Stretch mark cream for a teenager


Lima
on Jul 20, 2016 @ 02:05 am

I notice that my daughter already have some stretch marks and I am kind of worried although I don't want her to feel ashamed. But I am surprised at such a young age as I don't have any even after my pregnancies. Is there any cream that work that you can recommend?
 


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wonderwhatif
Heard on Jul 20, 2016 @ 02:38 am

I've heard bio-oil can help with this. I don't mind my stretch marks honestly, but I'm a long way from being a self-conscious teen. Any ladies here used it?
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fly_eyez
Tons of Moisture on Jul 20, 2016 @ 05:13 am

This happened to my daughter in her early teens too. She is VA VA Voom! One day, BAM! Curves all over the place in a Marilyn-esque hourglass shape most men drool over. It's because kids hit puberty so young now and they take big growth spurts around this age too. And we all know if you gain (or lose) weight too fast you can get stretch marks (or saggy skin) respectively.
Genetics plays a role, but the key is to moisturize moisturize moisturize! It helps to smooth the product into skin in circles as well. Keep skin supple and hydrated all the time (this includes drinking lots of water). No more steaming hot showers or baths - it's too drying to the skin.
Shea Butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, macadamia nut oil, morrocan oil, mineral oil (any good quality, natural oils really, but make sure they are unrefined and in their purest form). Also look for ingredients such as collagen, elastin, rosehip, & aloe vera. All very good for the skin. As an added aid, she can add a small amount of baby oil, olive oil, or whatever oil she prefers, to the bathwater. Softens skin as you bathe. Dry body oil is excellent for the skin and lessens the risk of falls / injury than adding oil to bathwater, especially of you're clumsy like me!. Make sure she applies to slightly damp skin as soon as she gets out of the shower to really lock in moisture and add a barrier to the skin. Quick, easy and way less mess than regular oils.
There tends to be two types of stretch mark products: one to prevent and one to improve (or some claim to remove) existing marks (& scars. All of the above works for scars too).
2-3 times daily in a circular motions on affected areas. They start out as angry red or pink (depending on complexion and severity) and usually fade to white eventually and is less noticeable.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Cream is used often in pregnancy as is Bio Oil (previously mentioned), Mederma, StriVectin, CereVe, TriLastin are all good brands. Some pricier than others.
Also, I've heard that those Band Aid brand scar / acne strips might work for brand new stretch marks. No first hand knowledge though so maybe ask family dr, dermatologist or pharmacist.
Please give her my best wishes. :)
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wendyroy
. on Jul 20, 2016 @ 09:18 am

I have used Bio-oil for years now, and find it very effective. It has significantly reduced scarring on my arms.
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pooskin
Stretch marks on Jul 20, 2016 @ 02:22 pm

I used bio oil with my 1st pregnancy and no stretch marks but with the second on I got too busy and didn't use it so I very got stretch marks. So I would recommend bio oil for sure
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Lima
Thanks on Jul 20, 2016 @ 03:03 pm

Thanks for all the good advise, especially fly_eyez!!
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limkingwah
. on Jul 20, 2016 @ 04:34 pm

I started using Palmers Cocoa Butter Massage Stretch Mark Cream, unfortunately I don't find it useful
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Sandra Ribeiro
stretch marks on Jul 21, 2016 @ 04:41 pm

I'm happy with mederma.
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