Stretch mark creams...

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  1. kristen77

    kristen77 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,

    Just wondered what (if any) you were using?? I have been told to use bio-oil in the morning and Palmers cocoa butter stretch mark cream in the evening. Have been using them for about a week now as I've told I need to get my skin in good condition...? What's anyone else using? Or am I jumping the gun?!!

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  2. Shazzy-babee

    Shazzy-babee mummy

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    i just just coco butter, i only started using it a fews ago after i noticed strech marks on my bum, luckly none on my belly yet (fingers crossed it stays that way) but i use that twice aday

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  3. Rachel S

    Rachel S Well-Known Member

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    I think stretch marks are largely genetic, so ask your mum if she has many. I think using creams can't help, because you need to keep your skin hydrated. I use bio oil in the morning and at night I mix it with Nivea q10 lotion and slather it all over my tum and boobies.
     
  4. littlebuddha

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    I put about 5 drops of bio oil in the bath because I don't like greasy hands, when I get out it's all soaked in and shimmery :)

    P.s I think although genetic, prevention is better then cure with stretchmarks so its not a bad idea to start early as, you never know how early you'll get a bump! x
     
  5. kristen77

    kristen77 Well-Known Member

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    ooooh, great tip littlebuddah! also, it will stop my OH getting in with me and taking up all the space!!! x





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  6. Maybe baby

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    i am using bio oil all over...great tip about bath xx
     
  7. MissE007

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    I've just bought something called 'Pregnacare', although I guess Bio Oil is pretty good too. I say start early, the earlier the better!

    My mother has absolutely no stretchmarks on her stomach, and with my first pregnancy neither did I until about 32 ish weeks.

    At first I was like "ha! see no stretchmarks!" until then - BAM!!! a million in one go, and I must say I do regret it nearly four years later, as I used nothing but regular creams. Lol

    This time I'm on damage limitation, so I can say - although the chances are that if it's gong to happen it will to some degree - there's no harm in trying! And I'm definitely trying this time!
     
  8. Babynumber1

    Babynumber1 Mum of 1 & Pregnant

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    Im only 8 weeks or so and i have just been using my normal aloe vera& cucomber vaslene body lotion at mo as i dont know if my skin is stretching just yet,but i do have palmers coco butter for stretch marks and the bio oil ready :) xx
     
  9. pinktaffy

    pinktaffy Well-Known Member

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    my sister has 2 children all she used was baby oil she bathed init and rubbed sum on her belly and she doesnt have 1 stretch mark at all, u would swear she hasn had kids shes so lucky. so im going to do wat she did and hope im as lucky
     
  10. cbear

    cbear Mummy to Aidan

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    With my DS i used avent dry oil spray. It was non greasy and i could feel the difference, plus it smells delish!
     
  11. Miss-Boo

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    I use bio oil when I can be bothered to rub it all in, and palmers cocoa butter when I can't, as it soaks in easier.
    I get stretch marks easily so I don't think I can stop them :(
     
  12. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I have some regular lotion and some palmer's. I use them both from time to time (when I remember).
     

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