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britc23 posted:
okay i dont have a tip im looking for a tip on how to not get stretch marks well how to TRY and prevent them from happening lol, all i know is drink lots and lots of water cause hydrated skin stretches better than dehydrated, but any tips would be greatly appreciated
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jlc78 responded:
It's all genetic. If you're gonna get them, your gonna get them.
Me(32) DH(33) and our babes DS(3) DD(2) and Baby 3 due 8/4 ... yellow team!
 
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kimberly1829 responded:
My doc indicated before that basically, it has alot to do with genetics, but for me I have REALLY dry skin and live in a very dry climate, so a very thick body butter without many chemicals or ingredients will help my skin not crack and cause additional scaring.

Unfortunately, its just one of those things that comes with pregnancy!
 
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Powermad responded:
Hi, its not genetic at all, I mean, if you don't hydrate ur skin, you are bound to get them. Here in Argentina we have a bodylotion called DERMAGLOS. It's a very thick, no perfume, greasy lotion, full of vitamins, you just wear it everyday and NO STRETCHMARKS! Choose a good bodylotion.
 
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BDlady35 responded:
My beautician said that the best thing to use to avoid stretch marks is the combination of "Cocoa butter" & "Vitamin E oil". As soon as you can start using this on your skin, better off you are. She had no stretch marks because she used this combination everyday. I am planning to do the same.
Good luck!
 
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loyal1982 responded:
Strechmarks are also caused by gaining too much weight too fast. So eat healthy so the pounds don't come on too quickly.
 
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crystalr159 responded:
I have heard its genetic to get stretch marks. My aunt when she was pregnant with both of hers use cocoa butter and vitaim e oil twice a day every day and she doesnt have one mark on her body. I started doing the same thing last night. Im hoping for the same as her.
Crystal(24) Vince(22) BFP 7/31/11
 
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KBratt responded:
It is genetics...with DD I lost 17lbs through out my pregnancy, I drank TONS of water & used Palmer's Stretch Mark cream twice a day EVERYDAY, & I still got them...

So I was not dehydrated, did not have dry skin & definitely did not gain weight rapidly but still got them.
 
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loyal1982 replied to KBratt's response:
I agree. I've been using cocoa butter all this time and now I've noticed some strech marks on my boobs.


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