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Why should you not scratch stretch marks?
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VeronicaM
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:07 am      Reply with quote
People often say that scratching stretch marks will only worsen them.

Why is that? Isn't scratching them exfoliation?

Why would it be okay to exfoliate the area with a scrub but not okay to scratch?
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:27 am      Reply with quote
I've never heard of this.

Do you scratch your stretch marks a lot or something?
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:28 pm      Reply with quote
My doctor told my sister that even simple scratching can tear the skin and create more stretch marks. Pure shea butter works good.
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:08 am      Reply with quote
Christiekolis83 wrote:
My doctor told my sister that even simple scratching can tear the skin and create more stretch marks. Pure shea butter works good.


So, does that mean that you shouldn't exfoliate?

Wouldn't exfoliating do the same?
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:47 pm      Reply with quote
in my opinion scratching isn't the same as exofoliating.
With scratching you hurt the skin with your nails or whatever you use to scratch!
and with exofoliating you just get rid of the dead skincells. (if you and i mean the same thing with exofoliating Very Happy )
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:09 pm      Reply with quote
ok, stretch marks don't happen in the the top layer of the skin, which is what you are "injuring" when exfoliating or scratching. Just like how skinning your knee doesn't result in stretch marks.
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Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:02 pm      Reply with quote
How weird! I remember when my first stretch marks were forming on my upper thigh. Before any stretchmarks were even visible the area was so itchy! I scratched and scratched and after a day or so I noticed stretch marks. Every time I got stretchmarks it was always preceded by extreme itchiness. Now, I doubt that the scratching caused this but somehow, for me, the itchiness is related to stretchmarks forming. Maybe I can feel the tissue tear or something. Confused
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:10 pm      Reply with quote
Penta wrote:
How weird! I remember when my first stretch marks were forming on my upper thigh. Before any stretchmarks were even visible the area was so itchy! I scratched and scratched and after a day or so I noticed stretch marks. Every time I got stretchmarks it was always preceded by extreme itchiness. Now, I doubt that the scratching caused this but somehow, for me, the itchiness is related to stretchmarks forming. Maybe I can feel the tissue tear or something. Confused


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