Striae or stretch marks as they commonly known, is a type of scarring on the skin. These discolored marks on the skin are caused by the skin’s stretching due to growth or the rapid gaining of weight. Generally speaking a lot people vie stretch marks as such an eye sore. That is the very reason why a lot of people who have them would want to either hide them or possibly get rid of them. Then again, stretch marks can only diminish but not totally disappear for good.
There are plenty of ways to hide stretch marks. Of course, there are those extreme yet highly effective methods though these methods come with golden price tags. Then again, concealing or hiding stretch marks do not need to be very costly. Presented below are three different ways to hide those dreaded skin discolored scars without shelling out too much money from one’s pocket.
Hiding Stretch Marks By Sporting The Right Clothes
Naturally, the easiest way for anyone to hide his or her stretch marks is by wearing clothes that could cover the scars. There is always a way to cover-up one’s self without looking like a fashion victim in the process.
Hiding Stretch Marks By Using Makeup
If a person does not like the idea of covering himself or herself up with long sleeved shirts or long pants, a way around this is to conceal stretch marks by means of makeup. Different types of makeup can surely work its wonders to temporarily hide stretch marks. One option is to use foundation (either cake or liquid will do) on the area of the marks. Naturally, one has to make sure that the areas around it as well are layered with foundation and blended very well so it would not look pretty obvious. Apart from foundation, another option is a concealer — either a cream or a stick can do. Concealers can always do wonders to hide the flaws on a person’s skin.
Hiding Stretch Marks By Using Sun Tan Sprays
Sometimes, makeup just would not cut it — especially if one is heading to the beach. For cases like this, the best solution to hide stretch marks is by means of using sun tan sprays. Take note, sun sprays and not by getting a tan the natural way or lying down on a tanning bed. Thing is, stretch marks will never get a tan so there is no use of putting one’s self through the sun for a tan. On the other hand, sun tan sprays or instant tanning creams are the right option. Not only are these safer than getting a real tan, they are more convenient as well.
These are just three of the many of methods that a person can cover his or her stretch marks without burning a hole in his or her pocket. Again, it is important to bear in mind that stretch marks cannot permanently be removed; one can only minimize their appearance but totally do away with it.