They say that time heals all wounds, but they’re wrong.
Time has not healed my stretch marks, even after 5 years!
I ended up with stretch marks during my first pregnancy, despite my daily application of bio-oil and shea butter. I managed to avoid any new marks in my second and third pregnancies, but the ravines in my skin seemed like a permanent new addition. Sure, the redness faded, but I kept searching for something… anything… that would help!
I tried professional creams, I tried homemade organic lotions, I tried cold-pressed lingonberry oil (did you know that was a thing?? I didn't!)
But nothing seemed to do the trick.
I stumbled upon a wonderful solution when I was in need of serious help post-sepsis. My joints were terrible inflamed, I had a hard time getting around, even succumbing to a wheelchair. I started taking pro-biotics, fish oil, and turmeric, but they didn’t help. Then I ordered collagen from Dr. Axe.
After my first smoothie with collagen powder, I instantly had more strength and within weeks my joint pain was gone! Now, my rapid results came from my tremendously depleted system, it seems that most people experience more gradual results. But, the unplanned bonus from the beautiful collagen powder was a huge improvement on my stretch marks.
Here’s what is it and why it was so effective:
“Collagen is a protein made up from amino acids, including the amino acids proline, glycine, and arginine. In fact, collagen is so important that it makes up approximately 30 percent of all the proteins in the body, and is found all over the body—in tendons, ligaments, bones and much more. You might say that collagen is the “glue” that holds us together because it truly is. Collagen is found only in animals, mostly in the flesh and connective tissue, and it’s the second most common substance in the body—second only to water. It’s well known for how it supports overall skin health.† Many people try to improve their skin with lotions and potions from the outside, but my collagen protein can help support healthy skin from the inside out.† How cool is that?”
I also grabbed a pumice stone to help exfoliate my skin and assist in the rejuvenating process, and I’m really thankful, and impressed with the results.
Sometimes the best answers come from where we’d least expect it!
Have a great week!
*please note, this opinion is my own and I was not compensated monetarily or with products for a review.
Is a wife, mother of four, author of Re:Birth, and lover of afternoon naps.