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Stretch marks- upper arms

(6 Posts)
Antihelicopterparents Mon 18-Jul-11 21:30:11

Hi, after many years of being really overweight have finally managed to get down to a size 10. ( Hooray !) Problem is now I can finally wear strappy tops, I have awful stretch marks on the top of my arms which I have had for 20 years ! Have tried false tan but they are still really noticeable. Any ideas ? Does anything work or do I still have to cover up ?

wileycoyote Mon 18-Jul-11 23:07:24

Well done, good for you. Not sure about this Heli, but I don't think they will go but they will fade. Bio oil is meant to be good.

Fuzzled Tue 19-Jul-11 19:03:08

Seconded for bio oil.
And can I ask (if it's not too impertinent!) have you had bingo wings and shifted them? And if so -HOW?!

Antihelicopterparents Tue 19-Jul-11 22:08:32

Not impertinent at all Fuzzled ! Am so pleased with my weight loss but the two areas that are still flabby are my tummy and my upper arms. I guess this is because while I love walking and cycling, the only way to tone up these areas is the gym and I really CBA !! Have heard of Bio oil, will give it a try. Thank you ladies .

strictlovingmum Wed 20-Jul-11 09:41:34

Well done, have you tried "Bio Oil" it works on stretch marks well.
It won't make them go away completely, but it will soften them, and make them less noticeable.
After two pregnancies and two giant babies, my lower tummy area was left and I am not joking, looking like geographical map, Bio Oil helped, they are still there, but less visible.

snoozingbeauty Thu 21-Jul-11 09:40:51

I'm not mad on Bio Oil and it's not exactly cheap either. I had this problem after losing weight after my first baby and what worked for me to tighten up and improve skin quality was this serum from Mama Mio Lasted for ages too. I used it under one of their other stretch mark creams and I was in sleeveless tops after a few weeks smile

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