Stretch Marks & Scars

One of the questions I get the most on here and Instagram is about stretch mark prevention.

So excited to be partnering with Mederma today to share what I am using to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

the miller affect reviewing Mederma® Quick Dry Oil

Mederma® Quick Dry Oil

When I was 15 I got in a horrible car accident with my family while we were on our way out west for Thanksgiving. I was sitting in the passenger seat of our suburban and we rolled four times down the highway. We luckily landed upfront, but the windshield glass cut me up pretty good and I broke my left leg.

My mom broke so many bones I can’t even count and my little sister was life flighted. She broke her leg, hip, and also has scars (including one on her scalp where she got 36 stitches.) My other sister was driving the car, had a couple cuts, and was released from the hospital the same day. We were there for a week and then in wheelchairs for a couple of months because we all had pretty bad breaks in our legs and feet. My dad wasn’t in the car. We all had seat belt bruises. Those seat belts saved our lives and kept us all from being thrown from the car.

the miller affect sharing her scars form a car accident
the miller affect talking about maderma quick dry oil for scars
the miller affect using mederma quick dry oil

We ended up getting some money from insurance that I could use for plastic surgery to repair/get rid of all of my scars, or I could keep it in a trust until I was 18 and then use for whatever I wanted. I choose to NOT get the plastic surgery.

For the longest time I was soooo self conscious about each and every scar. I gained confidence with the help of friends and some of the guys I dated. None of them cared about the scars and many of them, like Troy, seemed to think they added value haha. He thinks they are cool!

When I first started blogging I would use an editing app and brush them out of all of the pictures. I don’t do that anymore. I don’t want to teach my readers that you have to be perfect. No one is perfect. I am slowly learning to embrace all of my flaws.

Over time, with the help of Mederma products, my scars have been visibly reduced. They aren’t near as red and a lot of the abrasions have gone down so they aren’t as noticeable.

When Maderma came out with their Quick Dry Oil I immediately grabbed it!I have been using it a couple times a week on my belly and while I have it out I use it on all of my scars.

Mederma® Quick Dry Oil:

the miller affect using maderma quick dry oil for stretch marks

the miller affect using Mederma for stretch marks

Here are some of the highlights-

  • Quick Dry Oil. This oil goes on so easily an dries immediately so you don’t have to worry about it getting all over your clothes and furniture.
  • Proprietary Cepalin® to help improve overall appearance of scars and stretch marks.
  • Chamomile and ginger extract to help reduce redness and blotchiness.
  • Paraben, Aluminum, Fragrance, and Dye Free.
  • Sweet Almond, Rose Hip, & Sunflower oils quickly nourish and moisturize the skin.
  • Skin care for: Scars, Stretch Marks, Uneven Skin Tone, Dry Skin.

Mederma is a #1 doctor recommended brand. I have used and loved all of their products for years, and have NO VISIBLE STRETCH MARKS so far in this pregnancy. You could chalk this up to genetics or the continued use of this Mederma Quick Dry Oil. We may never know! I just know my stomach feels so soft after using this product!

Grab this Quick Dry Oil for yourself HERE!

PS- I completely forgot to share a picture of the scar I have that runs through the underside of my arm where I got 26 stitches! I will have to show you a video of that today on my Instagram Stories! In fact, I will show them all close up on stories when this post is live!

Sleep Set:

I got this sleep set from Mi Golondrina. Check out the website here, and you may want to contact them for a sleep set since I am not seeing where I can link it from their site! They have beautiful dresses and tops too!

XOX Amanda

Photos by Adria Lea

This post is sponsored by Mederma. All product reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Partnerships like these make The Miller Affect possible.

2 Comments

  1. Taylor
    October 10, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    I have had 56 surgeries for hips and legs over the last 25 years kf my life. I have been so self conscious that I don’t put myself out in the dating world often. Thank you for sharing your post and showing it’s ok to have scars!

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Taylor,
      You will find someone who LOVES YOUR SCARS! Troy thinks mine are sexy haha! It doesn’t make or break us and it took me so long to find that out too!
      xox Amanda

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