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unsightly stretchmarks!!

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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
I have tried bio oil and palmers stretch mark products but nothing seems to work, if anything they are getting worse. I was a size 8 but went up to a size 12 during pegnancy and am now down to a size 6, only problem is im covered in stretchmarks.
Can anyone recomend any creams or lotions that actually fade stretchmarks?
Was gonna pay for treatment but didn't see the point as we will be trying for another baby in a few years time.

Many thanks in advance.
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
have u tried avon strech mark cream it dosent really make them smaller or anything but does make them slightly lighter , also going on the sunbeds makes them go brown so they are much less noticable than when u are white other than that its a tummy tuck !! i will just put up with looking like a tiger for the rest of my life ive grown used to them x
#2
Welcome to Motherhood! I have had one child, lost 5 and a half stone and I have stretch marks everywhere. I'm not too bothered by them but my only annoyance is I have them on my arms so I can't wear sleeveless tops. Even if they do fade in colour, they will never go, the skin can not 'unstretch'.
'Mostwanteddirect' is right. Surgery is the only solution. I keep hoping to win the lottery but those bloomin numbers never appear!
#3
mostwanteddirect
have u tried avon strech mark cream it dosent really make them smaller or anything but does make them slightly lighter


A friend of mine used the Avon cream as well (Avon Re-fine Stretch Mark Smoother). Like mostwanted said, it didn't make them go away (nothing does) but it did make them fade a little. She said nothing else she tried worked.
#4
time fades them too. Eventually they just fade to silvery lines.

Babys really should come with health warnings!!!!!!!!!!
#5
i know how u feel, ave got loads, on my tummy and my back r the wurst, however im on a diet and i dont know if i loose weight theyll get wrose?? i use bio oil, and palmers strech makr tighten cream, tehy have faded, but i still looks like the map oh gb down there!! if this is usuaful , i havnt put bi oil on my back, i only did on my tummy and my tummys r silver, and my back are stil pink??
#6
Just wanted to reinforce the above, nothing will get rid of your marks. Time will fade them to slivery lines though, they won't always be purply and obvious looking. The bio oil or a nice rich moisturiser massaged on certainly won't do any harm though and might help them to fade a little faster, due to the increased circulation when you massage the oil or cream in. . Different people have different skin, my mum had four kids and not ONE mark on her, I had one child and got loads of marks. They've never worried me though, they're part of me.

Laser surgery doesn't get rid of the marks either, it only fades them so is only really worth doing when they are dark and obvious... but they will eventually fade themselves anyway. The only other surgery I think, is abdominoplasty, where there is enough extra loose skin on the area, that its all cut off and sewn back up. That leaves large scars though. All in all, not really worth it, eh?

Andreah, you CAN wear sleeveless tops.. do you really think anyone else is bothered about your stretchmarks, of course they arent. Go sleeveless, be cool!!
#7
StriVectin SD really works i know coz my daughter has used it for stretchmarks and now there almost gone. Its not cheap £127 in Harvey Nicks, but you can buy it cheaper on EBay.
banned#8
OK, I cant help you, but please please any new mums to be. From day 1 after having a shower or bath in the morning rub baby oil into your skin every morning. This will help elasticise the skin to allow it to stretch. Keep applying it from the first you know you are pregnant (even though you have not grown any by then, the first couple of months are need to prepare the skin ready. Keep applying until you give about 2 weeks after you have given birth
#9
My wife used haemerroid cream!! Apparently h'oid cream contains the same chemical you find in other stretch reducing creams, but just more of it. Seemed to work.
Also, 'horse chestnut extract' which you can get from holland and barrett, can be taken to reduce elasticity in the skin. I actually researched this myself when sufferring from a varicose vein, and i can say that i noticed a difference within days!! Ive never tried taking it to reduce stretch marks, but it may well work.

Regards

Bert
#10
"embarrased" where do ya get that "bio oil" stuff and how much does it cost, for me the fat bloke whois been losin his belly and planning on losing it more but it causes jokes and slagging and stuff that i had to put up with many years ago through school n all, just nowdays sum of the girlfriends i've had thinks it looks rotten a guy havin stretchmarks lol.

I aint no lightweight as it stands lol, i did try some cream that was recomended to me but instead of curing the marks it ended up leaving my skin with like blotches that i had been given cream for as they were known as skin fungus sounds digusting i know lol, but instead of curing it they've spread far faster and the cream just seems to make it worse.
#11
BertieBassett
Also, 'horse chestnut extract' which you can get from holland and barrett, can be taken to reduce elasticity in the skin. I actually researched this myself when sufferring from a varicose vein, and i can say that i noticed a difference within days!! Ive never tried taking it to reduce stretch marks, but it may well work.


