(Closed) Stretch Marks! What to do?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

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 # 9
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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] 

good luck

Post # 10
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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. 

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