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    Quote Originally Posted by RunawayPrincess View Post
    My only tip with regards to stretch marks is to accept that there is nothing you can do to prevent them. Creams, butters and oils don't penetrate deep enough into the layers of skin, stretch marks are deeper than the creams/oils can penetrate.
    Generally it's all down to genetics, which you can't change or improve.

    I didn't use anything during either of my pregnancies, and I didn't get any.
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    If you want to use a cream just use one you love, that feels nice to you and leave it at that. I am just using a regular moisturiser that i already had when my belly itches and some oils i already had just because it feels nice. With my last pregnancies i spend lots of time and money using all these products hoping to stop stretchmarks - it didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunawayPrincess View Post
    My only tip with regards to stretch marks is to accept that there is nothing you can do to prevent them. Creams, butters and oils don't penetrate deep enough into the layers of skin, stretch marks are deeper than the creams/oils can penetrate.
    Generally it's all down to genetics, which you can't change or improve.

    I didn't use anything during either of my pregnancies, and I didn't get any.
    This ^^ Except I did use bio oil and still got them. It's genetics, and further more a lot of those creams contain toxic chemicals which can have very harmful side effects. If I'd known then what I know now I never would have bought bio oil at all.

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    Default What stretch mark cream / oil do you use?

    I used this and didn't get any stretch marks on my tummy:

    http://www.myrtleandtuppence.com.au/...tic-belly-balm

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    Agree with others that no lotion/ cream is going to prevent stretch marks. I got a very dry itchy belly when preg with DS, so used a homemade body butter. I didn't get any stretch marks, but don't attribute that to moisturising.

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    I use Bio oil, not to stop stretch marks (which is pointless as pp mentioned), but because it soaks in well and stops my tummy itching. My skin feels a little more relaxed now too, and its nice to have a tummy rub

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    Default What stretch mark cream / oil do you use?

    Hemp body butter from body shop

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    Default What stretch mark cream / oil do you use?

    Rose hip oil to help fade my previous ones from being a fatty

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    Default What stretch mark cream / oil do you use?

    I haven't started using any yet but my mum reckons almond oil.

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    I used palmers cocoa butter and bio oil.... my stomach looks like Kansas after a tornado... lines of destruction everywhere! LOL!

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    I used bio oil through my entire pregnancy with DS1 and didn't get a single stretch mark.


 

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