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    Default Stretch marks???

    I am 30 weeks pregnant with my first, I am starting to get stretch marks not many but wondering what tips and tricks everyone used to get rid of them or avoid getting more? Iv been using bio oil after I shower, what's your advice?

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    You can't stop them.
    Nature can be a B&T@H!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgul View Post
    You can't stop them.
    Nature can be a B&T@H!!
    Hahaha noooo!! That's not the answer I wanted lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgul View Post
    You can't stop them.
    Nature can be a B&T@H!!
    This!

    If your going to get them, you will. It is to do with the elasticity of your skin. All the creams and things just don't work! The people who use them and don't get stretch marks most likely wouldn't have got them anyway.
    Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    This!

    If your going to get them, you will. It is to do with the elasticity of your skin. All the creams and things just don't work! The people who use them and don't get stretch marks most likely wouldn't have got them anyway.
    Sorry
    This Bio Oil fades them afterwards though....well it did for my sister anyway and every inch of her belly was covered with the suckers

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    I got heaps of stretchies on my hips when I went through puberty so I thought for sure I'd end up covered in them after pregnancy.

    I've been using coconut oil on my bump and despite me being absolutely ginormous, I don't have any stretchies on my bump!

    it stays that way as I still have two weeks to go...

    I think any moisturiser will help with your skins elasticity but you need to take Vitamin C for your skins collagen as well.

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    DD1 likes to use cocoa butter. She got some stretchmarks with rapid growth during puberty and claims cocoa butter helped reduce them.

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    Sadly you can't stop them, I am 38 weeks with my first and my lower belly looks like a road map! Whereas my mum who had different skin to me (I take after my dad, sadly!) had only a couple around an old appendix scar even after 11 children!

    I've been using Palmers Butter as I found before I was preg that a scar I'd had for years had faded considerably since using it, so I'm hoping continued use will help fade these lines.

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    It's internal. You can apply topical creams and it MAY help somewhat, but it won't prevent them or remove them once they're there.

    It's generally genetics that'll decide it - generally, if you get them during puberty, you'll get them during pregnancy.

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    I'm afraid there isn't much you can do.. Try to drink plenty of water and keep using the bio oil.


 

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