Natural stretch mark prevention

Your top 3 questions on stretch mark prevention answered

1. What is the best stretch mark prevention?

The best prevention against stretch mark is using a natural topical oil that helps to nourish and soften the skin include Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Wheatgerm oil, and Carrot oil. These oils are rich in Essential Fatty Acids and the vitamins A, C, E, B, and are able to hydrate and strengthen skin cell membranes. This makes the cells less prone to damage and improves skin elasticity. Sweet Almond oil is especially useful for pregnancy as it very gentle to sensitive skin. 

Daily massage is a wonderful way to reduce the risk or intensity of stretch marks during pregnancy. Massage provides stimulation of the tissues underlying the superficial layers of the skin, even when applied in light strokes, which means it is both effective and safe in pregnancy. To prevent or treat stretch marks, softly draw small repetitive circles over the skin using a dedicated pregnancy body oil regularly, concentrating on any areas of your body where there has been or may be weight gain.

2. When to start stretch mark prevention in pregnancy?

A dedicated Stretch Mark Massage Oil containing a bliss of natural plant oils can be safely applied weeks before and all the way throughout your pregnancy. It is generally recommended to continue applying such an oil for up to 3 months after birth to optimise the effects.

3. What can I do additionally?

To improve your skin health in general, eat lots of carrot, pumpkin, raw nuts and seeds, olive oil, eggs, meat and sardines. These are high in the fat-soluble vitamins A and E, essential for maintaining skin elasticity. To strengthen the skin collagen eat citrus fruits, blackcurrants, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, watercress, papaya, broccoli, snow peas and a little dark chocolate on the side! These are all high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids and also have an anti-aging effect on the skin. 

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