Vitamina E 1
My abuela has been telling me for years to massage my knees with vitamin E and I've yet to see them disappear. That's because it doesn't actually work. According to Dr. Jaliman, vitamin E doesn't have enough active ingredients to help rebuild the broken elastin tissue that's a result of stretch marks. So leave it for your scars and wounds chica!
Shea butter 2
"It hydrates and it can help prevent stretch marks from forming, but it's not going to help get rid of them," Dr. Jaliman says. She recommends applying a generous amount of cocoa butter throughout pregnancy for preventative measures. But don't expect it to help existing ones fade away.
Coconut oil 3
"Avocado oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter," are all great for preventing because they keep skin moisturized,"Dr. Jaliman adds. But that's it girl!
Diet has absolutely NOTHING to do with the formulation of stretch marks. It might have an effect on cellulite, but not on these criss-crossed scars.
Herbal tea 6
Nope, these won't cut it either!
This is probably one of the biggest Latina myths ever. Plastic wraps don't help anything girl--not stretch marks, not cellulite, not weight loss--nada!
The spoon 8
I grew up hearing that if you place a metal spoon in the fridge for a few hours and then press it against your skin, it would help prevent the skin from stretching. I can't believe so many of us believed this!
Olive oil 9
Another oil that can help in terms of preventing stretch marks but not banishing existing ones.