Post # 1
I’ve gained some weight in the last few years and lately I’ve noticed a lot of dark stretch marks on my inner thighs and boobs. Anyone know of products that actually work and help to fade/prevent stretch marks? I’ve used Bio-oil in the past but didn’t notice much improvement. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 2
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I was actually just looking this up! Chemical peels and dermabrasion get rid of them. I’ve heard coco-butter helps but I’m skeptical.
Post # 3
I used bio-oil for a short while when I first got stretch marks (put on weight in my early 20s, they just appeared over night on my inner thighs and I freaked out). I have no idea if it helped reduce them but Honestly I don’t remember them being dark/red for very long and they faded a lot within a few weeks. Once the damn itching stops they will fade on their own accord, just keep using bio oil or something to soothe your skin in the meantime.
Post # 4
I love EraOrganics Belly Oil…smells great & all safe & organic ingredients!! Even though it says “belly oil”, (I bought it for my pregnancy) I use it all over. It has faded some of my old stretch marks on my hips & thighs.
Post # 5
That’s the thing though, I’m not sure if all of these topical ointments really do work since the root of the problem is weight gain, pregnancy, natural growth, injury, etc. I have some unflattering stretch marks on my thighs and a less noticeable scar from surgery. I realize the surgery scar just takes time to fade after some perscription cream the doc gave me seemed to do little. For the stretch marks, I moisturizer to help prevent future marks, but so far, nothing from the topical ointment section has really helped.
Post # 6
Commenting to follow! Ive gotten some bad strechies too, it’s not the end of the world, but, I’d rather not have them if there is any way to prevent getting more ……
Should I use these types of oil where I don’t have any strechmarks too, to prevent new ones to show up? Or just use it where they are or have started to show?
How do you ladies do it?
Post # 7
Nothing works. I put on weight in my teen years plus growing and had stretch marks on my thighs,hips and under my arms. The lotions and potions don’t work but they don’t cause any harm either so use them if you want too. Really your best bet is time, plenty of water and a good diet. Eat foods that are good for the skin to help heal from the inside out and then you just have to wait for them to fade down. They will eventually fade and you will hardly notice them.
Post # 8
Tretinoin cream (Retin A) as long as you’re not pregnant, planning on getting pregnant or nursing.
Post # 9
The only thing that seems to fade stretch marks is time. Evening primrose capsules are great for improving skin elasticity and preventing future stretch marks. They shouldn’t be taken during pregnancy until after 36 weeks because they promote labor by helping ripen the cervix.
Post # 10
Topical treatments don’t work. It would be like overstretching an elastic band to the point of damage and then expecting a cream to fix it. No.
Some people say lasers work but I’m sceptical about them as well. I don’t think you can ever fix or get rid of them, just reduce the appearance.
Bio-oil doesn’t work because the the size of the droplets that makeup the product are too big to get very deep into the pores much like trying to get an egg through a sippy straw. It’s essentially an over-priced scented baby oil that can ruin your clothes if you accidentally get it on the wrong fabric. Don’t waste your money.
Post # 11
I know this is going to sound irritating and doesn’t help once you already have them, but prevention really is better than cure. I wish I listened to my mum when I was younger. Now I’m covered in them.