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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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HollyGolightly

The effectiveness of the apricot scrub massage depends on your skin type. Mine is rather thin, so it scars easily, but it also responds to microdermabrasion/skin peels/dermarolling pretty well. If the apricot scrub massage isn't doing much for you, try using medical crystals instead. Same routine, but instead of the scrub, use 100 grit medical crystals. I have to warn you though, it might make your skin raw. I would recommend using shea butter right after. I buy pure unrefined 2lb shea butter on amazon for around 12 bucks. Then I make my own lotion out of it by putting water to boil in a large pot, take a smaller pot and put it inside of that bigger pot, cut up shea butter in small pieces, put it in the smaller pot and stir it with a spoon until it melts. I then add essential oils like lavender(helps healing, reduces redness, irritation), sage (healing), almond oil, rosehip oil, etc. Then i just pour the mixture into empty jars and put it in a fridge. I swear it's the best thing ever. But anyways. I found a combination of medical crystal massage, dermarolling with a 1.5mm needles, 0.01% tretinoin gel and shea butter the most effective. Use dermaroller once a month, followed by retinol application (use cling wrap to keep retinol on longer), followed by shea butter application and massage about 2-3 times a month, again followed by retinol application and shea butter. Again, it is a long annoying process. Just make sure you keep up with it. Also it is very important to let your skin heal properly. Don't irritate it with massage too often and apply lotion twice a day in between treatments. I would also try taking large doses of vitamin C to help with healing. Oh, and stay out of the sun!

Anonymous

is it ok to use d dermaroller n d apricot massage simultaneously..?..n d dermaroller u use has lasted for how long..?..

Anonymous

I am so glad i tried this. Last year in the summer I was getting very desperate about my stretchmarks which were old but were still dark/brown and looked and felt like worms on my skin. I have been scrubbing for an entire year using medical crystals with oil or shear butter with the cellulite wooden messager. My skin is not wrinkly anymore and stretchmarks look 90% kk. ofcourse, the little white lines are there but are shallower. But I feel so much better now. I am actually gonna pay for a microneedling session to see if that will further help. honestly any improvement I get i am happy. I am gonna continue scrubbing this whole year until summer next year to see if i get more results. Removing my stretchmarks has almost become an obsession. I will continue scrubbing for the next couple of years since I am still very young and maybe my skin can further reduce these marks.

anna

I don't know if you will see this whoever posted the last comment anonymously, but how are your results now? did you continue with the medical crystals? any more improvement? i've had stretch marks since i was 14 (now 26) and i've tried A LOT of different remedies. i just don't want to waste my time if it doesn't work. i know they will never go away completely, but to feel more confident in a bikini is my goal.

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