You Can Cover Stretch Marks - By: Jeffrey Benson

Are you interested in ways to cover stretch marks? Maybe you're very self-conscious about these scars and have tried different remedies to cure them or maybe a doctor's intervention is too expensive for you. Whatever the case it is possible to use different cosmetics to actually cover them the same way you might use makeup on imperfections on the face. Here are some things to remember about these types of products.

For one thing, the makeup you use on your face may not be sufficient. Because the skin of the face is thinner and more sensitive than skin anywhere else, the makeup products designed for the face are very different than anything else you would use for the body. Usually it is just not thick enough to do an adequate job. Makeup for the face that's too thick will settle into and clog pores, so this type of makeup is very thin and doesn't offer enough coverage to adequately cover them.

Instead you want to use makeup that's specifically made for the body or for covering things such as burns and tattoos. The good news about this type of makeup being thicker is that it usually doesn't wash off as easily as the cosmetics you use on your face. This means that unless you scrub the area with soap every time you're in the shower, the makeup may last for several days and even for a week or longer. This way you don't need to use it every single day but can do touch-ups weekly or twice per week.

Some makeup counters will have body makeup that you can use but typically you'll need to do some specialty shopping to find it. There are many places online that offer these products and usually a quick internet search will bring back a wealth of options.

You might also want to try local tanning salons. No, we're not recommending an actual tanning bed or booth but these places now typically offer spray-on tans since many are concerned about the damage to skin caused by tanning bulbs. Usually a spray-on tan works like a tanning booth - you stand up in a private booth with your eyes covered and wear what looks like the cap surgeons wear to cover your hair.

A fine mist sprays from various angles so you'll be able to cover stretch marks all over your body this way. If you're concerned about it looking artificial you simply need to choose a shade that's as close to your natural skin tone as possible. Spray tans look artificial when the shade is too dark, just like cosmetics on the face would as well. These spray tans have been used by those in Hollywood for years to give them an even skin tone on their legs, back, stomach, and entire body, so why not use it to cover stretch marks?

Are you interested in ways to cover stretch marks? Maybe you're very self-conscious about these scars and have tried different remedies to cure them or maybe a doctor's intervention is too expensive for you.

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