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    You can't prevent them but some natural things you use are pure vitamin e oil, jojoba oil, almond oil etc. I am a fan all of those and they are what I use, still covered in stretch marks but it feels nice and helps them fade.

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    I like coconut and even olive oil to moisturise. I have no stretch marks but it's just genetics; I don't bother using any cream or oil half the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Is Vit E a chemical? genuine question btw
    Yup. Technically speaking everything is a chemical, including water, essential oils and orange juice (just to name some random stuff that wouldn't normally think of as chemicals).
    This is something I have learnt from my DF who is an Industrial Chemist with 20 years experience chemical manufacturing as well as a chemistry degree. He has been involved in formulating and manufacturing all sorts of products from cleaning goods (household and industrial), timber finishes/paints, therapeutic goods, leather care goods, pharmaceuticals, vet shampoos, sun creams and many other products. He'd be happy to answer any questions about chemicals and products because there is a lot of incorrect information 'out there' as well as dodgy marketing ploys.

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    Default Stretch mark solutions minus the chemicals?

    I'm more concerned about sulphates etc that what I meant

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    I never got any stretchmarks but oil based products are best such as coconut oil or vit E oil. I think if your prone to stretchmarks you will get them no matter what but a good oil will help with the itching. Also you should be drinking lots of water to stay hydrated.

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    Organic Rosehip Oil - it's amazing for preventing stretch marks and fading existing stretch marks or scars, and is made from 100% organic rosehip oil which has amazing effects on the skin. You can pick some up from Priceline or even Myer or David Jones.

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    oh yes the itching lol I could have scratched my belly to pieces without Vit E oil...

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    Believe me I tried everything...nothing helped! None of the moisturisers got down the layer where all the damage is done (the epidermal or dermal layer...whichever one it is)...so yeh, sorry, you'll either get them or you won't. And they'll fade yes but they'll never go away, I also don't think moisturisers help with them fading either. But hey...feels nice rubbing stuff on your belly so why not? I thought I was immuned as I didn't get any at all until the last 4 weeks of my first pregnancy (and she was 2 weeks late) and nooooooooooooo no such luck!

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    Default Stretch mark solutions minus the chemicals?

    I don't believe it's genetics my whole family doesn't have stretch marks except me :s maybe I'm adopted lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I don't believe it's genetics my whole family doesn't have stretch marks except me :s maybe I'm adopted lol
    It can skip generations .. But then again.. Maybe you are adopted!!


 

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