is there any home remidies for stretch marks?

@sachie (16)
United States
March 24, 2007 5:29pm CST
i love being pregnant but i hate the stretch marks...
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@lafavorito (2960)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
They say that there is no cure for stretchmarks but there are ways to make it less visible you just have to be patient. Here's one I found over the internet, I've been doing it for a couple of weeks now and noticed a slight improvement on the texture of my skin. I hope it'll help you.. -------------------------------------------------- Tools needed 1 - Wooden massage tool. massager. (looks like 1 of those hair massaging hair brushes but the prongs are made from wood... resembles a hedgehog.. available in watsons) 2 - St Ives Apricot Scrub 3 - Few drops of Safflower oil or Olive oil. Safflower oil is very rich in Vitamin E and known for promoting blood circulation. (I use Olive oil then I open a Vitamin E capsule and add it to the oil.) 4 - Aloe Vera Extract or pure Aloe Vera Gel. (The purer the better but all I can find is the Aloe Vera Gel of Hawaiian Tropics line, if I can find an Aloe Vera plant much better but for the meantime I'll stick to the gel I bought.) 5- Collagen Elastin Lotion - Recommends St.Ives brand. (I'm using Palmers Tummy Butter) Step 1: Preparing the scrub 3-4 tsp of scrub couple of drops of safflower oil/ olive oil 1/2 tsp of Aloe Vera gel This should cover 1-2 square foot area. (best if you mix each time instead of batch if you make a batch store in sealed container in refrigerator) Step 2: Soften Skin in bath (best way) or shower. Dont skip this step! Step 3: The Scrub Massage - Do it at night before bed (for skin regeneration)**Tips for massage: do it as if polishing the skin - massage the skin not the muscles. Dont pressure or push muscles concentrate pressure on skin surface.Massage the skin in clockwise 1-2" circles. Be precise. Massage over the stretch marks in small circles motion instead of straight across and avoid pulling or stretching the scars. May be uncomfortable in begining but start slow and increase strength of massage - you should feel the stimulation and still feel comfortable. Watch skin turn a health reddish pink color during massage indicating active blodd circulation - this is a sign you are doing it right -each area spend about 2-3 mins (depends on individual) Step 4: Rinse with water Step 5: Apply Creams ( I just use Palmers Tummy Butter) Dry skin and while skin is red apply creams and massage skin until fully absorbed. Mix even amounts Aloe Gel and Collagen and Elastin Lotion. Vary the massage and take it slowly to give skin time to heal and regenerate. Really it depends on the individual if healing slows down as if it is not working then reduce exfoliation to once every 10 days and do a good one dont rush. --------------------------------------------------
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@ddzdvd (361)
• United States
11 Apr 07
wow all that for trying to reduce signs of stretch marks??i would rather have the stretch marks and be proud of them
@eden32 (3975)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Staying well hydrated by drinking plenty of water helps keep the skin supple. Lotions, oils, & body butters may help by keeping the skin soft. But a lot depends on your body type, how much you gain, how much you weighed before pregnancy etc. Stretch marks will fade over time, if you avoid sun exposure to the areas it'll help. Look at your stretch marks as badges of honor though, and take pride in your body's ability to bring forth life.
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• Philippines
26 Mar 07
I agree with you on this. Oils and body butters react depending on what type of skin you have. This depends on the elasticity of it. If you want to remove it one time big time, laser can do that. However, it's a bit pricey.
24 Mar 07
There are lots of various creams and lotions out there! I personally love coco butter. It has a lovely smell and makes the skin very supple and soft. I would apply it at least twice a day. Quite often more often as it was very relaxing massaging my stomach! I think moisturisation is probably the key to less stretch marks. Good luck.
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