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:
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.
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 story originally appeared in our print magazine.
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