Our skin is where life’s big events, like pregnancy and puberty, are marked and stretchmarks are a natural part of growing.
These long narrow lines are basically a slight tear or stretch of the dermis layer of our skin. Common during pregnancy, they also appear in puberty for both boys and girls, or anytime there is rapid growth or weight gain. You’ll see stretchmarks on thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms, and lower back.
Stretchmarks – Reduce Irritation
Stretchmarks can itch and irritate. Moisturizing your skin is essential for soothing and healing the itch. As your skin is literally ‘stretching’, the moisture needs to be super rich and deeply penetrating to offer relief and minimise scaring.
Rosehip Oil Safe for Pregnancy
Rosehip oil is packed with healing ingredients, including naturally occurring Vitamin A (trentinoin), Vitamin C, essential fatty acids Omega-3, 6 and 9. Natural Vitamin A is a safe alternative to the stronger synthetics like Retin A found in many beauty products. Retin A should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Rosehip should be blended with other oils to help it penetrate and absorb. Jojoba oil is a perfect match. Unlike any other natural oil Jojoba has the unique ability to ‘mimic’ your skin’s natural sebum, so it will penetrate deep into the skin layers—taking all those healing nutrients with it. You’ll get twice the bang as Jojoba naturally contains its own balance of natural vitamins A, D and E— and is also safe for pregnancy and puberty.
Start with a rich soothing moisturizer. This will calm the skin, reduce the appearance of scars and minimise new ones. Try these other healthy tips, remembering that stretchmarks come from rapid weight gain.
- Eat a balance diet, exercise and maintain a healthy weight
- Avoid yo-yo dieting
- Sun damage will make stretch marks look worse. Always use SPF 15 or higher to cover your skin.
Start with instant relief from the itch, and enjoy softer, smoother skin.