Beauty

Slim Your Midsection With Quick Fixes For Bloating, Stretch Marks, and Saggy Skin

Thanks to things like bloat, stretch marks, and saggy skin, the belly ranks high on the list of body parts we’re most self-conscious about showing. Put it in the spotlight with ease using these solutions:

Bloat-Bursting Wrap

Mix 3 Tbsp. of guarana powder, like Starwest Botanicals Guarana Seed Powder ($20.48, Amazon), 2 Tbsp. of water, and 1/2 Tbsp. of olive oil. Rub on the belly and loosely wrap with plastic wrap; let sit 20 minutes, then rinse. Do twice a week.

The diuretic powder and sweat-inducing plastic flush out bloat-causing toxins and water for a flatter belly in 30 days.

Stretch Mark-Reducing Rub

Combine three drops of licorice root extract, like Biomatrix Licorice Root Extract ($39.90, Amazon), 1/4 cup of coconut oil, and the liquid of one vitamin E capsule. The plant’s liquirtin stimulates collagen production to fill in the indented “scars,” while coconut oil plumps and vitamin E repairs it.

Rub onto marks to see a noticeable difference in three weeks.

Middle-Firming Cream

Nicknamed the “Botox plant,” hibiscus is full o fanthocyanosides, potent skin-firming antioxidants, as well as alpha hydroxy acids, which improve skin’s moisture content for a taut, supple stomach.

Simply rub a hibiscus-infused lotion, like SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Butter ($7.77, Walmart), onto the belly twice a day for results in 30 days.

This article originally appeared in our print magazine.

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