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Stretch marks

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 4:14 AM
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Sooo I didn't have stretch marks until a few days before I delivered my son, but I guess maybe they were there the whole time and I just noticed them after he was born because my tummy wast stretched anymore. So my question to all you ladies who didnt /don't get stretch marks is: how in the F do you do it? Which kind of cream do you use? And what about the ladies who DID get some marks, whether they be small like mine but multiple, or one big purple one: how do you treat them now? I use bio oil and cocoa butter sticks to try to minimize them.
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alexis_06
by AnnaLisa on Jan. 31, 2013 at 4:16 AM

 you are already using what i was gonna suggest! bio oil is AMAZING!!

frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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It is all in the genes unfortunately and keeping hydrated plays a big part.   I have them on my thighs and upper butt of all places LOL.

beadingmom17
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:08 AM
If genetics dictate that you'll get them, no amount of creams/oils will prevent it.

However, they will fade in time. I got horrible ones...they're still around (they were really bad...some up to an inch thick) but have faded to skin color and aren't red/purple anymore.
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ambermario4ever
by Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Mine don't bother me. I will proudly wear a bikini and show them off once I loose all the extra weight in my stomach

AleaKat
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:33 AM
Mederma is the greatest thing ever!!
It's like 4o a bottle but it lasts a while and it really lightened my marks.
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skittlebeans88
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:34 AM
I use Palmers stretch mark lotion at least twice a day. On my second pregnancy, and no stretch marks yet
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breebree04
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Its all about your skin type. Doesnt matter if you use creams or not, Ive heard alot of people say if your mother got them you will more than likely get them and so far I have found that to be true with myself and others that I know got them. Mine have faded to skin color but can still see them and got a few big ones. I hated them for along time all through my 20s but now that Im in my 30s Im more just like whatever Ive had a couple kids what do you do. Cant ever get rid of them so figure I might as well just get over it :)

breebree04
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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 You go girl! You must have an amazing amount of confidence. I would die before I would ever wear a bikini again lol but good for you!


Quoting ambermario4ever:

Mine don't bother me. I will proudly wear a bikini and show them off once I loose all the extra weight in my stomach


 

Queen_Bree
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:54 AM

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yroder2003
by Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:45 PM
I used publix brand cocoa butter. Lathered it on every night, a lot that it took a few minutes to absorb lol. I only gained 20lbs though so that might of had something to do with it.
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