Sometimes stretch marks just can’t be avoided, but I’m going to tell you that for certain things they definitely can!
For instance having a baby is probably one of the most taxing things you could possibly force onto your skin. Of course none of us are going to choose our skin over our own baby, so surely there must be some kind of solution to this problem right?
YES THERE IS!
Although annoying, they can be prevented with the right amount of care and more importantly the right kind of ingredients. I’m going to show you a DIY stretch mark oil recipe that when applied on the regular can help to reduce your chances of getting these horrid lines by over 50%!
If you already have stretch marks that you want removed, there are products out there like TriLASTIN SR which certainly can help, however today we’ll be focusing on a prevention remedy as opposed to removal.
Here’s What You’ll Need
Some of the oils we’ll be working with here are easy to obtain, but others you may need to ask for at the nearest health food store.
Wheat Germ Oil – 1/4 Cup
This is one of those all round oils that contains basically every essential vitamin our skin needs to stay healthy including:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E(a lot of it as well)
- B1, B2, B3, B6
It also contains some of the essential omega fatty acids, which are important building blocks for new cellular production.
Aloe Vera Oil – 2 Tbsp
Aloe oil is one of the best sources for vitamin E, which is important in the case of stretch marks as what’s essentially happening is the inner layer of your skin(the dermis) is constantly tearing under pressure.
Vitamin E plays an important role in the healing process, allowing your skin to regenerate normally. This then can help in the prevention of stretch marks.
Almond Oil – 1/2 Cup
Not only is almond oil a rich source of most essential vitamins, but it also contains linoleic acid. Studies have been conducted where rats were fed a diet deprived of linoleic acid and the results included – hair loss, scaley skin and most importantly for us, a poor ability to heal wounds!
By ensuring your skin contains a plentiful amount of this essential nutrient, it should be able to cope with the extreme stretching and tearing that is going to occur during pregnancy.
Vitamin E Oil – 2 Tbsp
Last but not least, we’re also going to use a couple of tablespoons of vitamin E oil for the obvious reason which was also mentioned earlier – vitamin E is extremely important in the healing process of our skin.
Making And Applying Your Stretch Mark Oil
This remedy is so incredibly easy to make. All you need to do is find yourself an empty lotion bottle of some sort and pour in all of the ingredients above.
Shake up the bottle so the heavier oils are able to blend together with the lighter ones. Once you’ve given it a good old shake, apply it twice a day to your tummy, breasts, thighs and buns.
When you run out of the remedy, simply mix all the above oils together and you’re ready for some more rub down action!
Now it’s not guaranteed this will keep you from getting stretch marks, but it sure as heck will reduce the chances of them appearing through this strenuous time on your skin.