Best stretch mark cream?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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222 posts
Helper bee

Jerrica1982 :  Thank you! Yes, I use both but not at the same time. Some wraps are lotion some are bio oil. I started when my bump was bumpin and  noticible; around 17 weeks. Before that, I just casually lotioned after the shower like usual. 

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Jerrica1982 :  Sorry but studies show that nothing will work if you are going to get them. I used lotion with vitamin E anyway for much of my pregnancy.  They just started showing up last week, faintly enough that my husband thought I was crazy.  Today, in natural lighting, it was very, very obvious (38 wks).  Your best bet, as others said is genetics. Also trying not to grow too quickly – eat a healthy diet, keep exercising when feasible, try not to add your baby weight too fast but rather evenly.  Good luck.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee

After seeing my mother’s and sisters stretchmarks… I’ll be trying this stuff when the time comes. It’s called StrataMark. My sister gave me a brochure for it after we got married lol. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Genetics aside, I’m just about 36 weeks pregnant, and as someone who has a few marks on my hips and inner thighs from puberty, I figured I would also get them during pregnancy. I have not (yet) but as a preventative measure I have used the Honest Company Belly Balm after every shower – it isn’t too greasy but also has helped to keep my skin super soft/hydrated and I haven’t had any itching either. I can’t remember exactly, but I think I got a lot of my teenage stretch marks when I lost weight, so wouldn’t be surprised if that happens after I give birth…but for the time being, I really think this has helped me from having dry skin and other issues that can come with a growing belly.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ve been using Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter, I love it!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

I”m 39 weeks and have used Palmers mayyyyybe once a week and don’t have any. Neither did my mom or sister. If they run in the family, I’m afraid there isn’t much you can do about it. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I do think it’s genetics. I’ve had friends who, no matter what they did to try to prevent, they got them anyway.  My mom got them with me, and I feel like I’ll get them too whenever I get pregnant. I mean I’ll try all the preventative things haha but I won’t get my hopes up. 

I think trying to not gain too much weight and exercise is the way to go 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

You cannot prevent them. If they’re going to happen, they’re going to happen, no matter what $50 oil you bathe in daily.

I used regular lotion to combat itchiness. My stomach got few new stretch marks (I did have some from losing/gaining weight in the past already). 

My sister used bio oil daily and got TONS of strech marks.

Totally luck of the draw genetically. Sorry!

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