Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You've likely seen creams, ointments and other products that claim to prevent or treat stretch marks. These products, often containing cocoa butter, vitamin E or glycolic acid, aren't harmful, but they probably won't help much, either.

Stretch marks usually fade and become less noticeable over time and don't require any specific self-care or home therapy.

Jan. 10, 2013