If you have stretch marks you may be very self concious about showing yourself in a bikini. But here are a few tips to give you your confidence back:
First off, I need to warn you about sun tanning. Sun tanning will enhance the appearance of stretch marks by making the skin around them darker and making the actual stretch marks “glow” white. So stear clear of natural tanning.
On the other hand, self-tanning does wonders to hide stretch marks. Lay down on a flat surface and apply self-tanning lotion to your skin (here’s an article about how to get a great self-tan).
Nothing highlights your midriff stretch marks more than sagging skin. So, why let yours hang? Stretch that backbone, stand erect, suck your tummy in and keep the extra skin in your mid section tucked in.
Apply cocoa butter to your skin on a daily basis and your marks will look less visible in addition to slowly fading. Result times for this will vary, but you should see some change within the first two months. In the meantime the glow given to your skin by the cocoa butter will help conceal your stretch marks.