A question we get asked often is, can oil products be used to treat stretch marks? The short answer is: yes!
Although, in many cases it may not be possible to completely eradicate stretch marks altogether, botanical oils can do a lot to soften and hydrate the skin, making them appear less visible. They can also be used to prevent future imperfections by keeping the skin moisturised and supple.
That said, the key to getting results will have a lot to do with choosing the right oil ingredients. With that in mind, let’s look at a few of our favourite options:
- Option #1: Rosehip Oil – Rosehip oil, which comes from the seeds of rose flowers, is one of the most popular options for addressing stretch marks as it can be very effective for improving skin elasticity. In studies, it has been shown to help reduce the severity of stretch marks in pregnant women.
- Option #2: Argan Oil – Luxurious argan oil has been used for centuries to care for the skin and hair. Some of its many reported effects include moisturising, toning and tightening the skin. It’s also rich in vitamins and other antioxidants which support the skin’s repair and rejuvenation processes.
- Option #3: Jojoba Oil – If you prefer a lightweight option, jojoba oil makes a great all over body oil, as it closely mimics the body’s natural oils, and works quickly to encourage moisture retention in the skin.
Key Tips For Best Results: Once you’ve chosen an oil product, maximum benefits can be achieved through consistent use. Ideally, oil-based formulas should be applied daily, immediately following showering or bathing while the skin is still slightly damp. You can also re-apply throughout the day as often as needed, any time your skin feels in need of replenishment!