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    I've always been pretty slim and fortunate enough to be able to eat anything and never put on weight. Over the past year, I resat some exams independently so I spent a lot,of time at work. I also stopped working so that I could revise properly. Over the past 3/4 months, I noticed stretch marks. I now have them on my hips, back of legs and inner thighs. I know they can't be 100% removed, so my question is what do you suggest I use to reduce their appearance? Is there any one else feeling self-conscious about sudden weight gain/stretch marks/cellulite?
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    meant to say 'I spent a lot of time at home' *
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've always been pretty slim and fortunate enough to be able to eat anything and never put on weight. Over the past year, I resat some exams independently so I spent a lot,of time at work. I also stopped working so that I could revise properly. Over the past 3/4 months, I noticed stretch marks. I now have them on my hips, back of legs and inner thighs. I know they can't be 100% removed, so my question is what do you suggest I use to reduce their appearance? Is there any one else feeling self-conscious about sudden weight gain/stretch marks/cellulite?
    For me I don't mind my stretch marks on my back and shoulders tbh, nothing to worry about.
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    They'll fade in time, some people use products like bio oil to help them fade quicker but I have no idea if it really works.


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    The best treatment is time, as they do fade considerably over time.
    Some people use topical oils and lotions such as bio-oil, Though the results are limited compared to time, I'm rather sceptical of them working at all as they often say "results within 3 months"...which is usually enough time to see some fading from time anyway. Though this varies by person. It does give you super soft skin though
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    They will fade and most people have some so it's not a big deal.

    I've used cocoa butter and aloe vera on other types of scars and it seemed to work well (they aren't at all visible now). They were from wounds that broke skin so its a bit different, but I've heard it works on stretch marks too.
    Give it a google. there is loads of advice. good luck
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    If you've had them for a while and they are no longer pink/red, bio oil won't do anything to help. Bio oil is a good moisturiser but for removing old scars and stretch marks its really not worth it. People who do get results, it's often the massaging the oil into the skin that produces the results.
    Laser treatments work well along with giving them time to fade (months possibly years)
 
 
 
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