In one of my blog posts I wrote about how developing stretch marks was the main contribution towards my attempt to lose weight.
First let me start off by saying there is nothing wrong with stretch marks and it is very pleasant to browse through social networks like instagram/facebook and find more and more people embracing their stretch marks and cellulite. There seems to be this misconception though, that stretch marks are unique to women, this is wrong. Both men and women develop stretch marks, although it is popular amongst women because of pregnancy and weight gain/loss.
Personally, developing stretch marks shattered my confidence, I couldn’t wear my swim costumes or any other variation of clothes thereof. I found that the more stretch-marks I developed, the more weight I gained and vice versa. I let this thread go on for a while until I eventually decided to do something about it. When all of this was happening I was a student and didn’t have the luxury of purchasing expensive products to help me.
I remember spending the better half of my day researching remedies to get rid of stretch marks and I came across this girl who testified to using Vicks Vapour rub and cling wrap and waking up the next day with the stretch-marks having “miraculously disappeared”. I tried many products, lemon juice, coffee, Vicks vapour rub, tissue oil and so forth, but nothing seemed to work, until I discovered a combination of ingredients that, for lack of a better word “changed my life” – Spirit, Happy Event and Bio Oil!!
The below is what you need:
- Cotton Wool
- Happy Event
- Bio Oil
- Methylated Spirit
- 1 Large Container/Bowl/Bottle (Empty)
Mix the entire content of the Happy Event and Bio Oil into the bowl/bottle and mix/stir accordingly until blended.
Every day after washing (Preferably 2-3 times a day) take the cotton wool and pour a little of the spirit, rub this on the area with the stretch marks (After applying, your cotton wool should have black stains on it, to be sure you are using the correct spirit)
Once done rubbing, apply the bio oil and happy event mixture on the area with the stretch mark and rub in thorough and accordingly. Do this consistently every day, 2-3 times a day and you will notice the difference.
- Ensure that your skin in moisturised at all times, dry skin prolongs the process.
- Drink enough water for hydration and to allow your skin to heal itself
- Exercise and eat healthy food (Believe it or not, this actually helps).
- Be consistent and remember patience is a virtue!!
- It took me 3 months to see extremely noticeable differences, if you do this everyday it will work.
- There are many products that claim to get rid of stretch marks and are ridiculously expensive, don’t fall prey to this. Always do thorough research!!
PS: The above remedy diminished the appearance of stretch-marks!!
Always remember that every body type is beautiful. If you don’t like something you have the power to change it. The level/severity of each person’s stretch marks is difference, thus the level/timeline of results might vary.
Should you have any questions or enquiries about my remedy, please let me know on the comments section. Good Luck!!