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    I would generally say I am a very confident person, but since these random stripes have started to take over my body. My self confidence has just crashed. I have tried all sorts of creams to cocoa butter to bio-oïl. Still no results! :eek::eek: I think at least 3/4 of my body is covered in these hideous marks, and here is me thinking it was just a phenomenon for pregnant women.:confused: I feel really frustrated. Does anyone else have this problem, or a solution?
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    I'm male and actually have some on my back. They just appeared one day and I was like. :eek:

    There are lots of stuff you can use to get rid of them. I doubt any of it works though. Most people have them in places. Even one of the hottest males in my old school had some on his thighs. So just embrace them.
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    I do have stretch marks, zmd they haven't helped my confidence. But I try to stay in the mindset of stretch marks mean two things.
    1. You lost weight, which is great. Or
    2. You got curves, also great because now you're extra sexy.
    Be proud to be a tiger you got stripes. Again sexy animal. You just gotta embrace them, you were born to be awesome not perfect.

    You could try exfoliating with a cream it might lighten them, hope this helps.
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    I am a guy and whilst I've never been overweight I've got lots - on my chest, biceps (They are not even big :|), hips and my thighs. I hate them and so I am saving for laser surgery to have them removed. They won't be entirely removed though, I think it just makes them less visible. That is still something I guess
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    Almost everyone will have stretch marks, I wouldn't worry about it! Girls most commonly get them on their hips and boobs, my friend who is quite overweight has them on her arms too. If you gain weight you might get them. They start off red/purple but will eventually fade to silvery white.
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    I don't have them (yet) but as a preventative measure I use essential oils on my skin, alongside bi-weekly exfoliation and I ensure that my skin is always moisturised. Stretch-marks arise because of the loss of the elasticity in the skin. Skin has elasticity because of a protein called collagen, therefore using products that promote the production of collagen/ improves the skins elasticity and firmness may help to fade them or prevent them in the first place.

    The products that I use that are renown for preventing/fading stretch-marks are:
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-suppl...819,271726.htm
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-milk-...819,271612.htm

    The products that I use for exfoliation are:
    - http://www.clarins.co.uk/exfoliating...b/0158010.html
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-showe...819,352812.htm

    I just did a quick google search on creams and these two seem to be highly rated so maybe give them a try:
    - http://www.trilastin.com/
    - http://www.strivectin.com/sd-advanced.html#.U7mWb7GGb5Y
    - http://www.clarins.co.uk/stretch-mar...4.html?start=1


    Although some of these items are quite pricy, I believe that investing in staple products that you know deliver desired results and assist in the maintenance of good skin makes them worth it.
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    I don't have them (yet) but as a preventative measure I use essential oils on my skin, alongside bi-weekly exfoliation and I ensure that my skin is always moisturised. Stretch-marks arise because of the loss of the elasticity in the skin. Skin has elasticity because of a protein called collagen, therefore using products that promote the production of collagen/ improves the skins elasticity and firmness may help to fade them or prevent them in the first place.

    The products that I use that are renown for preventing/fading stretch-marks are:
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-suppl...819,271726.htm
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-milk-...819,271612.htm

    The products that I use for exfoliation are:
    - http://www.clarins.co.uk/exfoliating...b/0158010.html
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-showe...819,352812.htm

    I just did a quick google search on creams and these three seem to be highly rated so perhaps give one of them a try:
    - http://www.trilastin.com/
    - http://www.strivectin.com/sd-advanced.html#.U7mWb7GGb5Y
    - http://www.clarins.co.uk/stretch-mar...4.html?start=1


    Although some of these items are quite pricy, I believe that investing in staple products that can deliver desired results and assist in the maintenance of good skin makes them worth it.
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    (Original post by L'Etudiant)
    I am a guy and whilst I've never been overweight I've got lots - on my chest, biceps (They are not even big :|), hips and my thighs. I hate them and so I am saving for laser surgery to have them removed. They won't be entirely removed though, I think it just makes them less visible. That is still something I guess
    I have been contemplating surgery for a while now, so I googled Harley Medical Group and my jaw dropped.:ahhhhh: Laser surgery is far too expensive! I will definitely have to save up like you say.
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    (Original post by LarissaN)
    I have been contemplating surgery for a while now, so I googled Harley Medical Group and my jaw dropped.:ahhhhh: Laser surgery is far too expensive! I will definitely have to save up like you say.
    It seems to be the only thing that works and seeing how much it affects me I guess it is worth it
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    (Original post by Technetium)
    I don't have them (yet) but as a preventative measure I use essential oils on my skin, alongside bi-weekly exfoliation and I ensure that my skin is always moisturised. Stretch-marks arise because of the loss of the elasticity in the skin. Skin has elasticity because of a protein called collagen, therefore using products that promote the production of collagen/ improves the skins elasticity and firmness may help to fade them or prevent them in the first place.

