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How to Diminish Stretchmarks & Discoloration in Your Skin
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How to Diminish Stretchmarks & Discoloration in Your Skin

Babe, we need to let you in on a little secret. No one (and we mean no one) has perfectly flawless skin. Unless you consider tweaked or altered pictures to be “real”, which we seriously advise against. Between occasional breakouts to the scars or marks they can sometimes leave behind, skin imperfections are totally common and totally normal. Alright, now that we’ve gotten that beauty PSA out of the way, here’s what we’re tackling in this blog. We know how annoying dark spots, scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation can be. And while we’ve already assured you that they are completely natural, we do have a few tricks up our sleeves if you’re looking to treat and reduce them. Keep reading to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about How to Diminish Stretchmarks & Discoloration in Your Skin.

Incorporate a face & body exfoliator into your beauty routine.

Aside from how quickly you can take your self-care routine from drab to fab with one of these babies, using a body and face exfoliator is *ah-mazing* for so many other reasons. But for the purpose of this How to Diminish Stretchmarks & Discoloration in Your Skin blog, we’re going to focus on how this step helps to perfect the look of your skin.

Here’s the gist of it, babe. By getting rid of dead skin cells on your face and body, you’re allowing your skin to create new ones. This means your new cells will develop with a more even tone. This gradually does help with reducing the appearance of discoloration and stretch marks. Add this step into your beauty routine 1-2 times a week and you’ll quickly notice the texture of your skin improve.

We especially love using a coffee scrub for this beauty dilemma. Mainly because it can help with stimulating circulation under your skin, in addition to improving the look of those dark spots and stretch marks. BBE has a stellar USDA organic coffee scrub that offers up all of these benefits, and that smells absolutely delicious. What can we say, we’re a little java obsessed around here!

We didn’t forget the precious skin on your face either, gorgeous. If you’re looking to improve the look of any discoloration there, the same exfoliation rule applies. However, you’ll need a product that’s especially formulated for this sensitive area. And of course, preferably one that has nourishing properties in it. BBE’s facial scrub is packed with superfruits and will never dry out your skin, we guarantee it.

To camouflage stretchmarks & discoloration, reach for your favorite self tanner.

You might think self tanner is only good to get your glow on. But babe, this must-have product is the perfect tool for camouflaging those skin imperfections, in a cinch! And if you choose to use a self tanner that is nourishing for your skin on top of that, well, let’s just say that you’re really winning at the beauty game.

Whether you choose to apply a nourishing lotion formula or to spritz your way to a luscious dark tan, you can totally mask the look of stretchmarks and discoloration with a little help from some self tanner. And with formulas like the ones BBE creates, you can be sure that you’re doing more than just getting tanned looking skin. In fact, you’ll also be hydrating and protecting your skin with standout ingredients like grapeseed oil, and witch hazel extract. Both of which work to shield skin against damage and help keep it feeling soft, silky, and hydrated.

When it comes to evening out your complexion, consider reaching for a self tanner that is specifically formulated for the face. Oh and, that makes makeup free days as easy as hitting the snooze button one too many times on a Monday morning. For real, babe. No need for foundation to cover up imperfections when your glow game is strong, we promise!

Layer up on SPF to prevent dark spots or hyperpigmentation from worsening.

You already know that SPF is a *major* key to keeping your skin healthy and beautiful for life. But when it comes to diminishing the look of stretchmarks and discoloration in your skin, it is even more crucial than you might think.

Here’s the thing, babe. Sun exposure can make scars, stretch marks, and discoloration much worse. What’s more, sun damage breaks down your skin’s collagen fibers. This means that it will not be as resilient to stretch marks and imperfections in general. Suffice it to say, having your dark spots or stretch marks in the sun without SPF to protect them is so not the move.

We recommend making a facial sunscreen a vital part of your daily skincare routine. With the right products, doing so can be super easy. You can opt to apply a lightweight moisturizer that contains SPF in it before you head out the door, or you can use a tinted moisturizer that will compliment your makeup routine and protect you from the sun’s harmful rays.

And when you’re out of the sun, nourish your skin with none other than this organic superstar.

