How to Get Rid of Fat Lines on the Stomach

Wrinkles in your stomach are caused by extra fat. When body fat accumulates in the belly area, rolls form when you sit down or crunch. If you repeat this movement often, fat lines will start forming in the area where the rolls are. To get rid of fat lines, you need to attack not only the lines themselves, but also the fat.

Step 1
Treat fat lines as you would wrinkles or stretch marks. Apply moisturizing cream to them or massage with vitamin E oil. Massage the chosen product into the skin and along the whole length of the lines. Repeat two or three times a day for as long as necessary. According to Jennifer Shu, Ph.D., a medical expert with CNN, creams and lotions that contain vitamin E can help soothe the skin and might help get rid of stretch marks.

Step 2
Apply creams containing alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) to your stomach lines. You can find body lotions with AHAs in the ingredients list, but if the lines are deep and quite noticeable, you should try a face cream, as the concentration of AHAs will be higher. To use, simply apply over the lines and massage until the cream is absorbed. According to Dr. Eric F. Bernstein, a clinical associate professor with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, creams containing AHAs can be combined with topical steroid creams to reduce inflammation of the skin and improve the appearance of stretch marks.

Step 3
Reduce body fat. The lines will keep happening (and returning) as long as your body weight is high and you have rolling skin when you sit down. To lose body fat, reduce your intake of sugary and fatty snacks, eat more natural foods such as fruits and vegetables, and follow a cardiovascular exercise routine for 60 to 90 minutes four or five days a week.

Step 4
Perform abdominal crunches on a regular basis to tighten up the muscles in your stomach. Basic crunches, in which your upper body crunches toward your legs, and reverse crunches, in which your legs crunch toward your head, are good for beginners. You can then add difficulty by doing crunches on an inclined bench, holding dumbbells in your hands or using crunching weight machines at the gym. Spot reduction is not possible, so if you need to lose weight, you should use the crunches as part of an overall approach of exercise and diet to tone up the body.