How to get rid of stretch marks??

Australia
June 6, 2009 10:12pm CST
Hi My Lot :) I was just wondering what you have done in the past to get rid of stretch marks? How long did it take to see an improvement? How much did it cost? Did your stretch marks ever go away completely? I am totally disgusted at the stretch marks I have, I've put on some weight and they seem to be everywhere :( Please help me!!
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@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
7 Jun 09
i use this cream specifically for stretch marks and they are still in the process of going away but they have gotten SO MUCH BETTER! i can tell. i use it in the morning and in the night. it feels good on my skin and it helps a lot. it costs about 7 bucks a bottle, and it lasts about 3 weeks. i just buy it from target or walmart. ive been using it for about 4 months and my stretch marks are gone. let me know if youre interested, and ill get the name for you.
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• Australia
7 Jun 09
I would love to know the name of it! It probably won't be available here (in Australia) I bet. The US has so much cool stuff for sale.
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@uu4h708 (638)
• Philippines
14 Jun 09
hi britt! we'd love to know the name of that product.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
7 Jun 09
I just heard on TV about a week ago a doctor say stretch marks don't go away and all thoses creams they sell don't really work.
• Australia
7 Jun 09
What would doctors know? lol, I'd much rather believe the model who has never had stretch marks on an infomercial than someone who has been through med school!! You are probably right, though, but I really hate them and I have to at least try to do something about it.
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@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I have no idea! I have tons of stretch marks, and nothing I have ever done has made them go away. They fade over time, but they are still there.
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
7 Jun 09
The fact is Stretch Marks won't goes away completely but it will be lightened by using coconut butter cream. I don't really know how much does it cost and it all depend on the brand and where you from.
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@zackn87 (345)
• United States
7 Jun 09
Unfortunately, stretch marks can't go away. They will eventually fade away with time. I used to weigh 210 and i weigh 158 now. I still have the stretch marks. Their slowly fading.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 09
I don't think stretch mark can really go away, however it's lighten after I use the Loccitane Almond oil which I think it's effective.
@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
7 Jun 09
hi ethereal1, i don't really think that there is a way to remove the stretch marks.
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
7 Jun 09
I think there's lots of cream for your problem in the market. But make sure that you're using a suitable cream for your skin. As we know that human skins are vary. I also heard about laser treatment for stretch marks removal. But i don't know how much its cost. You can ask your doctor stretch marks removal with medical treatment including by laser technology. Good luck and have a nice day. Happy mylotting.
• United States
7 Jun 09
I am in the SAME BOAT that you are! I got some great advice from a friend and I'm gonna share it with you. :D I'll start with this: OIL! OIL! OIL! Now on to the explanation: There are a few types of stretch marks. There are temporary ones, and "permanent" ones that leave faded scars. Often, you can get temporary ones from abrasions or skin pinching, and they can go away in any time from a week to a few months. If you're prone to stretch marks, they may never go away, but you're in luck: a lot of times they fade so much that they're totally colorless, and totally unnoticeable unless you get up REALLY close and get JUST the right angle of light. It sounds to me like your clothes are pinching and rubbing at your skin. I put on some weight, and I kept having to buy bigger jeans. Right now my jeans are a little snug, and they really caused some bad stretch marks. I mean REAL bad. I have them on my thighs, my waist, and under my arms. I'm slowly shrinking back to my usual weight, but this is a problem. Don't waste your time with creams. The best thing you can do for your stretch marks is to buy an oil you're comfortable with putting on them after you bathe, like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil. I like the lightness of almond and the fact that it doesn't have a scent. (The bottle I got, 16 oz, was only about US $8. And it lasts a LONG time.) Promote healing, nutrients, and elasticity in your skin where the stretch marks are, and your healing should progress faster. Most of all, make sure you don't continue getting them--loosen up the clothes a little bit. Try hanging around the house in loose clothing if you can't afford to go buy new clothes right now. If you really hate the idea of putting on oil after a shower, I have a great recipe for an oil scrub you can use IN the shower that makes your skin absolutely irresistible (PLUS the recipe is foolproof!): --------- Get a big waterproof container, preferably plastic or very thick glass so it won't break or chip if you drop it. Find some raw sugar. If your skin is very sensitive, try brown sugar instead. Fill the container about half or 3/4 full with the sugar, then pour in the oil or oil combination of your choice and mix with a spatula (or anything that's the right size). You don't need a lot; make sure that the sugar has been thoroughly soaked in the oil. There are a few ways to do this. You can put in enough to soak it, and oil will collect in the bottom of the container over time. A quick flip-over in the shower before you open it will re-wet all of the sugar. Another option is to fill it up until the sugar is soaked, AND there's a little layer of oil over the top of the sugar, so that you don't have to worry about consistency. I don't like this one as much. Feel free to add essential oil for fragrance, or a tablespoon of honey, or both. Get in the shower, grab a little, and scrub away at your body! You'll know when you've had enough. The sugar will dissolve. (Raw sugar takes more time, and mine never fully dissolves when I use it.) --------- So, there's my advice. I hope it helps!