stretch marks

Laura - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I have some serious stretch marks going on and am wondering if there is anything i can do to help them fade...they look like light pink scratches forming a V around my belly button...not attractive at all and summer is coming!!!! HELP!

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User - posted on 02/20/2009

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Nothing will get rid of stretchmarks because it's genetic whether you'll get them or not. Cocoa butter will help, like a lot of women have said. Also, use Mederma scar cream. That is probably your best option (you can find it at the drug store) because that's what stretchmarks are - scars. So you'll never completely get rid of them. I don'y know anyone, including men, who don't have them. At least ours were worth it!

Kelly - posted on 02/18/2009

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I know how you feel, i have so much stretch marks!! This girl i work with introduced me to "Arbonne" its skin care and make-up stuff, kinda like mary-kay. But i ordered "Intelligence not-so-basic skin care" cream it is actually working, my stretch marks are fading they dont look as dark as they were before. I just signed up on the internet at www.arbonne.com hope this helps!!

Alisha - posted on 02/16/2009

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I am 9 months pregnant woth 1 week to go....I have used a product by Carol's Daughter called Sexy Belly. I have only be able to order this online on the website, but this helped maintain the elasticity of my stomach and I have minimally strectching on my sides. But the more you moisturize these stretched areas the more they wiill fade with time, try cocoa butter and shea butter as well for added moisture.

Lauren - posted on 02/14/2009

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i used bio oil through my whole pregnancy and i still look like a zebra! mine are terrible basically from about 2 inches above the belly button down i'm smothered. I am using vitamin e oil which you buy in the capsuals which you are supposed to swallow, i bust them open and rub it in and it works well. also i have heard rosehip oil is great. haven't tried that one though.

Kate - posted on 02/13/2009

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Huni, believe me, you're not the only one! My little girl is 10 weeks old and I started using Bio-oil a week or so ago and I've already noticed that the stretch marks aren't as dark pink as they use to be. At the end of the day tho what's a few stretch marks when you've got a beautiful little baby to show for it :) x

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I used Clarins the oil during and thru out my pregnancy. Now - 6 months after labor - I am still using it as I still have some balance. It helps a lot and I'm stretch mark-free. It also helps to tone up your tummy. Recently I apply Elancyl and can see my waist is slimmer.

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Stretch marks wil never really go away you can make them fade by reducing the redness with coco butter or tanning helps aswell.

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Honney, I don't have my first stretch mark yet, thank the lord!  However, I do have some awful keloyeds (i know I can't spell that word).  Any who, Bio oil!  In a matter of weeks they have come right down, I even used it on my face and all my wrinkles are gone too!

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olive oil body mist.. bought some at The Body shop and it has helped mine fade incredibly! the down side is that the stuff is really greasy, but it works. I usually put mine on after a bath at night time, that way I'm not ruining my clothes.



And chin up, you're not the only one... as much as mine have faded, they are still quite red! my son has completely done my body in! LoL ..but he was so worth it:)

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