i know theres nothing to be done about stretch marks but can anyone recommend anything to stop tjis infernal itching and stinging! bio oil seems to be helping with appearance but not with the discomfort! suddenly exploded with stretch marks a couple of weeks ago - previously had not a one! thought i was getting away with it lightly.
I used to have pretty bad stretch marks and red scars around my belly region ever since I gave birth to my three kids.I had tried Vitamin E oil and cocoa butter which a number of people had recommended but unfortunately it didn't seem to work too well. My Doctor had even suggested that I go for a Tummy Tuck. I then recently read an article about a lady who supposedly got rid of her stretch marks using a particular cream. I tried it and it worked really well. It took a number of weeks but my stretch marks soon faded away. You can read the lady's article at the link below.
Yep, mine appeared late in pregnancy and are still getting worse now! (am 40+2) Calamine lotion is the only thing that helps the infernal itching, temporary but welcome relief even though it smells funny and makes the skin feel 'claggy' and sticky. Was only 79p from Boots
lollipop, if you're unable to get the cream, try Strivectin (white & pink carton). It's not cheap but works wonders. I have 2 friends who have successfully used it post baby. Excellent results. There's also an oil by Clarins which I plan on getting, too.
Mine have also just exploded in the last week or so from having very minor marks (I'm 30 weeks now). I've been religiously rubbing bio oil from about 20 weeks but was doing it at the bottom of my tummy only and the stretch marks have appeared in the middle of my tummy! So if any of you are a first timer like me, get rubbing the middle of your tummy from early on! JessJess3908, am very jealous that you get tummy rubs, DP can't stand the smell of bio oil!!