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I know stretch marks can't be prevented by creams, but even so, what are you using on your tummy? I've just been using regular lotion out of the shower, but I think I might switch to something a little more intensive...just not sure what!
I haven't found the need to do aynthing differently yet... My skin stays pretty happy in the summer though, I may need something more powerful when the dry winter weather kicks in.
I was using the Palmer's coco butter cream and also used their lotion, but was going through it fast - I moisturize the belly 2-3 time a day and also used those ones on the rest of my body once a day. Now I am using St. Ives Collagen Elastin lotion. It's a huge pump bottle and much more cost-effective. Smells light and pretty and absorbs really well.
I do think there really is no proven way to prevent stretch marks, but I think that staying really well hydrated would help more than anything - the marks happen well below the surface, not on it. It just seems to make sense because drinking lots of water is so good for your skin (and the rest of you).
I've been using a C. Booth's bath/shower oil. I rub it on while I'm still wet, before I get out of the shower. Even though it is an oil, it absorbs really well and doesn't leave me feeling greasy.
i use bella b's tummy honey butter, and i love it! it's not real expensive either, and a little goes a long way. it's really cheap on amazon.
it's like a balm, and looks like it would be greasy, but it's not at all. plus, it sinks into my skin really quick but yet i can feel it all day/night. i use it twice a day!
it says it's for stretchmark prevention, and i know everyone says you can't prevent them, but it's awesome for moisturizing and why not try to prevent those suckers in the meantime? my sister used it, and never got one single stretch mark, even though my mother did.
Bodycology body creme after my morning shower and Palmer's Tummy Butter before bed.
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shear22:cocoa butter..but I'm going to have to switch to something else because the smell has started making me sick!
This is why I can't/don't use cocoa butter...I can't stand the smell!
Dermology stretch mark prevention cream for every day use and I got Trilastin to use every other day.
JerryLaines:I started off using the "expensive" creams because I was petrified of stretch marks but soon realized that its all genetics. So now I just use Bert's bees mama bee belly butter. I love it, no scent and it isn't sticky or anything.
I was doing the same thing. Found Bert's bees and love it. Doesn't leave me sticky like the other stuff.
erincourtney17:I am using Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. You can get it at Whole Foods. It comes in a large tub and last for a long time. I have had a few friends use it and it really moisturizes!
YUM! Sending the hubby to get some of this tonight (he works right next to a Whole foods)!
I use either Bio Oil, or Mother's Special Blend oil from Whole Foods.
They are both a little greasy but I take a bath every night, put my oil on, then I hang out in my undies all night:) I don't use them in the morning so my clothes don't get greasy.
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