What Are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are also known as striae, it occures when the skin rapidly changes shape due to growth or weight gain. This scar develops when the skin is stretches, and they aren’t a sign that something is wrong with your health.

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Stretch marks appears in a red or purple line on the skin takes different textures around the skin. Although some Stretch marks fades on their own taking a lighter shade.

What Really Causes Stretchmarks?

There are some certain things that can cause Stretch marks and they include Below:

Pregnancy: You’re likely going to have Stretch marks when you gain rapid weight. When pregnancy occurs, the skin around the stomach Starts to expand thereby making the body grow faster than your skin which causes the elastic fibers just under the surface of the skin to break, resulting in stretch marks.

Puberty: Stretch marks normally occurs to both boys and girls during puberty, when an individual gains weight very quickly which causes the skin to stretch, and can result to occurrence of stretch marks.

Cortisone Creams: Using skincare products, such as gels, lotions, ointments, and creams that Contains steroids on you skin for a longer-period of time can trigger stretch marks. This is because steroids break down connective tissue in the skin.

What Are These Natural Remedies That Can Get Rid Of Stretch marks?

Although stretch marks cannot fade off completely or permanently, but with the natural remedy about to be disclosed here, they will help minimize the appearance of your stretch marks, making the scars look unnoticed and totally less visible unless one takes a closer at them before seeing them.

Below are two powerful Ingredients that can totally reduce the appearance of your stretch marks making them look totally unnoticeable and less visible.

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Tretinion.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a super Moisturizing and hydrating anti-aging Ingredient, which can be found in serums, soaps, creams and lotions. Two research studies have proved, applying hyaluronic acid serum or cream on Stretch marks made the stretch marks look less visible and unnoticed.

Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in healing and Moisturizing a damaged, dry and shrinked skin, it’s main function is to keep the skin lubricated and moist.

How Does Hyaluronic Acid Gets Rid Of Stretch Marks?

Hyaluronic acid can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water! In other words, it functions as a humectant and holds water molecules onto the surface of your skin to keep it well plumped, firm and hydrated. With it’s power of hydrating and Moisturizing, hyaluronic acid can smoothen out stretch marks making them less visible, not only that, it can also plump and firm the skin.

Hyaluronic acid can be found in Serums (pure hyaluronic acid serum) it can also be found in creams, soaps and lotions too. You can use the cream or serum but I love using the Serum. You can read how to make a diy homemade Moisturizing Soap.

Tretinion (Retin a, or A.ret, Renova, Avita )

Tretinion is derived from vitamin A which is used in treatment of Acne/pimples and slows down visual sign of premature aging. Which comes in different brand names such as Retin a, A,ret, Renova, Avita. And also comes in different percentage  0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1%.

  • 0.025%: lowest percentage (For beginners)
  • 0.05% : Medium Percentage
  • 0.1% : Strongest or highest percentage.

Tretinion also comes in gel and cream form. You can learn more about tretinion


How Does Tretinion Work For Stretch Marks?

When Tretinion is applied on the Stretch marks, it boosts the skin collagen Production level, collagen is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Tretinion also Exfoliates the top layer of the skin thereby smoothening out the stretch marks making them look more like your normal skin. Although it’s adviced to Moisturize after using tretinion as it dries out the skin, and that’s why we have hyaluronic acid.

Having seen what these two ingredients are capable of, then imagine their combination together. Using Tretinion and Hyaluronic acid (either in lotion or serum form) will smoothen your stretch marks making them blend with your skin.

Tretinion when applied on the stretch mark exfoliates the top layer of the skin and also boosts collagen Production thereby promoting firmness and elasticity, while hyaluronic acid serum or cream moisturizes the skin thereby supplying moisture to the skin.

Note: If you’re pregnant or a nursing mother, it’s advised to consult your doctor before using tretinion, but you can use pure hyaluronic acid serum or cream whether pregnant or not. But on a normal circumstance pregnant women and nursing mothers aren’t allowed to use tretinion (Vitamin A) for some health reasons.

So if you’re pregnant or a nursing mother and you want to get rid of your stretch marks I’ll advise you to put to bed first and finish off with breastfeeding your baby before using tretinion.

Application Method.

Tretinion comes in gels and cream, it also comes in 3 percentage, if your Stretch marks are new use 0.5% (Medium Percentage) but if your Stretch marks are old use 0.1% (Highest percentage). You can also use either the cream or gel form.

Hyaluronic acid comes in creams and serums, but I’ll advise you to use the serum, make sure it’s pure and no other ingredient is added to it. This is to enable you enjoy it’s full benefits and wonders.

1. Prepare your skin, wash the affected area with clean warm water using a gentle cleanser. Using a clean towel Pat your skin dry.

2. Apply the Tretinion first on the affected area, don’t apply much. Then wait for a minute to enable the skin absorb it, before applying Hyaluronic acid serum, Apply generously. Continue with this application everyday (at night only) for one month, you’ll surely see a results.


The combination of hyaluronic acid and Tretinion is just what you need to combat Stretch mark as tretinion which is derived from Vitamin A, boosts collagen Production in the skin, which is responsible for skin firmness and suppleness, and also exfoliates the top layer of your skin, by getting rid of dead skin cells surfacing on your skin, thereby smoothening the stretch marks making them looks lighter and less visible.

Hyaluronic acid on the other hand deeply Moisturizes the skin, can bind up to1000 times its weight in water! Which means it retains moisture into the skin, In other words, it functions as a humectant and holds water molecules onto the surface of your skin to keep it well plumped, firm, and hydrated.


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