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Old Sat, Nov-26-16, 09:06
Rthornburg Rthornburg is offline
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Exclamation Stretch marks are the bane of my existence

I've had stretch marks since I was eleven when I started to get thighs and boobs. The ones on my thighs really don't bother me anymore because I've had them for fifteen years. Then, a few months ago without going through any drastic weight change, I got them all over my stomach. Now I have terrible paranoia that I am getting them on my arms even though my weight has been mostly consistent with just a small loss so far. I don't want to be doomed to wearing long skirts, long shirts, and long sleeves my whole life. Why do I get stretch marks so easily?!

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Old Sat, Nov-26-16, 10:13
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Plan: LCHF
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Hi there. I found this online:
http://blog.smootherskin.com.au/why...and-others-dont

Apparently it's also genetic as to why some of us get more stretch marks than others?
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Old Sat, Nov-26-16, 10:20
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Plan: ZC (started w/Atkins)
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Hi Rthorn

I replaced my body lotion with coconut oil a year ago & I have seen improvement in the stretch marks I had.
It takes a long time but it is worth it!
I will never go back to lotion again!
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Old Sat, Nov-26-16, 12:30
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If coconut oil works on stretch marks, do you think it would work on facial wrinkles? 😄
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Old Sat, Nov-26-16, 12:49
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If coconut oil works on stretch marks, do you think it would work on facial wrinkles? 😄


I started using it on my face & neck too because I don't like the additives in the facial items.
Your skin is your largest organ & what you rub on it gets absorbed into your bloodstream!

I am told I look years younger than I am but since I have been using coconut oil on my face & neck I have noticed my skin is smoother & I'm not getting new wrinkles!
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Old Sun, Nov-27-16, 09:50
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Hi Rthorn

I replaced my body lotion with coconut oil a year ago & I have seen improvement in the stretch marks I had.
It takes a long time but it is worth it!
I will never go back to lotion again!


I'm definitely going to try that!
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Old Sun, Nov-27-16, 10:32
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I'm definitely going to try that!

I love coconut oil for a skin moisturizer! But it will take awhile to see improvements in your stretch marks!
Plus you need to massage really well it into the areas you want to see improvement!!!
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Old Sun, Nov-27-16, 10:45
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I like Lubriderm. I've had several children and no stretch marks. I've been using it for years, all over after bathing and drying, every single day...
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