Are There Any Stretch Mark Creams That Actually Work?

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Moms who have had babies can tell you all about stretch marks, and what creams and lotions they have used to lessen their effects and presence on the skin. There are plenty of remedies out there, each touting their good points and asking people to bend their ear.stretch mark lotion

There seems to be universal agreement that just about anything with vitamin E in it will work wonders.

One lady said that she would buy vitamin E capsules, then break them open and rub the oil on her stretch marks and that worked wonders.

The general consensus is also in agreement that while you can tone down the presence of the stretch marks, but you cannot get rid of them entirely, unless you have laser treatment, and that doesn’t always work either.

Another tried and true product that seems to be a favorite among many people is Bio-Oil.

Its ingredients are vitamin E and Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A), Rosemary Oil, Lavender Oil, and Calendula Oil). The company that sells it says that it is the number one multiuse skincare oil, with emphasis on scarring and stretch marks.

Another experienced mom stated that Bio and 100% unrefined Shea Butter had done the trick for her by fading two stretch marks that she had. She said that it is still there, but 95% faded away.

Another lady swore by a product called Trifectin-SD, but complained somewhat about the price, but claimed that it had most of the good reviews from users at Amazon.

Woman with Skin CreamThen another person claimed that she used Maderma, which is a scar cream, which makes the stretch marks fade, because after all they are scars.

Emu oil is a wonderful treatment for stretch marks. Stretch mark cream are really a tearing of the dermis, which is the second layer of skin.

The Emu oil is the only thing that will penetrate to that level and heal the area, and then new collagen can come in and rebuild the area.

It’s not perfect, but it works well enough for the people who have used it to know the difference and rave about it.

Another popular brand of cream use by many women is a produce from thespoiledmama.com, called Tummy Butter.

This has been successfully used by women while they are pregnant and are full of oils, moisturzers and nutrients that keep things moiturized and exfoliated, so that if the stretch marks do form, they are not as severe.
A big factor with this product is that there are no petroleum products in the formula, and it is save enough to eat, talk about being safe.

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Mama Mio’s See No Scar lotion is a product that millions of people swear by, as it sold world wide, and can be purchased online from drugstore.com.

It works best on newer scars, but it promotes healing and the recharging of new skin growth in the area of the scar.

All it takes is a daily application of the lotion, and the scars melt away and are hardly noticeable anymore. That is what we want.

Another person claimed that she had tried them all, and finally obtained the best results with a product called TriLastin SR. She said that the determined application of that particular cream gave her excellent results, even though it was more expensive than most of the other creams and lotions.

Other products such as Barmon, Stretch Away, StriVectin, Captiva, Revitol, and a host of other catchy names bear the same mantra of helping to clear up stretch marks.

There has to be some good in all of these products, if nothing else the fact with regular use, the area on the skin will be kept moisturized and less prone to tearing as the skin expands during a pregnancy, for example.

There is much evidence to support pre-treatment of the areas that will be affected by stretch marks, for example when a mom gets pregnant.

Diligent application of some of the moisturizing creams and lotions in the area of the abdomen, hips, and thighs will help to keep the skin moisturized and elastic to stretch without tearing.

Drinking a lot of water helps a log too, so that you don’t become dehydrated, because that affects the skin as well.

skin healthMaintaining a proper diet, with emphasis on fruits and vegetables, especially those containing vitamin A and E, such as carrots and fish will fortify the skin in a big way.

Omega 3 fatty acids should be a part of the diet, as that is an important element for skin health.

There is evidence to support that stretch marks are genetic, so if your mother got them, you probably will too. There are also a number of differences in the overall health condition of different people.

All of these factors play into the equation of how many people get stretch marks in the first place.

For some people no amount of creams or ointments are going to keep them from getting stretch marks, and with others the application of such treatments helps a great deal.

It is said that the only way to permanently get rid of stretch marks is by surgery, either a tummy tuck or laser surgery.

This is a big step, but for women who have serious problems that won’t go away with topical solutions, surgery may be their only hope of ever getting rid of them. This is a step that is a personal choice and should be made with much consultation with your doctor.

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