Post # 1
Hello everyone! When I was young, like in elementary school, I was a chubby kid. I mean really chubby, like 180lbs in the 5th grade! Around junior high I lost all the weight and became very thin by the time I entered high school. Unfortunately, because of the weight loss I was left with stretch marks on my shoulders. My problem is I really want to wear a strapless dress for my wedding but have the stretch marks. They are not red but they are obvious if someone were to come close to me. Anyone have recommendations? Would a spray tan at least hide them a little better?
Post # 3
My sister used vitamin E oil (bought from a local natural foods store), and it seemed to dramatically reduce the appearance of her stretch marks rather quickly. I think she massaged the oil into her stretch marks for 6 months or so, and while they didn’t totally disappear, you couldn’t see them unless you looked really close.
Also, I think you can talk to a dermatologist about getting special creams that will help.
Post # 5
yeah, vitamin e and cocoa butter are awesome. But since it’s been so long, I’d go see a dermatolgoist–if they haven’t faded by now, you may need something more intense to help get rid of them.
And i do think a spray tan would help! But I’d go get a trial run down.
Post # 6
I asked my dermatologist about them the last time I was in, and she said there was really nothing I could do about them. I’ve read about using cocoa butter or something like that, but I honestly don’t know how effective it would be.
Good luck! Let us know if you find something that works.
Post # 7
I just read an article in the New York Times about this–don’t bother with cocoa butter. There’s no scientific evidence to back up its effectiveness. They did say that Vitamin E does seem to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, though.
Post # 8
Ya, although I love coco butter becasue it makes my skin soft, it does not really work for stretch marks. Mine anyway. I’ll share with all of you a trick I learned though using coco butter and baby oil though! When I was in college I loved my mini skirts but I hated getting that pricky feeling when your leg hair pokes out when its cold. So what I did and still do is- after you shave put the baby oil on, let that dry and apply the coco butter and even when it is super freezing your legs will remain super smooth. It gets better if you continuosly do it. The downside is that at first your legs feel sticky but it’s worth your legs looking shiny and feeling smooth all night long even in the cold!
Post # 9
ask the make up artist to air brush them. she might ask for me but if its air brushed only soap and water should make it come off…. if your looking more long term you can try a derma roller… it makes tiny holes in your skin so it heals properly and fast.. im doing this for my stomach after having kids.. if you want to know more about it email me [email protected]
Post # 10
OH bummer. Maybe I just lucked out with my stretch marks because I had INSANE stretch marks when I was 13 (i went from an A to a C cup in about a month’s time. My ladies were covered in marks. I coudln’t even wear a swimsuit) and I used cocoa butter extensively. I’ve used vitamin E to help fade some scars on my stomach though.