Tia and Tamera Help New Mothers Get Rid Of Stretch Marks

Since becoming mothers, Tia and Tamera have also ventured into becoming entrepreneurs by creating their own company, Need Brands.  Need Brands creates and markets products geared towards new moms. Their first product was, Milky!, a herbal tea for breastfeeding moms and their lactating issues. The popular twins have now launched another product for new moms and quite possibly for all women an issue with stretch marks.  Stretchy! is touted as being “the only plant-based stretch mark treatment made with a big enough concentration of active ingredients to deliver real results.  It’s dermatologist recommended, vegan and never tested on animals.  And the best part is that it actually works!  It’s made with natural oils like argan and tamanu to moisturize and stimulate collagen production in your skin, as well as nourishing ingredients like cocoa butter, aloe vera and vitamin E to help fight against free radicals”.  The product currently sells for $17.99, which isn’t “that” expensive considering other products that claim to remove stretch marks can cost over $50.

Nowadays, every celebrity has a product that claims to do something. Not that there isn’t anything wrong with it, but these products most put their  name behind can easily be made in your own kitchen.  I used to fall prey to the new “it” product when it came to natural hair and skin creams until I realized how much I’m actually shelling out to other people and their businesses.  So I did what any money saver would do, I did my research and started to make my own creams and oils.

Stretch marks were an issue, up until a few years ago. But they just weren’t a pregnancy issue.  I remember having stretch marks as a kid, during a 3 inch growth spurt, and my grandmother would break pieces of aloe plant and oil me up. It wasn’t a fast fix, but it definitely worked.  Her use of aloe is what made me come up with my own concoction, that I still use even when there’s not a stretch mark in sight.

Below is my own cheap recipe, with products you can buy from just about any store.  Instead of shelling out money for the new “it” product, do your research and visit a site like Bulk Apothecary , and have fun with experimenting with different oils. But remember, not everything “natural” is good for you.  You may discover an allergy or two, just like I did when I experimented with shea butter, avocado, argan and almond oils.

 

1/2 cup virgin olive oil.
1/4 cup aloe vera gel.
1/4 extra virgin coconut oil
liquid from 6 capsules of Vitamin E.
liquid from 4 capsules of Vitamin A.
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender. After that pour the mixture into a jar and store it in the fridge. Apply the oil externally all over the places where the stretch marks commonly appear ( abdomen, hips, thighs and breasts ). Apply daily.

  • ….

    Does you recipe work on old (white) stretch marks or just the newer (red/purple) ones?

  • http://twitter.com/whitney1016 Whitney TenSixteen (@whitney1016)

    I don’t think there’s any way to get rid of stretch marks topically, since they are caused by breaks in the skin’s under layers. It’s kind of sad that they’re hocking this product that they know doesn’t work.

  • Simone L

    I definitely applaud their entrepreneurial spirit, especially with such a life changing event such as becoming a mother. It just kinda amazes me when celebrities become moms, they tend to write books, trying to give us a look into motherhood through their eyes. I do appreciate new and relevant information and products but Palmer’s Cocoa Butter line has its own stretch mark cream, which doesn’t work, just like Whitney TenSixteen said. It’s true. If I stretch the hell out of your shoes with my big ass feet, can you shrink that baggy ass piece of leather that just doesn’t cling to your foot like it used to? No. It won’t work. Traditional Medicinals has a tea geared towards pregnant moms and lactating moms, and the herb fenugreek helps with milk production as well(both sold at Whole Foods). Like I said, I applaud the twins on achieving their goals. However, let’s not try to reinvent the wheel that has been successfully rolling on its own for a while. Now, if they have a cream that can make your boobs as plump as they were pre pregnancy, I’m all ears. As long as I’m stuck with these pancakes, I’ll pass.

  • JM

    Cool! More biracial starlets to woo over. Sarcasm to be inserted.

  • http://www.lillian-mae.com KnottyNatural

    RE: As long as I’m stuck with these pancakes, I’ll pass.

    Are they a result of breast feeding?

  • Simone L

    yes. Expanding, then getting smaller multiplied by 3. I don’t regret breastfeeding, I just wish my boobs didn’t begin to resemble tube socks.

  • Starla

    I heard that taking collagen can boost the bust, also Fenugreek seed. But definitley do thorough research.

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  • dbsm

    well, it is supposed to be a combination of weight gain and loss plus hormonal changes…and not breastfeeding per se. i have examined women who have had no pregnancies and yet they have pendulous breasts…but typically, it is associated with pregnancy (hormones), period, whether you actually gave birth or not.

    you can try exercises that firm up the chest wall. but all in all, if you’re not pleased with your breast shape, the only thing left is surgery.

    and stretch marks cannot be eliminated other than surgery to cut the area and restretch it out (ie what Kate of John and Kate plus 8, and other women have done)

  • Gloria

    Wow I will try it! How long before results?

  • Gloria

    I was referring to your home remedy.

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