Thursday, 16 September 2010

A cry for help - stretch marks!

Stretch marks, the bane of my existence. I am not going through puberty, have not suddenly gained or lost weight and have never been pregnant. Yet still my hips and thighs are covered in them.

I wouldn't mind if I had a few and that was it, the problem and reason for this cry for help is the rate at which they are continuing to develop. If anyone any recommendations of products etc I am all ears. I am currently using Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil and although it does seem to be making my skin slightly softer, it is not really helping the problem.I don't expect a miracle cure, just some tips on fading current ones and trying to prevent new ones from developing.

I have heard that StriVectin is meant to be excellent, but I have only used the eye cream meant for dark circles and as that had zero effect, I am not keen on paying out for any more of their products. I think the next step might be Bio Oil, if for no other reason than the adverts are gradually wearing me down!

I know this might seem like a shallow thing to be worrying about, but I have a chronic medical condition (a connective tissue disorder) that unfortunately stretch marks are a part of (a very minor part). Although I can't do anything to change my diagnosis, I feel like I have a bit more control if I actively try to combat some of my symptoms. Hope that makes sense.

I just want to know if anyone has had some positive results with any of the treatments and products out there, seems like a bit of a minefield. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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