Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sponsored: Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream

Hands up if you have been fat and lost weight! Now, hands up if you’re a mother! (That is if you have enough hands to raise one up. I know how busy mummies can get.)

Chances are, this cream I’m going to talk about is going to benefit you. How does a bikini-able body sound? Okay if you’re not into bikinis, how about just having really smooth fair skin?

I used to be really fat. And I mean like 67kg kind of fat. And I’m all of what, 1.62m tall? 

So after I’ve lost some weight (I’m going to emphasize some because I have quite a bit more to go), I realized I have stretch marks on both of my upper thighs, my lower back, and according to Wu Yilin laoshi of Lady First she said I have them on my arms near the armpit, even though I stared really hard and couldn’t find it. So yah, thighs and lower back. I say. Lol.

What are stretch marks?
They are breaks in the elastic fibres under the surface of the skin, when the body grows faster than the skin can keep up with. This disrupts the normal production of collagen, and causes some form of scarring to occur, and this kind of scarring is termed as stretch marks. So it explains why during pregnancy, when you gain like 10kg in a few months, stretch marks occur. They also happen during puberty, when you suddenly shoot up.

Come to think of it, the ones on my lower back could be due to that and not fat. Hmmm…

Stretch marks begin as pink lines, and may be itchy. Then they will enlarge in length and width and appear reddish or purplish. Matured stretch marks lose their reddish/purplish hue and start to look pale white/silver. They may also feel depressed and irregular in shape and length.

The bad news is you can never totally eliminate them, ever. You can’t prevent them from happening either. 90% of pregnant women get it. And many obese people too.

The good news is, most stretch marks will fade over time. If you give it enough time, that is. There are also aesthetic treatments like laser procedures that can be done to minimize their appearance, and these might be costly. If you wish to save some moolah, here’s where Gly Derm comes in. More on that later.

Mine, from the looks of it, are all matured ones, and they aren’t horribly obvious. I’m guessing they might already have faded a little, but hey, if I can get rid of it or hasten the fading process, why not, right?

Here are my gross marks. Never before shown pictures. And areas. Get ready:

This is the view of my back. No touch up. Zilch. Which is why I don't like wearing bikinis in front of people I'm not familiar with, apart from not having a good body, I have these ugly stretch mark scars, and super dry skin.

Close-up.

This is my left upper thigh. The arrows basically point you to the stretch marks, if you are oblivious enough.

Right thigh.

Urgh. Sorry I had to spoil your appetite. And your image of me. (If there was any to begin with lol) >.<


So how does Gly Derm help?

1. It is specially formulated with Tri-Derm actives that help with rebuilding collagen and regaining skin elasticity.

2. Helps to improve skin colour and reduce the size of stretch marks.

3. Initial results may be seen in just 3 weeks of usage.

4. Although continued usage is recommended for a more complete, long term effect.

5. Dermatologically tested. Meaning it has been tested on human skin. If you are worried that your skin might be sensitive it’s always wise to do a skin test first, by applying a small amount on the inside of your wrist or behind your ear. =)

6. Clinically proven. You know it’ll work. You just have to be diligent and USE IT REGULARLY!

7. Preservative-free and fragrance-free. So no worries even if you have sensitive skin!


How to Use?

Pour enough amount of Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream onto palm.

Gently massage the cream into the skin in a circular motion, twice a day, morning and night.

And oh, it is best applied on moist skin after bathing.


Results?
These pictures are after 3 weeks of continued usage. Verdict? You be the judge.
Lower Back (After)

 Before                                                                             After

Not soooooo dry anymore right? I do think I can be a bit more liberal with my application. ^.^


Left Upper Thigh (After)

Before                                                   After

 I do notice my skin being smoother and the stretch mark not looking so deep and "cracked".

Right Upper Thigh (After)


Before                                                                After                     

Not so obvious anymore right????

Of course, to see more obvious results, you have to use diligently for a longer period of time. If I can see this in 3 weeks, maybe in 3 months' time they will look like they're not there! Can't wait! 

I'll reward you with a nice picture after sitting through all that with me. Lol. 
Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream is available at all major pharmacies at $14.90 and $23.90 for 60ml and 125ml respectively. You can find out more about this stretch mark cream at glydermasia.com.

1 comment:

  1. Tried Gly Derm after seeing it on TV and on a lot of blogs. I thought it was worth a try. I used it consistently for around 2 months (and counting) and I'd say I'm pretty happy with the results so far. The redness of my stretch marks has gone down a lot. :)

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