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#1 of 6 Old 07-17-2014, 01:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have a good way to hydrate the skin and minimize the amount of stretch marks you get? I got a ton with DS and maybe one with DD and I am feeling the stretch in my skin already. I keep putting coconut oil on, some lavender essential oils and some shea butter on. Anything else I can do? My belly goes straight out and i am really feeling it.

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I dh great success with korkum oil(spelling might be wrong) I ordered it for mountain rose herbs. The only pain is it has to be heated up to use because it's melting point is nowhere near coconut oil bit I think that is why it worked for me anyway. Best
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I have been using a dropper full of argan oil with my aloe lotion. Hopefully it works, seems to be so far.

I think it's just important to stay moisturized.

I got a ton of stretch marks with DD and none with DS. When I was pregnant with DD we lived up north and the heat was on, drying out my skin. I didn't use enough lotion/oil so my skin could stretch smoothly. When I got out of the shower, I just wanted to dry off and get dressed because it was freezing.
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Do you get much gelatin in your diet? Gelatin is collagen which is what keeps your skin stretchy. Homemade broth, homemade jello (just gelatin a fruit juice), even hydrolyzed gelatin in tea and smoothies are all good ways to increase your consumption. I've also heard that poor core strength contributes to stretch marks because there's more pressure on your skin, maybe a belly support band would be helpful too,

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I believe drinking plenty of water is important too.
I don't use any oils, lotions or eat gelatin and am on my 6th pg with no major stretch marks (thank the Lord!).
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I recently read that genetics plays a huge role in whether or not you get stretch marks and the severity of them.

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