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canpanita asks:
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Where can I get a lotion or something for the stretchmarks?

In Topics: Physical Health
> 60 days ago

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Dr.Monika
Jun 22, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Stretch marks are caused by rapid weight gain when the skin stretches a lot in a short amount of time. The best approach is to improve lifestyle to promote slow weight loss while moisturizing the marks with coco butter or vitamin E oil.

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Karenmom
Jun 22, 2011
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Hi Canpanita,

I will swear by Palmer's Cocoa Butter.  I used it daily while pregnant (both times) as a preventative measure and the results were excellent-I have no stretchmarks.  It is as though this lotion increased the elasticity of my skin to prevent marks and after delivery, I used a firming lotion which seemed to help tighten my skin back.

Also, Mederma is an excellent lotion for scars and over time will decrease the appearance of scars so I imagine that it will work well for stretch marks too.

For daily skin care, I love Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Lotion and Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil-nice for legs in summer.  I also use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly with Cocoa Butter on my lips.  This stuff is great!

Use the links I listed below for the exact product information.  I was not able to insert a resource website but I included them here because it will give you information on the firming lotion and the Vaseline products.  The others will give you information about Palmers and Mederma.

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=2107/Skin_Firming_Lotion/Nivea/Lotions/_Creams

http://www.vaseline.com/Carousel.aspx?Path=Consumer/OurProducts/CocoaButterRange

Hope this helps!
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