Does tanning hide stretch marks?


If you’re like many other women around the world you’ve most likely experienced this exact same scenario when trying on your new bathing suit. You look down and you cannot stop looking at the stretch marks on your stomach or thighs and you begin considering wearing a two-piece bathing suit or a wetsuit.  

Unfortunately, many women allow stretch marks to take away their confidence, even when they know that nearly every other woman they know and don’t know have them as well. With nearly 90% of women getting stretch marks from pregnancy, growth spurts, and weight gain or lose makes them extremely common.

But before you go out in the sun or run to the tanning bed to try to hide your stretch marks you should know what happens to stretch marks after tanning. Stretch marks in the sun become more noticeable, and sunburn stretch marks are a real thing. 

There are better ways to tan for stretch marks and at the same time reduce their appearance. Here are some of the options that you have when it comes to tanning and the effects that they can have on your stretch marks. 

Can tanning help stretch marks?

We’ve been told before being in the sun in harmful UV rays can damage our skin, harm our eyes and stretch marks sunburn. Plus, the sunlight definitely isn’t going to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. In fact, this method of tanning will make them become more noticeable. 

Does using a tanning bed hide stretch marks?

It doesn’t matter if you’re tanning outside in the sun or using a tanning bed tan with stretch marks. Regardless both will not tan your scars, and both will make them more noticeable because scars don’t tan.  Scars are tissue which cannot produce melanin and because of this they do not produce melanin. But this doesn’t mean there isn’t hope for tanning.

The best way for you to hide stretch marks and still get a tan is with a self-tanner. 

Does a fake tan cover stretch marks?

If tanning stretch marks become more noticeable when tanning in the sun or in a tanning booth, will fake tan makes stretch marks worse?

The answer is no, not if you are using the right type of tanning products. There are various types of fake tan options - spray tans and sunless tanners.

Let’s first take a look at sunless tanning lotions.

Sunless tanners are one of the best ways to hide your stretch marks, by allowing them to blend right in with the rest of your skin. It doesn’t matter that the scars will not tan because the self-tanner is simply used to change the color to match a more natural skin color. 

When using self-tanning lotion, you’ll want to be sure that you first wash and exfoliate your body before applying the cream or spray. This will allow you to get the most out of your tanning cream. Be sure to apply less around the elbows, knees and ankles. These areas of your body often react differently than other parts of your body and make the tan look fake.

However, if your stretch marks are fairly new self-tanning lotion won’t be your best option. This is because the newer the stretch mark the less lotion it will absorb. And this might cause the scar to stand out more. It would be best to start treating your new stretch marks as soon as they begin to show.


Will a spray tan hide stretch marks or scars?

Using a spray tan to cover stretch marks is an excellent option. When you have a spray tan on stretch marks, you’ll find that it helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. However, spray tans are not a permanent option so they will only cover up your stretch marks for the duration that the spray tan lasts. But in the meantime, it will certainly give your skin a wonderful glow.

If you want to see what stretch marks after spray tan would look like just go to Google, and type in “stretch marks before and after spray tan”.

The effects of tanning on stretch marks

Essentially stretch marks are damaged areas of the skin. The bottom layers of tissue were torn apart, and you’re left with scar tissue which doesn’t respond to tanning like the undamaged skin does. This is why belly stretch marks after tanning become so much more noticeable. Tanning on stretch marks isn’t an easy feat, and therefore, you need to treat it differently. 

If you want to tan with stretch marks, you’ll need to do one of two things - treat your stretch marks and heal your skin or use a self-tanning option that will hide your stretch marks.

There are plenty of options available to effectively treat your stretch marks. Dermaclara silicone patches are a 100% natural method to making your stretch marks vanish. After a few weeks they have proven to improve the quality of the skin by promoting the natural production of collagen and elastin. Rebuilding healthy skin tissue will allow the appearance of the scar to fade away.

Silicone patches certainly aren’t the only option when it comes to treating stretch marks - exfoliating treatments or specialized laser treatments, and laser stretch mark removal treatments are options as well. But these can be costly and invasive.  

There are plenty of options for people who have stretch marks but who don’t want to go under the knife. However, whether you choose to cover them up or try to make them disappear, remember that you won’t be the only one with stretch marks on the beach this summer.

There has been proven research that has shown the effectiveness of minimizing stretch marks and other scar tissue on the body using silicone patches. They can also be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well.  


Tanning stretch marks before and after

Tanning with stretch marks isn’t going to result in the look that you are trying to achieve. There are plenty of before and after pictures that you can find with a simple search. 

When you better understand how stretch marks form, what they are and how it’s possible to heal them you’ll likely choose to option of healing them.

Here’s how Dermaclara silicone patches work:

It’s a simple concept that yields amazing results.  These silicone sheets help to give your skin relief by helping your body to produce collagen, moisture, and deliver the necessary nutrients to your damaged skin. It does this by creating the perfect microclimate between the patch and your skin. This microclimate helps with the healing process. This isn’t going to be a superficial fix like many of the other topical solutions. Silicone patches repair the damaged layers of your skin.

Whether your stretch marks are a result of pregnancy, weight gain, or rapid weight loss doesn’t matter. Those horizontal lines on your belly or thighs no longer need to keep you from feeling confident in your bath suit. Our silicone patches will effectively treat your stretch marks so that you can wear that bathing with the confidence that you always have. You’re beautiful with or without stretch marks!


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