Why would reducing elasticity in the skin reduce stretch marks given that it's the lack of elasticity and the skins inability to cope with stretching caused by rapid growth, that causes stretch marks in the first place? :thinking:
#12
megaceller
"embarrased" where do ya get that "bio oil" stuff and how much does it cost, for me the fat bloke whois been losin his belly and planning on losing it more but it causes jokes and slagging and stuff that i had to put up with many years ago through school n all, just nowdays sum of the girlfriends i've had thinks it looks rotten a guy havin stretchmarks lol.

I aint no lightweight as it stands lol, i did try some cream that was recomended to me but instead of curing the marks it ended up leaving my skin with like blotches that i had been given cream for as they were known as skin fungus sounds digusting i know lol, but instead of curing it they've spread far faster and the cream just seems to make it worse.


You can get bio oil in any chemist or on Ebay. check around for deals as it's quite expensive. If you have a fungal infection on your skin that is getting worse , you need to get back to your doctor and tell him/her that the cream isn't working, so you can get some other medication to cure it. Deal with the fungal infection first, then when its gone, try the bio oil on your stretchmarks. Again though, they WILL fade eventually to a pale silvery colour and be much less noticeable. Good luck. :)
#13
pictures ?
#14
jennybubbles;1449258
time fades them too. Eventually they just fade to silvery lines.



^^^^^^^^^^
Absolutely right. :thumbsup:
Wear your stretch marks with pride. You earned them. Before you know it they will be silvery little lines.
#15
Christmasshopper
^^^^^^^^^^
Absolutely right. :thumbsup:
Wear your stretch marks with pride. You earned them. Before you know it they will be silvery little lines.

Mr B says mine are my honour badges. Go me!!
#16
zeus9876
pictures ?


lol no dont, stretch marks are the biggest turnoff ever imo. :-D
#17
Mo786
lol no dont, stretch marks are the biggest turnoff ever imo. :-D

Id much prefer to see stretch marks than crusty bits...now thats a turnoff!
Stretchmarks are part of life, and to be honest im proud of mine, shows im going to be a mummy!
#18
With Jen here! They totally fade until they are beautiful silver lines, hardly noticeable. Unfortunately baby two when it comes will probably produce deep lines in sods law totally different locations and smearing yourself with cream to try and prevent them appearing appears to do nothing!!!

Anyway ... at the end of the day it is such a tiny price to pay for something so wonderful!!!

Mr B needs to teach Mr Gaia some tips!! Just asked him about mine and he said ... yeh ... its not very nice for you eh? Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
#19
to be fair he grew up with an older sister who had a baby ypoung so I'm guessing he learned when to keep his mouth shut!!!!!!!!!!
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Mo786;1451192
lol no dont, stretch marks are the biggest turnoff ever imo. :-D

Turn off? They may not be beautiful but they are not unattractive either, they are just a by product of either losing weight or having a baby both of which are achievements in their own right and something to take pride in, enjoy the weight loss if its through that and congratulate yourself on the achievemnet of improving your health, or if its through having a baby then the pleasures and fun of parenthood will definitely outweigh the cost of stretch marks revell in your kids and forget about the stretchmarks its a waste of time worrying over them as their is no cure, the only advice is that of prevention or lessening them before they start by conditioning your skin as soon as you know you are pregozoid!.
Learn to wear them with pride!!! any man who is put off by them isnt worth knowing anyway, and if its for your own purpose dont worry they are probably worse to your eyes than others! Either way of looking at it you have got those marks through some kind of achievement.

oh and that is my view as a male. Not a female giving you a pep talk, as I think someone thought by the rep they gave me! LOL!!
#21
harlzter
oh and that is my view as a male. Not a female giving you a pep talk, as I think someone thought by the rep they gave me! LOL!!


:w00t::w00t: Nicely said and even nicer coming out of the mouth of a man!!

Don't think Mr G learnt much in the way of sweet talk from his brother ... his latest line regarding the suitability of his current g/f was ... Yeh she is probably the one I am going to end up with ...
#22
You are the only person who worries about them (on you) and anyone else who gets close enough to see them will just be lucky!

Don't fall for the con where companies market products to make you think you need to buy their kit to stop you looking like a gargoyle. You know there are products claiming to fix them (which from other posts it seems don't work) - so they are trying to market something just to get money from your own fears.
#23
I'm sure they will fade somewhat in time,I've got them too on my belly from my 1st pregnancy,I didn't get any 2nd time round apart from 1 higher up on tummy and thats the mark thats reaches the highest to waist and its sort of joke in here that our daughter caused that 1.
Don't really think any works on market,never tried anything at all either specially for it.
I'm afraid its just nature that it happens to most people regardless of pregnancy or not often the case.Enjoy the body you in.

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