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Stretch marks >.> - September 10th 2011, 09:32 PM

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I've gained some weight over the past few months and I've gotten stretch marks I hate them >.> I have some on the tops of my arms, my thighs and my legs. They're making me self-conscious and annoyed.

Is there anything I could do to make them go away quickly?

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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 10th 2011, 10:04 PM

I know lots of people like bio oil and other oils designed for strech marks. These can be purchased, in general, at good beauty stores and pharmacies.
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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 10th 2011, 10:26 PM

Cocoa butter works wonders because it is very moisturizing


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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 10th 2011, 10:34 PM

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Cocoa butter works wonders because it is very moisturizing
I have stretch marks from when I started birth control & my breasts got bigger. I use cocoa butter & although they're still there, I see results. Also, cocoa is amazinggg. Haha, my mom saw I bought some, used a bit, then bought her own the next day.
   
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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 10th 2011, 10:44 PM

Thanks guys I found some online which has good reviews but it's mostly for pregnant women to prevent stretch marks. Would it help reduce them?


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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 10th 2011, 11:49 PM

Yes. I have stretch marks from gaining too much weight in a small amount of time so I put cocoa butter on them and it reduces the color so now they're lighter and less visible and makes me less self conscious. It may work for you too
   
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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 01:29 AM

I have stretch marks on my breasts, inner thighs and sides. Unfortunately, the only way they can be 'fully' removed would to go through laser surgery. It's expensive, and I also heard that it's painful.

I used Palmer's Cocoa Butter for my stretch marks. Although it's mostly used by pregnant woman, obviously, it can be used for those who aren't. Everyone can get stretch marks, not just pregnant woman, of this you are aware. Palmer's Cocoa Butter is inexpensive and can be found at any pharmacy or retail store that has a pharmaceutical section. They won't make it go away, but it will help fade them.











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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 01:49 AM

I would recommend Bio Oil, I got it from Walmart and it works wonders
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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 04:10 AM

Any sort of moisturizer will help PREVENT stretch marks, and they can also help reduce the color. It will take a very long time for the stretch marks to fully go away, and sometimes they never fully go away but they do fade quite a bit.

It's basically your skin stretched and it's almost like a cut under your skin. It's damaged and it will take awhile to heal. Again, to prevent them you should always use a moisturizer daily, especially on the areas likely to gt stretch marks (ie thighs, stomach, breasts, etc).

Some doctors might provide Vitamin C tablets a few times a day, as this is said to help. Also, you may have heard tanning helps. This is true...if you don't tan by the sun or in a tanning bed. Instead, using one of the self tanners, like the lotions in stores, can help. It will help even out your skin tone. Just be careful, as some of them can cause your skin to turn orange. If you use this, do it on a small portion of your body (a streak on your arm or hand), before applying it to the areas (this should be done for your whole body).
   
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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 04:27 PM

I found some cocoa butter online which was cheap ^____^ The more I'm thinking about it I blame my disability for having them :| I have stretchy skin to start with due to E.D.S. :/ eh.


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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 06:21 PM

Stretch marks can happen to anyone, not just people with E.D.S. or pregnancy. I've never had kids or been pregnant, yet I ended up with stretch marks. Men get stretch marks on their arms and thighs if they work out a lot, or they get too big too quickly. Sometimes, we can't prevent them from happening and sometimes we can. They just happen.











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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 06:38 PM

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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 08:11 PM

I would also like to add that they go away eventually. Probably not anytime soon, but they do go away. I had stretch marks before for a year or so, but they went away. I've only just gotten them again recently.
   
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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 09:54 PM

As suggested both bio oil and cocoa butter are good, basically creams and moisturisers including vitim E help to make stretch marks fade.
   
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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 11th 2011, 10:58 PM

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I would also like to add that they go away eventually. Probably not anytime soon, but they do go away. I had stretch marks before for a year or so, but they went away. I've only just gotten them again recently.
I posted above that stretch marks actually never fully go away unless with surgery, However, they do fade and sometimes they fade so much you can't see them unless you are actually looking for them. They are literally a scar under your skin. And as with all scars, they fade but do not disappear.

Using lotions to even skin tones or self tanning lotions can help quite a bit in covering them up. Though it does not heal them. Lotion is what will help the healing process. Most stretch marks can take anywhere fro 6-12 months to heal to the point of being lighter than the skin around them. That is when you should use the self tanning lotions or lotions to even skin tones.

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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 12th 2011, 01:06 AM

I vote Cocoa Butter, it's worked for me for prevention and getting rid of stretch marks, and has also helped me get rid of scars. It also smells amazing. That's always a bonus.


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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 12th 2011, 11:09 AM

Bio oil or Rescue oil would work, Rescue oil is the same as bio oil just rescue oil is cheaper xD



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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 12th 2011, 02:06 PM

Omg, I bought Cocoa butter in ASDA, it smells amazing <333 I smell like pregnant women now though


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Re: Stretch marks >.> - September 12th 2011, 05:07 PM

I'm glad you are happy with what you bought I'm going to close this now, but let me know if you want it reopened.
   
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