Am currently 30 wks and don't have any stretch marks (yet!). A friend bought me some stretch mark oil and keeps questioning why I'm not using it.. I've explained I don't have any yet, but I guess she thinks I'm being ungrateful. So my question is, is prevention better than cure? Does it make a difference if you use it before, during or after (or not at all!) ?
You're meant to use bio oil daily from the second trimester to prevent sm. that said, lots of people don't get them. Personally, I'm covering myself in it at 17 weeks just to be sure! I'd rather waste £10 on oil than miss using something that actually did prevent them
I didn't get one single stretch mark until AFTER DD was born. My stomach grew quite slowly in comparison to how quickly it 'emptied'.
Stretch marks are also all down to collagen and elasticity so applying something like bio-oil will help with the elasticity aspect. Some women find that no matter how many expensive or popular products they use, they can't them! X
Bio oil helps them heal after they've been created, fading them the same way it does to scars. It doesn't prevent them, nothing prevents them. Genetics, collagen, weight, bump size/growth determine them, not moisturising of the outermost layer of skin.