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Old 10-11-2009, 12:46 AM
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Default Anyone used a strechmark cream that has actually worked?

I'm really embarrassed of my strech marks

I also have strech marks on my shoulders which makes me super self concious (im very self concious anyways, so this just adds to it!) & so i always cover up. & since im 18, i would like to wear young, trendy clothes & wear vest tops and things like that!

Has anyone used a stretch mark cream that actually works (that's available in the uk)? as i dont want to waste my money lol!

I've thought of using bio oil or cocoa butter, but im unsure if they're both just a con...? lol!

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Old 10-11-2009, 03:48 AM
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Stretch marks are due to fast weight gain and are hereditary. If your mom has them, chances are you will too, regardless of how many creams you slather on. Moisturizing skin is always good though, and may help to minimize the appearance of them, but there's no miracle cure. They do fade away over time.

Also, realize that nobody has a perfect body! It sounds corny, but you have to learn to accept who you are and love the skin you're in. Most people aren't going to be so petty as to scrutinize other people's skin so closely. If you are confident and self assured, people will notice that about you. Not how many imperfections you have.

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after having three babies and three c sections, my poor stomach is a mess of stretch marks and scars *sigh*
but i have been using bio oil for years now and it has made a difference in how they look and feel. plus it smells nice
yes, it's pricey but a small amount goes a long way and it can be found fairly cheaply on Ebay.
i use a capful in my bath water to moisturise my whole body and then rub in a small amount when i get out.

it's not a miracle solution to stretchmarks. i don't believe there is one.

don't let your stretchmarks get you down. no-one is perfect but everyone is beautiful in some way.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:25 AM
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I do agree with everything said, but would add that my niece too has used Bio Oil and she found it helpful.

I know my niece found her marks faded considerably, perhaps more to time than anything she used? Perhaps any good quality moituriser would help improve skin condition

Try and eat well too, plenty water and a vitamin E supplement might be worth considering.

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Old 10-11-2009, 08:43 AM
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awh Sarah I have some on my shoulders too which used to really bother me - but I am covered in tattoos which hide them - not that I am suggesting you get alot of tattoos too hehe!

bio oil is very very good though x x x
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Hi Sarah,

I had my parathyroid removed when I was 19. The operation meant I have a scar across the front of my neck. A lady I worked with recommended Wheatgerm Oil from The Body Shop. From what I can remember it only cost a couple of pound and when I used it, it made the scar turn white (from being red). I still have the scar and some days it is really visable - it goes red in cold weather but I don't let it bother me any more. It's part of me, it also reminds me of a really bad time in my life, but makes me think of where I am now and how strong I've become. Don't ever be ashamed of yourself if others put you down - they are not your friends and are not worth knowing. x
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:40 AM
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Any good moisturiser can help minimise the appearance and massaging it in helps with skin elasticity to prevent new ones but mostly you have stretch marks and no one really notices them but you once they turn white.

Most scars/stretch marks take a year to go from red to white depending on how deep the wound/stretch mark was though I noticed the only way to 'minimise' the purplish stretch marks on my breasts was to gain some weight. That firmed up the tissue underneath the stretch mark so it didn't keep that purplish colour or look gashlike and wrinkly. Perhaps some exercises to develop the muscle in your upper arms and shoulders would firm up the tissue enough to make them less visible if they have a super obvious appearance like the awful purple marks I had. A skin firming cream might help with that too though I'm not so sure and if you want to wear sleeveless go for it. You can always use a lotion with a sheen to it with your top to make them less obvious, that's what that light reflecting makeup they are now aiming at people with 'older skin' is all about so a lotion with a light sheen should do the same.
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actually stretchmarks are caused by weight gain and weight loss. over here in the u.s we have drugstores that sell cocoa butter type products but what worked the best was burts bees product that had a round container of oil in it...i think it was shea butter which cost $10 for a small tub. the price is nuts but the after pictures are priceless



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