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How Natural Oils Can Reduce Your Stretch Marks and Firm Your Skin

Updated on July 13, 2007

There are tons of stretch mark remedies out there-from $125 priced Strivectin, to $5 Palmer's Cocoa Butter, there is an assortment of products that claim to reduce your stretch marks. While some claims are more legitimate than others, you can easily prevent and reduce your stretch marks with time, persistence, and great natural moisturizers, especially all natural oils. Believe it or not, many natural oils, especially essential oils, are powerful stretch mark reducers because they contain highly moisturizing essential fatty acids, skin healing and collagen regenerating minerals and enzymes, and natural antioxidants to repair damaged skin. If you consistently apply these oils to your skin, your stretch marks will disappear naturally over time.

Stretch Mark Eliminating Tip #1: Moisturize Your Skin with Pure Grape seed Oil

Grape seed oil is one of the best oils for stretch marks. It is able to repair damaged and stressed skin tissues, especially skin that needs toning and restoration. Because of grape seed oil's restructuring qualities, and its ability to help the skin retain its normal structure of epithelium cells and nerve cells, it can reduce the look of stretch marks. Grape seed Oil is also high in Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Omega 6 and 9, and Beta-Carotene. This makes it a wonderful emollient to eliminate stretch marks. To use grape seed oil for your stretch marks, apply it twice daily to areas where stretch marks are present or prone to develop. You can find grape seed oil at a local health food store. This oil is more fragile and can go rancid, so please buy grape seed oil from a store that stocks it regularly or from an organic store available online. Grape seed Oil will generally cost about $7 for 16 ounces.

Stretch Mark Removing Tip #2: Moisturize Your Skin with Pure Emu Oil

Emu oil has emerged as a "wonder" oil, one that treats hair loss, diabetes, and of course, scars and stretch marks. Two of the key natural ingredients that make Emu a stretch mark healing oil are its high percentages of linolenic acid and oleic acid. Emu oil is truly an extremely unique oil because it is also able to penetrate below the epidermis and replenish the skin with moisture and scar/stretch mark healing minerals. This makes it especially effective for new and old stretch marks. Emu can cost anywhere from $13 for 2 ounces to $35 for 2 ounces. You can find it in some health food stores, but it can be more easily purchased online from natural stores. Make sure the Emu Oil you purchase is 100% Pure. Also, try to find oil that is unrefined and raised on an organic farm. This will ensure that your Emu oil does not contain any steroids or chemical preservatives.

Stretch Mark Reduction Tip #3: Moisturize Your Skin With Pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E

Yes, we have all heard for centuries that cocoa butter and vitamin E is the cure for stretch marks, only to discover that we are stretch marks are not eliminated when using this oil or butter. Most likely, however, the cocoa butter and Vitamin E you purchased from your local retail store was not pure cocoa butter or vitamin E. In fact, it was a synthetic product, titled "Pure Cocoa Butter" or Vitamin E, yet only containing skin drying ingredients like parabens, sulfates, and glycols and less than 0.05% percent of cocoa butter or vitamin E. How is this possible? Because titles do not count as false advertisement, so read ingredient labels! To truly prevent stretch marks, you must moisturize your skin with 100% Pure Cocoa Butter and 100% Pure Vitamin E oil. You can find both in your local health food store. Pure Cocoa Butter costs about $10 for 4 ounces. Pure Vitamin E costs about $13 for 1 ounce. Be careful when melting your cocoa butter, as to not burn your skin.

Stretch Mark Removing Tip #4: Moisture Your Skin With A Combination of These Oils

Buying all these oils individually can be costly; however, you can purchase a natural product that contains all of these oils to get the stretch mark reducing and skin regenerative benefits of all of these oils. When searching for a product, look for the following things: that it is all natural, that it contains no glycols or parabens, and that it is free of hormones. Also, enquire about how much of their product contains the stretch mark reducing oils above. I particularly like Beauty 4 Ashes ® Triple Action Body Oil. 70% of Beauty 4 Ashes stretch mark reduction body oil is Grape seed, Emu, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E. The remaining 30% of Beauty 4 Ashes Triple Action Body Oil is additional stretch mark reducing moisturizers and essential oils. I saw fast results when using Beauty 4 Ashes Stretch Mark Reducing Body Oil and I love the smell, which is a product of the essential oils Beauty 4 Ashes uses. You can find Beauty 4 Ashes Triple Action Body Oil online at Beauty 4 Ashes Christian Health & Beauty's website, wwwdiscoverb4acom.

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