Pregnancy is a wild but beautiful ride. It brings a lot of joy to the mother’s life but it doesn’t come without its share of hardships. Morning sickness, extreme fatigue, cramps, backache, you name it! The mother’s body also undergoes a lot of changes and the most common ( and most annoying) one is stretch marks. When the tummy expands as the uterus and the baby grow, the skin is pulled past its limit and it slightly tears and that is what causes stretch marks. They are usually pink or red and sometimes brown lines and they mostly appear on the belly but also on the breast and thighs.
When trying to reduce stretch marks, some women turn to lotions and creams to improve their skin elasticity. While some even resort to more complicated procedures like laser and plastic surgery, we want to introduce you to a more natural and easy way to remove them: Argan oil. If you have read our previous article about the benefits of organic argan oil for skin, you might know by now that it’s truly miraculous and treating stretch marks is just another one of its superpowers. It is not only effective to prevent and to reduce stretch marks, but it is also safe for pregnant women and much healthier than all the harsh chemicals.
So how does Argan oil help with stretch marks?
It is scientifically proved that Moroccan Argan oil boosts elasticity, which reduces the appearance of stretch marks. It is packed with fatty acids like linoleic and oleic acids that deeply moisturize the skin and protect it from dehydration. Dry skin loses its ability to ‘’snapback’’ after it is stretched that is why it is necessary to keep it hydrated. The abundance of Vitamin E and Antioxidants in Argan oil promotes the overall health of the skin. Healthy skin cells form a protective barrier and thereby make the skin more resilient to stretching and quicker to recover. It is also loaded with flavonoids that give it amazing anti-inflammatory properties. In combination with the antioxidants contained in Argan oil, this encourages collagen production and fights free radicals, which will speed up stretch mark recovery.
How to use Argan oil to prevent and reduce stretch marks?
The best thing to do is start applying argan oil during the first months of pregnancy before stretch marks start to appear. For the ultimate protection, rub pure Argan oil on the area where stretch marks are most likely to appear. Apply it at least twice a day and just keep massaging it for a few minutes. If you didn’t start the process early and stretch marks started to appear, don’t panic it is not too late and the sooner you will start the quicker you will able to get rid of them. Before rubbing the oil, wash the affected area or, if you could, take a shower and then exfoliate to remove the dead cells for better results. After that, dry yourself and apply a fair amount of Argan oil and massage the lines for 10 minutes minimum to makes sure that it is well absorbed. Like we said before, the oil is non-toxic and will not harm you nor the baby in any way. However, you have to makes sure that you are using 100% pure Moroccan Argan oil.
No need to worry about stretch marks anymore while pregnant, Argan oil is here to help as always. It is the best and safest way to prevent and also remove birth stretch marks. You need to add this healthy elixir to your pregnant belly routine, and to your beauty regimen too, as soon as possible to get healthy, glowing and stretch marks-free skin.
Argan oil is so versatile and is one of mother nature best kept secret to get fabulous skin and hair. If you want to learn more about how you can use 100% Moroccan argan oil to leave your skin feeling hydrated and radiant, your hair looking healthy and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks, downlaod our free guide here. And don’t forget to read our upcoming articles to discover all the other ways Argan oil can change your life.