    The products that I use that are renown for preventing/fading stretch-marks are:
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-suppl...819,271726.htm
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-milk-...819,271612.htm

    The products that I use for exfoliation are:
    - http://www.clarins.co.uk/exfoliating...b/0158010.html
    - http://uk.loccitane.com/almond-showe...819,352812.htm

    I just did a quick google search on creams and these three seem to be highly rated so perhaps give one of them a try:
    - http://www.trilastin.com/
    - http://www.strivectin.com/sd-advanced.html#.U7mWb7GGb5Y
    - http://www.clarins.co.uk/stretch-mar...4.html?start=1


    Although some of these items are quite pricy, I believe that investing in staple products that can deliver desired results and assist in the maintenance of good skin makes them worth it.
    Thanks. and wow, what a comprehensive list you have. I definitely now wish i had taken preventative measures like you. I didn't even know what strechmarks were until recently.
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    (Original post by 8472)
    I'm male and actually have some on my back. They just appeared one day and I was like. :eek:

    There are lots of stuff you can use to get rid of them. I doubt any of it works though. Most people have them in places. Even one of the hottest males in my old school had some on his thighs. So just embrace them.
    Trust me, Im trying so hard to accept them. Then I get this constant reminder that they are there when they glare back at me in the Mirror, and I'm back to square one. Perhaps what annoys me the most, is that summer is here, and I constantly feel like i have to cover up.#takesthepiss
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    (Original post by LarissaN)
    Trust me, Im trying so hard to accept them. Then I get this constant reminder that they are there when they glare back at me in the Mirror, and I'm back to square one. Perhaps what annoys me the most, is that summer is here, and I constantly feel like i have to cover up.#takesthepiss
    If you don't mind me asking. Where are they exactly?
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    I have MANY stretch marks on my legs and tummy. They bothered me for years and made me feel unattractive but then I realised that guys really don't care or even notice them. I make jokes about how stripy I am now. Stretch marks fade in time so just try to keep your skin moisturised. I tried Bio Oil but it never worked, I use Aveeno and Dove lotions they work best for me
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    (Original post by theeleventh)
    I do have stretch marks, zmd they haven't helped my confidence. But I try to stay in the mindset of stretch marks mean two things.
    1. You lost weight, which is great. Or
    2. You got curves, also great because now you're extra sexy.
    Be proud to be a tiger you got stripes. Again sexy animal. You just gotta embrace them, you were born to be awesome not perfect.

    You could try exfoliating with a cream it might lighten them, hope this helps.
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    Damn girl! I love your mindset.
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    If you don't mind me asking. Where are they exactly?
    Damn...where do I even start. They are everywhere! On my shoulders, back, arms, belly, knee, thigh. It's horrendous I can't bare the sight of them. it's actually repulsive.:mad: #forreal
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    (Original post by LarissaN)
    Damn...where do I even start. They are everywhere! On my shoulders, back, arms, belly, knee, thigh. It's horrendous I can't bare the sight of them. it's actually repulsive.:mad: #forreal
    As a male. If I see a female with them I really don't mind at all. You'd be no less sexy. You'd be the same person.
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    Fellas, are you not put off by stretchmarks on a girl's body at all? and Ladies( my stretchmarks sisters), do you not feel self concious/ashamed when you undress in front of your boyfriends? what's the deal?
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    As a male. If I see a female with them I really don't mind at all. You'd be no less sexy. You'd be the same person.
    Jheez, thats so sweet and re-assuring to know that there are some open minded guys out there. If only the rest of the male population had this mentality.
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    (Original post by LarissaN)
    Jheez, thats so sweet and re-assuring to know that there are some open minded guys out there. If only the rest of the male population had this mentality.
    Most will too. And if they don't then they probably aren't a good guy so you shouldn't waste your time with them.
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    I have them on my hips and boobs, the most effective treatment I have found is the sun! Just sunbathing helps them fade more quickly, most of mine are barely visible anymore
 
 
 
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