So I thought I was going to be one of the lucky ones that didn’t get stretch marks….nope…It’s actually pretty depressing and i’m really hoping they fade. It looks like a cat crawled up my chest 🙁 So I bought this organic oil of sorts Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil, 4-Ounce Bottle for pregnant and breast feeding ladies and I use it with Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream, 7.3 Ounce and actually think the stretch marks are fading?
Now you can do laser treatments that help but I was looking for more of natural way, so I found a couple tips from various websites:
I use Tummy Butter from a company my friends recommended called THE SPOILED MAMA (www.thespoiledmama.com). The stuff works wonders on my stretch marks and smells good to, I found that for my skin this works really well(normally really dry)especially in winter. Their products are mostly organic and free from parabens, mineral oil and synthetic fragrances…and palmers in full of that stuff(parabens,mineral oil)!! Many over the counter cheap stuff is filled with cheap ingerdients…it’s worth the price to spend more . The company also offers a stretch mark oil that works great too, I still use it even though I am not pregnant as an after shower oil. At their website they awnser alot of questions on their FAQ’s page…Hope this helps…
here are some highlights….
Use a moisturizer. A study comparing herbal moisturizers found that people who lotioned-up daily showed significant improvement in skin appearance and elasticity . Think of it this way: if your skin has a lot of stretching to do, it’s less likely to tear and create stretch marks if it’s hydrated.
Try Vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil is often said to be the miracle cure for stretch marks, though one study shows that it’s most effective on women who have already been pregnant before, and has not been effective in general use . Still, it can’t hurt in moderate doses.
Increase your Vitamin C intake. One dermatologist suggests that 500 mg of Vitamin C, taken as an oral supplement, can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
here are some highlights…
Potato Juice: The best and easiest way to get rid of ugly stretch marks is to use potato juice which contains vitamins and minerals which help a lot in the growth and restoration of the skin cells. Take a medium sized potato and cut it into thick slices. Now take one of the potato pieces and rub it gently on the skin with stretch marks for a few minutes. Make sure the liquid from the potato pieces get in touch with the skin. Allow the potato juice to dry for some time and later on clean the skin with lukewarm water.
White Sugar: Natural white sugar is one of the best ingredients to get rid of stretch marks. You can use sugar for exfoliating your skin. Take a tablespoon of raw sugar and add some almond oil and few drops of lemon juice to it. Mix it properly and apply it on the stretch marks and other skin areas. Now gently rub the skin for at least ten minutes every day before taking a shower. When this exfoliating routine is followed for a month or so, the stretch marks will become light.
Im curious to know if anyone was tried any of these remedies?
What worked for you? or what have you heard that works? I’m all ears!