Stretch marks are naturally occurring fine lines on the skin experienced by almost everyone. They are particularly common across the thighs, buttocks, arms, and breasts. While stretch marks are completely harmless, there are several ways to reduce their appearance if desired. If you want to know how to get rid of stretch marks, we’ve got some simple solutions for you…
What Are Stretch Marks?
First things first, what are stretch marks? Stretch marks are completely normal. In fact, most people have them. They vary in appearance but are usually identifiable as streaks or lines on the skin. Particularly common in areas such as the thighs, breasts, arms, and buttocks, stretch marks can vary from pale pink to dark purple in colour.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks have a range of causes, including pregnancy, genetics, low collagen levels, growth, and weight gain. When an area of the body grows quickly, sometimes collagen production (the protein that gives skin its stretch and elasticity) can’t keep up with the rapid growth, resulting in stretch marks.
Stretch marks are completely harmless. However, if you find that they affect your confidence or self-esteem, there are some things you can do to reduce their appearance.
How To Prevent Stretch Marks
The easiest way to get rid of stretch marks (or prevent them from appearing in the first place) is to keep up a regular exfoliating and moisturising regime. This is simple to do as part of your usual shower or bath routine. We talk you through how to get rid of stretch marks and the best products to use, so that you can find the method best suited to you.
How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks By Exfoliating
Exfoliating is great for boosting circulation and general skin health, as well as helping to fade stretch marks by promoting cell renewal. With a variety of formulas to choose from, you can find your favourite exfoliating body scrub, salt scrub, or hot sugar scrub at Sanctuary Spa.
Sanctuary Spa Salt Scrub
Our decadent Salt Scrub moisturises with nourishing Jojoba, Coconut and Almond Oils, while gently sloughing away dead skin cells, leaving skin smooth and soft to the touch. A fragrant blend of Patchouli, Sandalwood and Jasmine makes for a truly indulgent exfoliating experience.
Apply twice a week onto damp skin in the shower or bath. Massage all over, concentrating on areas with stretch marks, before rinsing.
Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub
Our gel-scrub formula gently refines skin to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and leave skin healthy and radiant-looking. Choose from our signature Sanctuary Spa fragrance, White Lily and Damask Rose, Green Lemon and Orange Blossom, and delightful Watermelon scented scrubs.
Gentle enough for daily use, massage the body scrub into damp skin in circular motions, then rinse with cold water to close the pores.
Sanctuary Spa Hot Sugar Scrub
For the ultimate luxury spa exfoliating experience, try our Hot Sugar Scrub. Thermal Zeolite provides a warming burst to relax muscles and open pores for a deeper cleanse. Kaolin Clay draws out impurities, while fine Organic Sugar gently removes dead cells to leave skin looking brighter and feeling smoother.
For full warming benefits, apply onto dry skin before you bathe or shower. Massage over stretch marks for velvet-soft skin.
How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks By Moisturising
Regular hydration is essential for preventing and getting rid of stretch marks. Well moisturised skin is more elastic, meaning that stretch marks are less likely to appear in the first place. Additionally, moisturising helps to improve skin health, so the appearance of stretch marks can be significantly reduced. To get rid of stretch marks, we recommend moisturising daily with your favourite ultra-hydrating Sanctuary Spa body butters and oils.
Therapist’s Tip: Gently massaging products into the skin can make them more effective at getting rid of stretch marks. Why not take advantage of this and give yourself a relaxing massage while you moisturise?
5 Day Lasting Moisture Creamy Body Oil
Using a body oil is a great way to provide skin with a long-lasting hydration boost. Our non-greasy Creamy Body Oil formula is infused with Gold of Pleasure, Mango Seed and Apricot Oils to leave skin moisturised, supple and with a subtle shine. For extra shimmer, try our luxurious Precious Glow Body Oil, infused with Diamond Dust and Rose Quartz.
Massage a generous amount over clean skin, concentrating on the thighs, arms, chest, and any other areas with stretch marks.
Sanctuary Spa Body Butter
Moisturising should feel like a treat, which is definitely true with our indulgent Sanctuary Spa Body Butter! A luxurious blend of Shea and Cocoa Butters and Sweet Almond and Macademia Nut Oils deeply nourishes the skin. Choose from our 3 delightful fragrances and find your favourite scent.
Perfect for treating stretch marks, our Youth Boosting Body Butter contains collagen-boosting Peptides as well as an ultra-hydrating blend of butter and oils to promote skin elasticity.
And that’s how to get rid of stretch marks! Remember to be patient, it can take a little bit of time to see results. However, with a daily exfoliating and moisturising routine, you’ll soon be well on the way to more radiant-looking skin.
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