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SUN22BEAM SparkPoints: (5,954)
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1/21/13 9:24 A

Strivectin did wonders for me....helping not only fade the color, but flatten out the ridges. It isn't cheap, but I did see it for sale this weekend at TJ Maxx for 1/3 what you would pay online. It was $30 for a large tube, and that lasts a long time, as you only need a very thin application.

Edited by: SUN22BEAM at: 1/21/2013 (09:25)
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/19/13 1:20 P

I am particularly fond of Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Butter lotion. I have one big bottle that's lasted me and my family a little more than a year, though I will have to get some more soon. Quite worth the $6 investment. Haha!
Queen Helene cocoa butter lotion is also an affordable and quality brand.

ZERO2HERO SparkPoints: (25,962)
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1/19/13 1:11 P

What moisturizers are any of you using? I admittedly am not much for lotion and typically spend all of 97 cents on whatever is on sale. I remeber trying a cellulite cream produced by Avon years ago that did make a difference, but stretch marks are a whole new area for me, and I'm starting realize they're around quite a bit of my middle.

Brand recs?

ALLYALLYT Posts: 9,468
1/19/13 1:04 P

mine have faded over time, i dont tan so cant answer that, best advice i have is to moisturize your skin often.

COSMOJINX Posts: 178
1/19/13 12:55 P

I too am coming to terms with them! Nothing I have done has helped much, but hopefully the fad away some with time. I also wonder, does tanning make them look worse or better? Good luck to you all!

SIRENSONGS SparkPoints: (57,040)
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1/19/13 12:49 P

I wish I had some advice to give, but nothing I've tried has worked. I'm just starting to accept my stretch marks as they are. At least they're not red anymore...

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (240,359)
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1/19/13 12:08 P

as Abi said: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

I don't know about stretch marks, but AmLactin (and the CVS generic version) made a big difference in my skin. My dermatologist recommended AmLactin to help with bumps on the back of my arms. It's expensive and even though it's unscented, it has a strong odor when used over large areas. I use it when I get out of the shower, then use a lightly scented lotion and it's fine.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/19/13 10:57 A

I have come to terms with the fact that many women just do have stretchmarks. The best way to minimize the appearance is just to keep your skin sufficiently moisturized and you don't have to spend a crapton of money in order to do it. We may not necessarily like our stretchmarks, but I think the sooner we accept them as a part of life, the happier with ourselves we'll be. We can still work at being healthier (and in many cases here, smaller-myself included)!

ZERO2HERO SparkPoints: (25,962)
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1/19/13 10:46 A

I hope I'm posting this in the appropriate section... I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. I know there are tons of lotions that make the claim, but was hoping for perhaps a personal recommendation or testimony, even if it's what doesn't work.


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