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January 14th, 2013, 12:32 PM
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My belly is so dry it is almost peeling. I've been putting baby oil on it out of the shower, then lotion a couple times throughout the day. Any tips??
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January 14th, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Cocoa Butter Lotion will work the best.
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January 14th, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Baby oil doesn't absorb well, it is usually mineral oil. A vegetable oil like almond oil or apricot kernel oil or cocoa butter or shea butter or coconut oil or sesame oil will absorb better. Also a good heavy duty lotion is Eucerin cream, the kind that comes in the tub. Good luck, I hate dry skin and my whole family is prone to it we use a lot of apricot kernel oil and Eucerin, normal lotions do nothing for serious dry skin!

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January 14th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Coconut oil! It's AMAZING stuff - natural antibacterial, anti fungal, anti viral, anti aging, absorbs well, and super moisturizing. Plus it smells great!

I also use the Body Shop's Hemp Body Butter - super moisturizing!
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January 14th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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excurien is awesome!! I love the stuff or even straight vaseline

Sami, married to Joe, mama to Debra (9), Kaydence (7), Nolan (2) and Jarek born 6/26/2013, unassisted at home

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January 14th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Coconut oil or cocoa butter is the best I think.
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January 14th, 2013, 02:42 PM
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I got this amazing spray oil from a pure romance party... I usually use EVOO as a moisturizer, but my best friend had been using this oil stuff and said it was absolutely amazing as a moisturizer and supposedly it helps with fading/preventing stretch marks. I've been using it and I love it! It's called Save My Skin and it is awesome!
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January 14th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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I would actually go for more of a lotion than a straight oil. In my experience, even the richest oils/butters only hold in what moisture is already in your body. The lotion ADDS moisture and holds that in. My body in general has been super dry, so I made a lotion the other day that has cocoa butter and emu oil. Sounds gross, I know, but emu oil is amazing and the lotion has helped a lot. I'd say you find a nice thick lotion to use and slather it on at least a couple times a day and drink a lot of water (which you should be doing anyway!).
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January 14th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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I just ordered this

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It is supposed to help with dry skin and prevent stretch marks, all of the reviews say its awesome so I'm going to give it a try!

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January 14th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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I put cocoa butter stretch mark cream on everyday because I used it with my last pregnancy and I got no stretch marks whatsoever! The only place I got a few were my hips and I didn't put it there, so now I am. It keeps my belly nice and soft.

I also want to say that coconut oil is awesome!!! I keep some in a little jar and I use it as a makeup remover and it works wonders. My skin is really sensitive and it soothes it. Also, I have even been rubbing it into my whole fact because it gets so cry during the winter. I will have to start putting it on my belly.

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January 14th, 2013, 05:56 PM
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I really like eucerin lotion when it gets unbearable. Cocoa butter is pretty good for me on a regular basis. I do this all on top of baby oil in my bath tub. I've got some serious dry skin going on :/
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January 14th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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My skin has been CRAZY itchy lately. It even wakes me up sometimes. I have tried all sorts of lotions and nothing seems to help. Guess I'll try coconut oil.

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January 14th, 2013, 08:06 PM
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I love my bio oil. I also use this cream that I purchased at Motherhood Maternity. I don't have it in front of me and I can't remember the name :\ It's a white and very runny cream and it's lovely.

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January 14th, 2013, 08:11 PM
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I put a thick lotion either Jergens or Eucerin on everyday when I get out of the shower. I used cocoa butter with DD as well. I saw this mixture on pinterest that I will be making to try.
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