rub With Potato Juice
12. Treat With Olive Oil
13. Intake Gelatin Daily
14. Red Light Therapy
15. Put on Onions
16. Consider Laser Therapy
17. Remove Stretch Marks With a Dermaroller

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1. Spread Aloe Vera Over Stretch Marks

Aloe Vera has been known for providing lots of health benefits over decades.

In fact, it is included in many beauty and pharmaceutical products.

The gel and juice inside the plant is capable of treating skin damage and hair loss.

Due to its amazing ability to keep your skin moist and hydrated, Aloe Vera is one of the most powerful and effective way to get rid of stretch marks.

Follow the instruction below and you will start seeing results in about 2~3 weeks.aloe vera stretch mark removal

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2. Apply Stretch Mark Cream Twice a Day

Stretch mark creams are currently the most popular and FASTEST way to remove stretch marks.

Thanks to the advancement of technology, some creams are capable of reducing the appearance of stretch marks in as little as 3 weeks.

Look how a stretch mark cream gave a new life to not only a baby but also to the stomach of the mother.

revitol stretch mark cream before and after

There are hundreds of stretch mark creams in the market to choose from depending on your skin type and type of stretch marks. (Refer to my stretch mark cream post)

How to apply stretch mark cream 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.

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3. Use Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is increasingly becoming a popular quick home remedy for stretch marks.

The micro molecules in oil, easily penetrates into the skin, thereby helping it retain its elasticity and suppleness.

It also increases blood flow to the skin and promotes the production of collagen fibers.

How to make coconut oil for stretch mark removal

  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 Stretch Marks with Retinolhow to apply

Retinol is an acidic moderation of vitamin A that can be extracted from animal fats, that is known for removing stretch marks fast.

A study done by the American Medical Association showed that 0.1% retinoic acid can diminish the appearance of stretch marks in matter of weeks.

Retinol gets via the upper layer of the skin and triggers collagen production, which explains how it helps you get rid of stretch marks.

However, it is important to note that pregnant women should stay away from using products containing Retinol as excess vitamin A may cause birth defects.

So before using this product, ensure you consult your doctor and get the right prescription.

Note that Retin-A tends to be more effective when used on new stretch marks.

How to apply Retinol to remove stretch marks

  1. Choose a Retinol cream of your choice.
  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 with Black Tea

black tea

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

Why?

Because it is rich in vitamins and minerals, to control skin pigmentation.

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 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.

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.

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.

The best herbal moisturizers will help you get rid of the old stretch marks fast.

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.

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 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.

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.

Directions:

  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 With Potato Juicepotato

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

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

Directions:

  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 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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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 on Onions 

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

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.

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

In just a few simple treatment sessions, you can get rid of all of the stretch marks on your skin.

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

Laser therapy is an easy and fast stretch mark treatment that takes about 30 minutes to complete and delivers superior, long lasting results.

It can be used on all types of stretch marks, regardless of what caused them.

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

What happens during a laser stretch mark treatment session?

During the procedure, your doctor will use a laser machine to pass pulses of laser light to break down stretch marks on the affected areas of the skin.

This triggers the production of new tissues and helps to improve the color of your skin.

The new collagen produced will leave the stretch marks smoother in texture and diminish their appearance.

In most cases, you will require 3 to 10 treatment session to get optimal results.

Each treatment session lasts for about 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.

Don’t be surprised, you can resume your regular activities immediately after the treatment session.Laser Therapy

Types of Laser Stretch Mark Treatments

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

They include:

  • Excimer Laser Treatment

This type of laser treatment removes stretch marks by triggering the melanin in your skin so that stretch marks turn the same color as the surrounding skin.

Excimer laser treatment is the cheapest method, costing about $200 to $700 per session.

Depending on the size of treatment area, you will need a minimum of 10 sessions to get optimal results.

  • Vascular Laser Treatment

Vascular laser treatment is a perfect option for treating red stretch marks fast.

It costs about $450 per session and you need a minimum of 6 sessions to witness successful results.

  • Fractional Laser Treatment

Fractionated laser is the most common type of laser treatment for stretch marks.

It is a perfect treatment method for removing chronic, deep striae fast.

Fractional laser treatment costs about $1000 per session.

You need at least three treatment sessions to achieve optimal results.

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17. Remove 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 3-4 weeks.

You will see results after 2-3 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.

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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.

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