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The Top 5 Creams & Oils For Removal Of Stretch Marks For 2012

Most women are affected by stretch marks in pregnancy, and almost everyone who develops them wonders “Is there anything that can be done to remove or at least prevent them?”

Regular moisturising will help your skin whilst it naturally stretches

Unfortunately, stretch marks are notoriously hard to shift once they appear because they represent the tearing of the dermis, or middle layer of skin. That’s why when stretch marks are developing they can be quite itchy and sore.

Nevertheless there are measures that can help prevent more appearing, including encouraging and stimulating new tissue growth. This can be achieved by rubbing your skin at least once a day with a moisturiser or oil, which will improve circulation.

You can also aim to keep your weight gain steady, which will allow the skin to stretch gradually. Boost your intake of vitamins C and E, and the minerals silicon and zinc – all of which help to nurture your skin.

Thankfully, there are products on the market that some have described as lifesavers. Here are our Top 5…

1. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
20ml or 45ml, £11.75 – £28.50

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

Although this solution is described as a facial oil, it is commonly used on the body to reduce scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

Sourced from the mountainous regions of Chile, where women have long used rose hip oil to maintain healthy skin, this award winning product is organic, 100% natural and rich in antioxidants.

Users have found that a little goes a long way, and it’s had rave reviews across the board.

Available from John Lewis.

2. Bio Oil
60ml, 125ml or 200ml, £5.99 – £19.99

Bio Oil

Bio Oil is a well-known solution, specially formulated for stretch marks. It has a unique active ingredient called PurCellin Oil (Trademarked) and contains vitamins A, E, Calendual, Lavender and Rosemary oils and Chamomile extract.

Some cite this product as a miracle solution, others don’t rate it as highly, however it’s very reasonably priced product, and readily available in stores nationwide.

Available from Boots or Superdrug.

3. Anti Stretch Mark Oil, Bloom & Blossom
100ml, £24

Anti Stretch Mark Oil, Bloom & Blossom

A premium skincare range for mothers to be, Bloom & Blossom use a blend of 12 ingredients to produce their nourishing stretch mark solution.

Made from the finest natural botanicals, with no preservatives, the oil should be applied twice daily for best results.

It smells beautiful, and the packaging is gorgeous too.

Available from SpaceNK.

4. Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks Cream
100ml, £40.50

Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks Cream

Mama Mio’s Cream uses high quality ingredients, with four in particular that are clinically proven to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Unlike most of the other creams on the market, this product claims to improve stretch marks both new and old.

It needs to be used consistently – three times a day over a three month period to see best results, quite a commitment, but worth the effort.

Available from John Lewis.

5. Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil
100ml, £13.26

Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil

Another award winning product, Weleda’s massage oil has been developed in conjunction with doctors and midwives.

As a company that are committed to using natural ingredients, this product is organic, suitable for vegans, and the ingredients are grown biodynamically.

It also gets consistently good reviews from happy customers.

Available from Boots.

Once they’ve appeared, the most effective way to treat stretch marks is through laser treatment or cosmetic surgery, and even then, results aren’t guaranteed.

You can rest assured that over time, stretch marks will fade to thin, silvery lines, and they are of course something to be proud of, a sign of the hard work your bodies been through!

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