How do you get rid of stretch marks?

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I was told stretch marks begin on the inside of the skin and work their way out, and that they are hereditary. No cream will cure them. They do get lighter with time. I like to think of my stretch marks as my "Grand Canyon". Although not the sightliest of skin, it is the softest! :-)

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Jeanice - posted on 12/18/2013

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if you buy this book you wont regret it i know i didnt. it has great info in it that is helping my stretch marks go away and its only been 2 months and most of them are gone i didnt expect this big change in that little bit of time but i get it and i love it here is the link http://tinyurl.com/lutvokp seriously get you one TODAY..lol its that good.

Michel - posted on 11/27/2008

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Get a bottle of vitamine E capsuls. Just peirce them and massage the oil onto your stretch marks. Best to do it a couple times a day and be sure to mosturize regularly. The best thing is the massage part to increase blood flow to the area. But you'll never get rid of them the best you can do is help to make them less noticable.

Cassie - posted on 11/27/2008

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I have been using Bio-Oil as well and it seems to be fading them..I as well gained 60 lbs during my pregnancy and i ended up with 4 on my lef thip and 3 on my right..they have faded nicely..but yes i call them war wounds as well..i was told i would never have a baby..our son is now 4.5 months old and i am grateful for them..it is a reminder of what my husband and i went thru to have our baby boy!@!

User - posted on 11/20/2008

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I recently took a trip to Sephora and got there take on it. Since I'm still breast feeding my second baby, I use the Clarins Stretch Mark Control. After I weened my first, I started using Strivectin SD, which made a huge difference- you just can't use it while pregnant or breast feeding. They are both expensive, but they go a long way so you don't have to use much. Unfortunately, just like everyone else here has said, they never completely go away, and tummy tucks aren't without their own disadvantages, not to mention scars.

Melissa - posted on 11/20/2008

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Shea Butter, the best is from The Body shop, it comes in a stick so it is easy to use.

Amie - posted on 11/20/2008

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There really is no way to get rid of them. They do fade, mine are all the same color as my skin now and aren't noticeable unless I tan or you actually run your hand over them. I don't wear bikini's or anything so I'm not worried and my hubby doesn't care. There are a lot of products that will help the process go quicker apparently but I never tried them. Some of my friends tried them, even during their pregnancy to help prevent but their were mixed reviews, I've heard it's genetics too but I dunno 100% about that. My mom and gramma's had them though so maybe their is credence to the words. =)

Ana - posted on 11/20/2008

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The vitamin work well I used it on my scar and no one can notice the foot long scar across my face but dont know how that works with strech marks

Loni - posted on 11/20/2008

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I don't believe you can get rid of the streatch marks, but a friend told me that if you get the vitamin E pills that are the gell ones and you break it open and rub it on the streach marks it should help. It also works good on scars. Hope this helps

Lisa - posted on 11/20/2008

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consider it a badge of honor...and when your teenage kids say "ewwww, what is that?" you can tell them "You! Thank you very much!"

Whitney - posted on 11/20/2008

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Hey Amy! I'm sure there are some stretch marks that do stick around, but I think it probably depends on each specific skin type. I personally gained 55 lbs(not a typo...hehe!) during my pregnancy...I had a few stretch marks underneath my belly that I discovered after my DD was born. That's right, i had NO idea until she was born. Fortunatley they disappeard completely on their own by the time my little one was 10 weeks old. I did use cocoa butter during my pregnancy but I'm not sure if it actually works or not! Don't freak out it they hang around for awhile...they fade with time, adn like I said, disappear altogether sometimes! Good luck and God bless!

Danielle - posted on 11/20/2008

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cocoa butter along with a massage technique will help the marks to fade away

Felicia - posted on 11/20/2008

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Ive been using Bio Oil, u can buy it at Walmart! It is making them fade out pretty nicely. I agree with you Laura - war scars I call them :)

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A war wound is a good way to describe it! I'm just grateful to have them when some women can't have children at all.

Laura - posted on 11/20/2008

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Palmers cocobutter or mederma can help them fade but you'll never completly get rid of them. I, however wear mine with pride...kind of a war wound.

Rachael - posted on 11/20/2008

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Unfortunately you can't unless you have surgery to remove the skin. There are many creams and lotions that claim they minimize the appearance of them but no creams will magically make them dissapear. They do fade over time and become less noticable. The creams and lotions they sell that are for stretch marks do hydrate the skin allowing it to stretch a bit easier and may prevent getting any more stretch marks. They are just part of the job unfortunately! At least they make cute one piece bathing suits now!

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