Have we ever mentioned how much we love aloe vera? If you’ve been riding with us for a while, chances are you’ve heard us say it before! But babe, there’s a good reason for our obsession. This naturally hydrating powerhouse has so much to offer your skin.

Next on our list of tips and trick for How to Diminish Stretchmarks & Discoloration in Your Skin is none other than (you guessed it)... moisturizing. And with aloe vera, you can be sure that you’re coating your skin with intense hydration sans nasty ingredients. Even the act of massaging a moisturizer into your skin is great for stimulating new tissue growth. This can result in fewer stretch marks and help to clear up imperfections.

That being said, adding a moisturizer to your full body skincare routine like BBE’s organic aloe vera gel is essential. Plus, it can help you achieve that *almost* flawless looking skin you're after.

Add these natural ingredients to your body moisturizer to diminish the look of stretchmarks & imperfections…

The only thing better than applying some soothing aloe vera gel to your body is pairing it with these two naturally hydrating gems.

Vitamin E is known for its ability to fight signs of aging, and for its skin regenerating benefits. Many women reach for Vitamin E to reduce stretchmarks and hyperpigmentation, and it’s no wonder why. This powerful antioxidant is a natural way to diminish the look of scars and skin demarcations more broadly. Not to mention, it is safe to use on even the most sensitive of skin types.

And finally, when it comes to stretchmarks in particular, coconut oil is a real MVP. Firstly, it boasts some serious anti-inflammatory properties. On top of that, it absorbs easily into the skin and in turn, protects it from being damaged. And since dry skin is more likely to be permanently affected when it is stretched, hydration is key. Therefore, adding coconut oil to your anti-stretch mark routine is an efficient way of healing them. And, for preventing them from getting more pronounced.

For skin discoloration on that cute face, you’ll want BBE’s lineup of Vitamin C infused gems.

Up to now, we’ve dealt a lot with how to handle stretchmarks and discoloration for the skin on your body. But what about that cute, precious face of yours? Well babe, we’re so glad you asked. When it comes to getting an even and smooth skin tone free from dark spots and hyperpigmentation, there is one line of products that stands out from the rest.

You might have heard of the various benefits of Vitamin C for your skin, but have you heard of BBE’s HyperActive Anti-Aging Vitamin C skincare collection? Frankly babe, there is no better way to improve the overall appearance of your complexion than with a few of these bad boys. Below are our top reasons why.

  • First and foremost, Vitamin C is proven to brighten dark spots. And with consistent use, this standout ingredient can totally revive dull skin.
  • Secondly, BBE’s HyperActive Anti-Aging Vitamin C blend contains hydrating jojoba oil and some of that glorious Vitamin E we mentioned earlier in this blog. Combined together, these antioxidants and hydrating ingredients will work to improve the overall texture of your skin.
  • And finally, adding in a brightening toner like BBE’s HyperActive Anti-Aging Vitamin C option is an easy way to add yet another boost of antioxidants to your skincare regimen. All the while tightening those pores and preventing signs of aging.

And finally, get your skin glowing from the inside out by nourishing your body with these foods.

Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the importance of diet and good nutrition in this How to Diminish Stretchmarks & Discoloration in Your Skin blog. Because honestly, that whole “you are what you eat saying” does sometimes ring true. We say sometimes, because we’d like to think that we won’t turn into gingerbread men after this holiday season. But that’s another blog post.

Loading up on essential vitamins may not get rid of your stretchmarks or discoloration. However, it can definitely make your skin more resilient to getting them in the first place. Foods rich in Vitamin C and Zinc are excellent at increasing collagen production. Thus, increasing your skin’s elasticity and its ability to fight those pesky imperfections. Think lean meats, beans, lentils, and nuts as staples in your diet for making your skin strong and resistant to damage. Oh and, loading up on antioxidant rich superfruits sure doesn’t hurt your skincare game, either.

Until next time, gorgeous.

We hope you learned a few valuable tips and tricks in this blog on How to Diminish Stretchmarks & Discoloration in Your Skin. And, that you pass a few of them on to some of your besties. Because babe, everybody has them and everybody is still a gorgeous gem in our books.

Coffee scrubs & Tight hugs,

Carey <3


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