Stretch Mark Remedies

Last Modified on Dec 23, 2014

Vicks   4  1   

Posted by Kat (San Diego, CA) on 06/13/2008

[YEA]  I have stretch marks on my thighs and for a week now I've been using Vicks at night before I sleep and notice a huge difference it is fading, seriously it works and I'm going to continue it and give another update in a week or 2 :)

Replied by Briannap.
Seattle, Washington
I am 17 years old and I have stretchmarks from gaining weight. People told me that they would reduce the more I lost weight, they said the same thing about my boobs but those just got bigger and my stretch marks were even more visable. I lost about 40 pounds. I have been looking for simple home remedies for weeks to reduce stretchmarks and I have finally found one that doesn't have an extreme amount of directions and stuff. I am on day 1 of using Vicks and I am hoping I get some sort of results out of it. Wish me luck!!
Replied by Joy
Athens, Greece
[YEA]   Well I have strech marks since I was 13 and I'm 23 now.. I have strech marks on my hips, buttocks, thighs, inner knees.. You name it... Beacuse they're old now they have this silvery/white color.... My natural skin tone is light brown, so the difference is rather noticeable.

Recently I was searching for natural remedies .. I've spend money on drug store expensive treatments with no results... I heard about Vicks on this site... and I I gave it a try..

Well this is week 3 and I m very content with the results :) My stretch marks are gradually fading:)

This is what I do: every night after exfoliating (and morning sometimes) I apply vicks on the strech marks and on top of it a layer of olive oil (which sometimes I switch for karite oil ). I noticed however that on my right side the strech marks are fading faster than the other side.. I guess this is because I rub the mixture more vigorously on the right side.. Well I will continue and post my results.. God bless!

Posted by Tatiana (Round Rock, TX) on 12/15/2007

[YEA]  Vicks vapor rub is amazing for stretch marks! I use to have really dark thick long stretch marks all over my belly. I have been massaging vicks on my belly twice a day for two weeks. Already I see a drastic improvement!! The stretch marks are much thinner and lighter in color!! My husband is in shock too!!

Replied by Claudia
Lakeland, Florida
I have been using vixs for about a week now right after i saw it on the internet that it worked miricales i decided to try it for my self and damn does it work fast..... my stretch marks are barely even noticable u can't even tell I had that many!!!! love it I'll keep posting my updates in week 2
Replied by Donni
Indianapolis, Indiana
I am now starting to use the Vicks! I have not seen any improvement yet. Maybe I am using it wrong. I rub it on my belly every night after i get out of the bath/shower. It has only been about a week. About how long do I have to use Vicks? How many times a day should I be putting it on my belly?
Replied by Mommy
Colton, Ca
I've been using it for 3 days now (my sister suggested it, thanks sis!!!!) and I see the difference. I use it twice a day and use a pad that's for exfoliating. My sister and my husband were both surprise. I have also been working out on top of this. We were thinking that working out tightens my stomach and Vicks helps it as well. I will post in 2 weeks.
Replied by Annonymous
Cheshire, England
Hi, ive noticed a lot of really good reviews about v.i.c.k.s vapour rub, but im wondering is everyone using them on newly formed reddish/purple marks or the white/ silvery ones? i have a lot of silvery stretch marks on my upper arms, thighs and lower stomach, im only 18 and got them from going a little bit too chubby then losing a lot of weight fairly quickly, i hate them and would be so pleased to find something that made them less noticeable, thanks x
Replied by Girlfriend
Kansas City, Mo
Does Vicks work on dark skin? I used it a while ago and noticed a difference. I am brown skinned and notice they were getting lighter, I wonder if they only get lighter which is something I don't want because mine are already light so that doesn't blend in with my skin. Yet another product that doesn't work on brown skin. Can anyone help with any other product?
Replied by Paustretcs
Huntington, New York, Usa
Hi, I have a question for the people that posted for the vicks vapor rub. I have stretch marks on my inner thighs some of them are white and some of them are red, does it work for the white ones or the red ones?
Replied by Susan
Cleveland, Ohio
[NAY]   Vicks doesn't work, the smell is so intense, and its the worst thing to use postpartum especially if your a breastfeeding mother because of the smell and stickiness of the gel, and you wouldnt want your baby smelling that. The smell lingers.
Replied by Lexi
Orland Park, Il
Hey I'm lexi, Im 19 I recently just started working out, eating healthy etc. , I have a small pudge and it grew on me during the summer from eating bad, but I've lived with a few stretch marks on the sides of my stomach for about 4 or 5 years and I've been using vicks vapor rub for about 3 days now and I notice that they are getting smaller and lighter, to answer someones's question yes it does work on dark skin- vicks does not discriminate on stretch marks lol & to answer someone elses question on the blog in order to get maximum results use a wash cloth or paper towel to exfoliate and put some vicks on it and firmly massage the strech mark, take about a good three minutes for each side. This stuff works but with different skin types it might take longer for some than others i'd say keep it up for month and see what happens :)
Replied by Cindy
Austin, Tx
One more question is this safe if im pregnant to put vicks in my belly because I am dying to try this already???
Replied by Shweta
Bergamo, Italy
I have one question about how to apply vicks on stretchmarks. With wash cloth I just have to exfoliate my skin and then massage vicks with my finger tips or I've to massage vicks with washcloth into my skin?? N how many times a day should I apply it??
Replied by Kara
Aurora, Ny United States
Hi I'm 16 and I have really bad stretch marks on my sides I'm just wondering if instead of using the vicks vapour rub you could use something like the same just not the same name so like a different brand? Will it matter? Thankyou.
Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
Kara, stretch marks are caused by a zinc deficiency. Also Vitamin C is good for collagen (skin elasticity).
Replied by Tesalonica
Buenos Aires, Argentina
has anybody here tried vicks vaporub for more than a couple of days? I have read lots of testimonies about how good vicks is, or any remedy for that matter, but people only try it for a couple of days and already they are seeing improvement, which I suspect, it's not true. I would love to read a post about someone with really old stretch marks, more than 10 years, that has tried VICKS or any other thing for more than 6 MONTHS. There is no way one can see improvement in 2 days or 2 weeks.

Water   1  0   

Posted by Kenz (Phoenix, Az) on 09/15/2011

[YEA]  From what have learned from living in a dry climate, water is the most essential tool in stretch mark prevention. I drink a gallon daily. Another thing most women don't know is that most body washes contain chemicals that dry out the skin, causing susceptibility to stretch marks ( sodium laureth sulfate). This chemical also causes mutation of the skin cells and overactive sweat glands (from the dryness), leading to acne of face and body. Keep your body moisurized with oil ( I would recommend grapeseed oil because it doesn't clog pores), not lotions because they clog pores. I am prone to stretch marks and when I just rinse my body with warm water, it stays moisturized just fine! I don't get stretch marks when I do these things, just when I stop and my skin gets dried out. I hope this helps! Good luck to you!

Replied by Lauren
San Marcos, Tx
I agree. Water is a key component to maintaining skin elasticity. A good diet with lots of fibrous vegetables, using mild or natural cleansers on the skin and not showering every day are also important.
Replied by Mtlguy
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Yes water is super important!

Can someone explain to me a good way to heal scar tissue? It seems impossible without lasers I'd like to do it naturally. Thanks!!

Replied by Mmmm
Annapolis, Maryland
I drink a lot of water a day, shower daily, all that stuff, but my stretch marks were brutal and did not go away at all. I even poured it on myself to see if it would work - no difference. I have huge dark ones on my breasts, stomach, crotch, arms, buttocks, and handles.

You're going to need a lot more than water to prevent them.


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