View Full Version : Stretchmarks
12-21-2010, 12:03 AM
I found the teeth rebuilding thread fascinating so it leads me to the same question about stretch marks, jelly bellies and muffin tops. Has anyone witnessed post pregnancy leftovers that have improved, especially after many years?
12-21-2010, 12:06 AM
My post preg stretch marks got softer and smoother on raw, after there being only slow progress over the years.
Some of it was to do with the weight loss (the marks shrink with the skin and so are less visible) but they were softer and got less visible as well.
Some things to help it along are rubbing with cacao butter or coconut oil and doing gentle regular exfoliation on the areas.
12-21-2010, 10:16 PM
i had stretch marks before I got pregnant that got way better when i went raw :))))
what also helped greatly was my use exclusively of
patchouli essential oil (great for dry skin)
frankincense essential oil (healing healing)
jojoba oil (balance out skin secretions)
consistent DRY BRUSHING!!!
now that I am post-partum, i have more marks, but they are hardly visible now that I am closing on goal weight. they will heal over time, yes much faster than on SAD..
hope that helps!
12-22-2010, 12:33 AM
Oh, forgot to mention, I also use rosehip oil sometimes as I come out of the shower onto damp skin. just massage it into the area with stretchmarks or scars. Rosehip oil has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and scars (also wrinkles! :)).
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