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Stretch Marks, bleh! - September 17th 2011, 02:53 PM

So, I've recently lost quite a bit of weight after gaining an excessive amount of weight in a short period of time. I had pretty bad stretch marks on my legs and stomach, and they have faded. However, you can still see their outlines. I've heard about various stretch mark creams, but does anyone have any personal experience with different creams, and what works the best? I'd preferably like something not too expensive, as I am a college student.
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Re: Stretch Marks, bleh! - September 17th 2011, 03:25 PM

Unfortunately, the only thing that can get rid of stretch marks is surgery. Since you're stretch marks have faded, cream will only help them fade more...not get rid of them. Surgery is obviously expensive, but I have used Palmer's Cocoa Butter to help fade my stretch marks.

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Re: Stretch Marks, bleh! - September 17th 2011, 05:21 PM

There was a thread on this recently and some of the information may be useful:

Palmer's Cocoa Butter or Bio Oil seem to be the most popular. As Shannon said, stretch marks never go away without surgery, they just fade. It's literally a scar underneath your skin. To prevent any others, be sure to use moisturizers often. This helps prevent them.

Also, you can try some self tanning lotion (the lotions that a skin toners/even out your skin). Tanning from the sun or in a tanning bed will not do anything but make the skin around your stretch marks darker, so they will be more visible. Using a self tanner lotion helps even out the skin tones.
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