Unfortunately, stretch marks are a common problem that affect a lot of women. Whether they’re from a pregnancy, a growth spurt, or they just appeared one day for no reason, they do keep some women from wearing certain clothes or engaging in activities that they once enjoyed. However, this does not mean that you can let these problems ruin your summer mood. Here are some of the best stretch mark concealers that you can use for the summer and for every season.
For a fast, easy and effective method of concealing your stretch marks, nothing beats makeup. Whether you have stretch marks on your thighs, buttocks, belly or breast area, a good makeup technique can make them inconspicuous. The first thing you need to do would be to select a concealer that perfectly fits or matches your type of skin tone. For instance, if your skin tone is light then you might want to go with a porcelain-colored concealer. Be careful not to choose concealers that are overly dark as they may highlight your stretch marks instead of concealing them. Right now, you are probably thinking: won’t the concealer rub off once I go swimming? Indeed, there are not very many concealer products out there that are water-resistant. However, with some research, you can find brands that offers concealers that are water resistant.
Another good way to cover up your stretch marks would be to simply wear clothing that conceal them from view. Since summer is all about skimpy bikinis, sleeveless tops and short shorts, finding clothing that covers up your problem area can be challenging. However, with the right choices, you can find summer clothing and swimsuits that will allow you to keep your stretch marks invisible without sacrificing fashion. For instance, if your stretch marks are located along your belly and you’re worried that you won’t be able to wear a two-piece swimsuit, you can simply opt for what they call a “tankini”, which is a tank top and bikini in one. This swimsuit ends below your belly button so you can still show off your flat stomach without exposing your skin. If your stretch marks are on your thighs, you can wrap an opaque sarong or scarf around your hips when strolling by the beach.
Tanning lotions and sprays are also common products used in hiding stretch marks. If you think that lying under the sun would do the trick, then think again. Since stretch marks have lost their pigment, they are also unable to tan. What you can do is use a good-quality tanning lotion or tanning spray in order to even out your skin tone. Not only will safe tanning products hide your stretch marks but they will also give you a nice bronze glow without the risk of skin cancer. Tanning is also an effective concealer for other skin discolorations and scars.