Eliminate Stretch Marks With Essential Oils
Many of us have streaks on the skin or know someone that does. These streaks, or rather stretch marks, are usually of different color than that of your skin (most often lighter). The skin develops stretch marks due to a loss of collagen; this is the protein that helps the skin to maintain its elasticity. This loss of elasticity may be due to changes in your weight, pregnancy and being overweight. If you have stretch marks, and don’t like their appearance on your body, read on as I tell you how to get rid of them.
Using essential oils you can eliminate stretch marks and recover that elastic, glowing skin you had before. These oils are extracted from plants and are therefore 100% natural. You don’t have to worry much about side effects when applying these oils. Read on, as I elaborate on the best oils you can use to achieve healthier skin.
The aroma of this oil extracted from the lavender plant and flowers is simply wonderful. Lavender oil is soothing to the skin and has rejuvenating properties on the skin. You can directly apply it to the skin. For sensitive skin, mix about 12 drops of lavender oil with 4 ounces of Shea butter into a jar and apply daily.
Extracted from the resin of the Boswellia carterii, frankincense has incredible tissue repairing capabilities that make it great to use on the skin. Mix frankincense and lavender in equal amounts and massage into the skin. You can use coconut oil as a base stirring it into the mixture of lavender and frankincense. You can also use frankincense oil in a mixture with jojoba oil.
From castor seeds, the oil is a capable remedy for stretch marks. Castor oil can be mixed with almond oil. Alternatively it can also be mixed with coconut oil to improve its moisturizing ability. The mixture can be applied to the skin before going to sleep each night.
The sweet smelling oil comes from the orange blossom tree. A mixture made of Neroli oil, coconut oil and aloe vera gel will give you the best result.
Try out any of these oils and you won’t regret the outcome. For pregnant women, consulting a dermatologist before using these oils is recommended.