Dr. Riddhi, need your inputs please. M in mid of completing 5 months of pregnancy, when should I actually start using stretch mark lotion/cream

Hi Jyothi. here is what Dr Riddhi got to say.

Hi Jyothi ,

There is no particular time to start using the stretch marks cream . U can start using it from now .

Ideally stretch marks cream or lotions don't really help so much . It's the muscles which are stretching inside to accommodate the baby . The skin shows it up because the skin stretched too. As the skin stretches , it can get dry and itchy . The dryness is the reason why u should apply creams & lotions. So that U keep ur skin supple and soft . And prevent it from itching .

Practically stretch marks whichever brand you would take in , will help you lighten the stretch marks but not completely go away unless u don't get back your abdominal strength .
It's a show off that you had a baby ! :) !

Products u could use are - palmers cream or Vit E oil .
Tc .

U cn start applying bio oil now..

Hey Neha and Riddhi... thnx a tonne fa your kind responses. However, one more query pls. M a lill scared too as I'm not aware of the odds during pregnancy. Basically not sure if everything is going well before the next doc visit.

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