As I understand it, cocoa butter lotion will actually reduce stretch marks.
My ex-mother-in-law had 9 children and used cocoa butter through out all of her pregnancies and did not have any marks on her body. She is the only person I know of that actually used that stuff religously and so she is the only person I can say it worked for.
Otherwise, I would not buy into the idea of a vitamin helping with this otherwise plastic surgeons would be worried because they would have real competition.
Just take a regular daily one-a-day and use cocoa butter and see if that helps out.
I actually used up a whole bottle of the palmer's stuff just recently, atleast putting it on once a day and I think I see a little bit less stretch marks. The problem is i'm not pregnant or anything, I just have these stretch marks from once being fat. Myabe the palmer's is better at preventing them.
Thanks for the insight though! Right now that is what I am doing.
Yes vitamin k is good for bruises and spider veins.. But will not help much for scars or stretch marks.
100% cocoa butter (palmer's is ok) will do wonders for stretch marks, but you can't just put it on your skin like a skin lotion and expect it to work. You must rub it into your skin until there is virtually nothing left, and do this twice a day. It will reduce stretch marks a great deal, if not make them disappear all together.
Vitamin e is your other solution, for both stretch marks and scars. (i.E. Older stretch marks that have left scars, or acne scars, etc.) however, use 100% pure vitamin e oil and rub it into your skin. The most inexpensive pure vitamin e you will find are the capsules from any health store. Usually you would swallow them with water. But if you crack open the gel-caps in your hand, you will have 100% pure vitamin e oil, no additives. Rub this into your skin. (it's odourless) and watch your scars disappear... You will have noticable improvement in only a few days, and most light scars will disappear in weeks.
Finally, if you're still worried about stretch marks... Tanning / tanning salons will help even out your skin tone.
I got this stuff the other day that's 100% pure vitamin e oil but in the ingredients it says 100% pure vitamin e oil concentrate, and ascorbyl palmintate. Do you think it's the real stuff? All i'm using it for right now is my scars on my hand.
I can't get vitamin k over the counter, only the 31% it had in centrum. And I want to take it for my bruising; I bruise easily, especially on my legs. It'd gotten better though.
I finished a whole bottle of palmer's in about 12 days, and I always rub in all my lotion, no matter what it's for. Right now I am using skin firming moisturizer from nivea twice a day, because that's another problem I have. Do you think this stuff works??
Oh, I went to this beauty product supply place and I asked the lady at the counter what she would recommend for stretch marks. She showed me some expensive things then she said, truthfully, I should go get a 100% pure cocoa butter stick from walgreens and use that instead. Do you think that'll work?