As soon as I found out that I was pregnant, I began lathering my belly up with my personal mixture of about 6 oils. I always apply all of the oils twice a day, so I make sure my skin is nice and moisturized at all times. Although stretch marks are hereditary, I swearrr that the oils help. I ended my first pregnancy with no stretch marks and so far this pregnancy with not one stretch mark in sight. I also avoided itchy, uncomfortable skin. When I apply my oils, I make sure I cover my entire belly, my lower back and my butt area. I do that because all of these begin stretching as you grow.
The Truth Is: there is only so much you can do to prevent and treat stretch marks. Whether you are going through a growth spurt, growing a baby or just going about normal life – stretch marks are completely normal. I have them on my butt and don’t mind them at all. Personally, I preferred not to have them on my stomach. There is nothing wrong with them AT ALL, it is just my personal preference.
Stretch marks are a result of the body expanding faster than your skin being able to keep up. So keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated could potentially help it. The more pliable your skin is, the less chance there is that stretch marks will appear. Still, no oil will get rid of your stretch marks, but applying oils to your skin can supplement the natural lipid barrier, which helps the skin retain moisture. And because lipid barrier damage occurs on a daily basis from cleansing and other environmental factors, maintaining healthy skin requires frequent application of lipids. There is no evidence that consistently moisturizing your skin works to prevent them, they’ll still help your overall skin health with virtually no downsides.
Oils I Swear By:
VITAMIN E OIL
SWEET ALMOND OIL
TAMANU OIL (I swear this is my secret weapon lol)
PALMER’S COCOA BUTTER