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Clarins Tonic body treatment oil

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April241 Fri 16-Sep-16 22:13:16

Has anyone tried this post baby? Currently 34 weeks with twins and my lower tum is covered is large angry (and very itchy) stretchmarks. Been looking into oils and creams I can use afterwards to help reduce the marking as while I'm not overly bothered by it, it would be nice if I could help fade them a little. Also hoping it might help with firming as I'm sure I'm going to have quite a saggy tum afterwards.

Have used lots of Clarins facial skincare and makeup before and always loved their products but never tried body products.

Whatsername17 Sat 17-Sep-16 08:11:20

I've not used it but I'd recommend moisturising regularly with an oil type moisturiser as it's the best was to combat the itching. I only got a couple of marks with my dd after she went over due and they faded really quickly and I can't see them now. I used bio oil. This time around I've been using Johnsons on wet skin straight out of the shower. If you choose to breastfeed you will find that helps. As I was feeding dd I could feel my tummy contracting back. You skin will feel really weird immediately post birth. I remember watching the midwife palmate my uterus to check all was OK and it was so squidgy her hand was practically enveloped! It doesn't last though. A few weeks after giving birth you wouldn't have known I'd been pregnant and my tummy looked normal. When I say normal - I mean like it did before: more like the women in a Renaissance painting than a celebrity new mum. I've never been a honed and toned kinda girl! More slim and curvy. Good luck with your twins x

Whatsername17 Sat 17-Sep-16 08:12:10

Palpate^ no idea what palmate is!

April241 Sat 17-Sep-16 12:33:04

Thanks Whats. I tried bio oil in the second trimester and ended up with an awful rash so I stopped but I'll look into other oils, will need to figure out what ingredient caused the rash actually incase it happens again. I was a size 12 pre-pregnancy and always had a bit of a podgy tum so if it goes back to that I'll be happy smile

Nanasueathome Sat 17-Sep-16 12:38:21

Decleor Prolagene is very good

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