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HollyGolightly

It is possible to make stretch marks virtually invisible and improve skin texture at home. Most of the remedies that are posted here, however, are ridiculous(no offense, ladies).

Cocoa butter, olive oil and other moisturizers will moisturize and soften skin, as well as help fresh stretch marks fade faster, but they will not help get rid of them.
Coffee/vapo rub increase blood flow to the area, nothing more. They can help tone your skin but they cannot reduce your stretch marks.
Any effective treatment should be invasive. You will not get results with simply rubbing something on your skin.

What helped me was a massage,I read about on some blog years ago. You will need apricot scrub,a wooden massager(with the little wooden knobs) and a good moisturizer. While in a shower, get your skin nice and warm, apply apricot scrub and start massaging your troubled areas with the wooden massager in circular motion (going upwards/from the feet up). You have to keep going until your skin turns pink, but do not over do it. After you are done, wash the scrub off, dry off and apply moisturizer. Massage should only be done 1-3 a week. You have to give your skin time to heal. You need to moisturize at least twice a day in between sessions. You can still do coffee scrubs or whatever routine that you have.

This massage is basically a home microdermabrasion. Not only it takes layers off your skin, it also promotes collagen production(when you hurt/irritate your skin, it tries to heal itself by increasing collagen). You might see results right away, but it takes up to two years to get rid of stretch marks completely.

Method number two - dermarolling. Dermarollers can be bought online, they cost anywhere from $15 to $100. They are rollers with needles of different diameters that penetrate your skin, promoting collagen production. You can google it and find whole bunch of blogs, youtube videos and before and after photos. This method does work, but it is painful and traumatic.

I had puberty stretch marks on my thighs and buttocks that were not that visible, but gave my skin a wrinkly texture. The only thing that worked for me was apricot scrub massage. It took 1.5 years but my skin looks and feels absolutely normal and healthy.
I know some women don't want to try anything that takes time and dedication, but what do you have to lose? A year will fly by and you'll still be dealing with stretch marks, might as well try the massage.

I would not recommend egg whites, lemon juice and baking soda... Lemon juice/baking soda are good for hyper-pigmentation, but not stretch marks. Egg whites only work on fresh burns, have zero benefit for skin marks.

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Anonymous

Does it have to be one of the wooden massagers?

HollyGolightly

Yes, it has to be a wooden massager. Unfortunately I cannot post a link on here, but it's one of those small oval massagers with a bunch of little wooden knobs sticking out of a soft middle part. Kind of looks like a hair brush. On Amazon they sell them under 'Cellulite Circulation Massage Brush'
Hope that helped.

Anonymous

What did your stretch marks look like? Old, white, how deep etc.? Thanks!

HollyGolightly

My stretch marks were about 10 years old. Some we white, some were flesh colored(not very visible...not sure if I ever remember them being red, they just popped up overnight) They were, however, pretty deep, giving my skin that wrinkly texture.

Anonymous

So the white ones are now skin colored too? I have olive skin and I've heard about this method but haven't tried it yet

HollyGolightly

Yes, they are skin colored. I also have olive complexion and very thin skin that scars easily.
I would also recommend dermarolling. I am currently using it on my scars and get amazing results(almost too good to be true). I would definitely try it on stretch marks. I'd get a cheap $14-16 one just to see if it'll work for you, then order a good one if it does. That's what I did.

Anonymous

I am scared to dermaroll because of the infection risk! Haha, I get sick so easily, but I do believe it can produce amazing results. So did dermarolling in conjunction with the apricot/dry bushing get rid of the marks? Or just the first method you discuss?

HollyGolightly

I had the same concern about dermarolling. The needles however are extremely tiny, so they can't cause any damage. As long as you keep your dermaroller sterile and wash your skin prior to using it, you'll be fine. Your skin will be slightly sore for a couple of hours though.
You shouldn't be using both massage and dermatrolling. It's either one of the other. You can try the massage first, then if you feel brave enough you can try dermarolling.
I was using the massage alone, but it took a while to see results. I am using dermaroller on scars, but seeing great results, i'm pretty sure it would work on marks too.

Anita

How do I do the apricot massage?

Anonymous

My stretch marks are very deep old and white. if i stuck with it like you do you think they will go away? are yours totally gone or are they just less visible?

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