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Amy

About 3 years ago, I was a college athlete, and in the best shape of my life. Due to knee injuries and my chosen degree, I had to quit. I guess it was the freedom or maybe just laziness, but I stopped working out and kept eating like I always had. Obviously, my metabolism slowed and the number of calories I was burning dropped severely. I started gaining weight. I went from 115lb of toned muscle to 165lb of flab over the course of these 3 years. I also got stretch marks on my sides and on the front of my stomach. I felt disgusting, so I tried many diets. I didn’t stick with any of them. I also have tried almost everything under the sun to get rid of my stretch marks. I know everyone says that, but I literally did. As a 23 year old, summer was torture. I wanted so badly to go boating with my friends and go to the beach, but my stretch marks were holding me back. I basically did nothing all summer in the water.

The products I used for my stretch marks were cocoa butter, the special cocoa butter for stretch marks, vitamin e oil, vitamin e lotions (like a million different ones), fade creams, scar removers, aloe vera, tamanu body butter, exfoliating, lemon juice on the marks, silicone patches (which faded a small amount), bio-oil, I tried a natural scar removal cream from the health food store...nothing helped! Very recently, I decided to try oil cleansing for my face. I was using a mixture of castor oil and sweet almond oil (both from whole foods). Since I had the oils, I decided to do castor packs with the mixture. The packs helped a little bit. Enough that I was encouraged to keep using the oil. I took a bath with the castor oil and sweet almond oil after skin brushing, and that made a small difference and made my skin silky smooth.

Last night, however, gave the best results. I splashed the stretch marks with warm water then used baking soda and massaged it into the stretch marks. I had read this is similar to a microdermabrasion. I did that until the skin was a little pink. Then I took a hot shower and skin brushed. After the shower, I heated a mixture of 1 part sweet almond oil, 1 part jojoba oil, ½ part castor oil, and a couple drops of tea tree oil in the microwave (after a minute it was pretty hot to the touch so be careful!). I massaged this oil into the stretch marks. This morning, I woke up to see the stretch marks on my left side almost completely faded away and the marks on my stomach and right side are faded quite a bit too. I was stoked! I should also mention that yesterday I started oil pulling, which may or may not be a factor.

I am going to stick with this and will update if anything significant happens. I know different products work for different people, but I think this is worth a shot. Castor oil and sweet almond oil are amazing and I hope it helps someone else out there!

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Anonymous

You can buy the oils at Walmart and even Walgreens their about $5 each

Rose

Hi, you can buy these on Iherb.com
The best brand is called Now Foods and you can type ' Castor Oil, Almond Oil etc' in their searchbar. I've have had great results from Castor Oil mixed with Olive Oil (I've use the extra vrigin, I use for cooking) and Sweet Almond Oil (some people like Argan Oil) myself.

But the oils very quite expensive on the local stores and the quality wasn't always great. The Now Foods brand is great and food grade (it's edible-you can eat it/put in in your salad) so you know it's high quality.
You can use a discount/coupon code if your order; LAQ413 and you get a freebie as well. Way more affordable than in town and better quality. Good luck! Like to hear if the Almond/Caster/Olive oil (in equal parts) have worked for anyone. I must say my mark were red and recent (six months ago) and I had tried coconut butter,shea butter, vitamin E and even Emu oil.
Good luck girls :)

Anonymous

HI, its really very torturing to look at the stretchmarks on my body everyday. I have stretchmarks on my breasts, tummy, full waist, hip and butt area. Also, on the shoulders and now extending to my back too. Have u seen any more changes on your stretchmarks? Mine are old, like 4-5 yrs now. They are silvery white now. Any idea if it would work on mine?

fue

anyone finally try this remedy out?? desperate to get rid of mine.

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