The likelihood is that the majority of us will get stretch marks or spider veins at some point in our lives, even those who seem to have perfect bodies can not escape these imperfections. Maybe they were caused by a growth spurt during your teens or you got them during pregnancy. It might be that they play on your confidence but you don’t just have to live with them. Our top five tips will help you camouflage them and boost your confidence no end, especially now we are in bare leg season!

1. SELF-TANNER IS YOUR FRIEND

When it comes to hiding both stretch marks and spider veins, self-tanner is your best friend and also gives you a gorgeous glow. Stretch marks become much less noticeable and spider veins almost disappear as the golden colour disguises them. There are many self-tanners out there to suit all budgets, or why not treat yourself to a spray tan at your local beauty salon for special occasions.

2. APPLY A YELLOW CONCEALER ON SPIDER VEINS

Yellow concealer helps disguise spider veins and works by hiding the purple and red tint. To get the most impact, it’s best to dot it on instead of rubbing in, because otherwise you end up rubbing some of it away.

3. TURN ATTENTION AWAY FROM YOUR STRETCH MARKS BY TONING UP

I know many of my friends who have had children and feel proud of their stretch marks as they almost act as battle scars from their pregnancy. But that still doesn’t stop them from feeling paranoid about them. If this sounds like you then it’s a good idea to try regular exercise as when your body is toned, they’ll be less visible. So exercising has yet another benefit to offer you!

4. FIGHT STRETCH MARKS WITH MICRODERMABRASION

The SkinBase Facial™ is a proven treatment for stretch marks. Elasticity plays an important part in how stretch marks form, and is also an important factor in how stretch marks can be quickly removed using The SkinBase Facial™. Stretch marks form because a certain hormone becomes overactive and stops the skin from producing collagen and elastin fibres responsible for keeping growing skin taut. The SkinBase Facial™ targets the problem area and through the fine crystals stimulates elastin and collagen, getting rid of stretch marks none invasively and painlessly. Read here for more information on how it can help you.

 

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5. EMBRACE YOUR IMPERFECTIONS

Do you know that other people probably won’t even notice your skin imperfections and they are likely to be much more noticeable to you than they are to anyone else. They may be your battle scars from pregnancy, or the weight gain or loss you experienced as a teen. Whatever the cause or reason, you shouldn’t feel ashamed. It’s of course okay to disguise them and camouflage them, but try not to get too down about them. Try to wear whatever makes you feel beautiful and instead of getting hung up on the negative, try to focus on the things you like about yourself.

  • Are you pregnant and considering ways in which to prevent and treat pregnancy stretch marks? Then this fab blog from 3 Bees and Me is the perfect starting point!

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