Red streaks: how to remove them naturally

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Red stretch marks can be treated easily, as they are at an early stage, in the case of white stretch marks, which take a long time to eliminate, in addition to requiring more specific treatment.

Adopting healthy habits, as well as good skin hydration, helps reduce stretch marks and prevent new ones from appearing. However, in some cases, it is possible to opt for the performance of aesthetic treatments indicated by the dermatologist to accelerate the elimination of stretch marks.

Red stretch marks are those that occur when the skin is excessively stretched, where the tissue breaks down and reduces the production of collagen and elastin in the stretch mark area, which is common during embarrassment, weight gain or muscle mass , for example.

For this reason, it is essential to take care to stimulate blood circulation in the stretch marks area, as in the case of skin exfoliation and application of products that contain vitamin C or rosehip oil, for example. In addition, the aesthetic procedures, such as microneedling and radiofrequency, stimulate collagen formation, reorganizing the skin structure.

The main treatments to remove red stretch marks naturally are:

1. Hydration

It is important to keep the skin well hydrated, as in this way the firmness of the skin is guaranteed, which helps in the fight against red stretch marks. For this reason, it is essential to apply a cream or moisturizing lotion in the area of ​​​​the stretch marks that must be prescribed by the dermatologist, being able to indicate moisturizing creams that contain retinoic acid and glycolic acid, for example, such as Palmers Cocoa Butter, Mom to Mom cream for stretch marks, Cicatricure, Bio-Oil, las cuales humectan la skin. See other cream options and how to prepare them.

In addition, it is important to guarantee the hydration of the body by means of the consumption of water during the day, as well as a healthy and balanced diet, in this way, it is possible to avoid the loss of elasticity and firmness of the skin, which could cause it. emergence of the red streaks.

2. Home treatment

The home treatment aims to promote cell renewal and hydrate and improve skin integrity, in addition to helping to minimize the appearance of red stretch marks.

Exfoliator with coffee grounds

Home exfoliation with coffee grounds is an excellent option, as the coffee has antioxidant, emollient and moisturizing properties, providing the skin with a smoother appearance, in addition to increasing local circulation, which helps to eliminate red stretch marks.


  • 2 spoonfuls of coffee grounds;
  • 1 teaspoon of filtered water.

How to use

Mix the coffee grounds with filtered water, until obtaining a homogeneous mixture. Next, apply on the area that you want to exfoliate, making circular and gentle movements for 3 minutes and, finally, wash the area with tibia water until removing all the residues and drying with a soft towel, without washing the skin. It is possible to replace the water with 1 tablespoon of honey or sweet almond oil. See other options for exfoliating with coffee.

3. Creams for stretch marks

The creams for stretch marks have moisturizing, healing and regenerating properties, which contribute to the formation of collagen and elastin fibers, which helps to reorganize these fibers, reducing their size, and improving the appearance of stretch marks, preventing new ones from forming .

Some examples of creams that can be used to fight red stretch marks are:

  • retinoic acid: Increases the circulation of the stretch marks area, improves the quality of collagen and stimulates its production. Retinoic acid can be found in different concentrations, from 0.01% to 5%, being essential that it is recommended by a dermatologist to guide the ideal dose.
  • Vitamin C: stimulates the formation of collagen, which gives firmness and tone to the skin, leaving it more uniform, in addition to having an antioxidant action, which protects the cells against aging.
  • rosehip oil: rich in fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C, which have a regenerating effect and help to maintain skin integrity, attenuating red stretch marks. The concentration may vary by 2%. 10%, when it is associated with the composition of some creams or lotions, although it can also be found on the ground, with 100% concentration. See how to use rosehip oil and its benefits.

The products used to eliminate stretch marks can be isolated, such as rosehip oil and sweet almond oil, for example, or in the composition of some creams or lotions, such as vitamin C, retinoic acid, Asian centella or vitamin E.

4. Radiofrequency

Radiofrequency is a technique that raises the temperature of the region that must be treated, stimulating the production of collagen, supporting the skin and helping to eliminate stretch marks. This procedure is performed in an aesthetic clinic, by a qualified professional.

5. Vacumtherapy

Vacumtherapy promotes skin suction, making blood flow more intensively in areas with stretch marks, improving circulation, and consequently oxygenation in the region to be treated.

6. Crystal peeling

Crystal peeling is a mechanical exfoliation from which the most superficial layers of the skin are removed, improving local circulation and leaving the most uniform stretch marks.

7. Microneedling or microneedles

It is a minimally invasive treatment, which stimulates the production of collagen in the region, and in the soil it helps to fight the red stretch marks present, also prevents fibrosis and the formation of new stretch marks.

The number of sessions and the type of procedure chosen may vary according to the number of stretch marks and the area in which they are present, being fundamental the orientation of a dermatologist or a specialist in aesthetics to start any treatment.

The aesthetic treatments to eliminate red stretch marks must be recommended by a dermatologist or a qualified aesthetic professional, so it is possible that the most appropriate treatment is recommended, according to the number of stretch marks, a place where the sensitivity of the person’s skin.

Important precautions against stretch marks

Red stretch marks are easier to remove than white stretch marks, but without due treatment they do not disappear by themselves. Therefore, once you have noticed that some story has appeared, you should start this home treatment, keeping the following precautions:

  • Perform the exfoliation 3 times a week;

  • Apply the moisturizing cream daily;

  • Avoiding the rebound effect constantly, the possibility of gaining weight and losing weight several times favors the formation of new stretch marks;

  • Drink plenty of water to help hydrate the skin;

  • Avoid the use of jabón in bar, giving preference to liquids, as they hydrate more the skin;

  • Avoid bathing with very hot water, as it can dry out the skin and can worsen stretch marks.

Despite these cares, it is possible to completely eliminate stretch marks. However, when they are very large, wide and appear in large numbers, it means that the skin has much flaccidity and is very fragile, which is why a consultation with a dermatologist is recommended, as it may be necessary to carry out other treatments, such as for example: galvanic current, microdermabrasion, laser or carboxytherapy. Find out how carboxytherapy works.

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