Stretch marks are very common and can appear as you age due to lose skin or even if you have lost or gained weight suddenly. The very common reason women get stretch marks on their tummy and thighs is from pregnancy and can either be due to skin stretching or hormonal. Dry skin that lacks elasticity and moisture is prone to stretch marks and it is important to use a heavy-duty moisturizer to prevent and heal stretch marks. Below is a homemade recipe for stretch mark cream which is super effective:
Shea butter- Shea butter has excellent skin moisturizing and healing properties. It improves skin elasticity and prevents further skin damage.
Cocoa butter- Cocoa butter works just as shea butter and also adds a nice aroma to the final product.
Coconut oil- Coconut oil has good skin moisturizing properties. It improves skin elasticity and prevents and heals stretch marks.
Lavender oil- Lavender oil has skin healing properties. It also adds a nice aroma to the final product.
RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE STRETCH MARK CREAM:
Things you need-
- 2 tablespoon shea butter
- 2 tablespoon cocoa butter
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
In a bowl, add melted shea butter and cocoa butter. Add in coconut oil and lavender oil and give it a quick mix.
Refrigerate the mixture until slid and whip until fluffy. Store the cream in an air-tight container and use it on your problem areas after bathing.
Always patch test before use. If you are pregnant, always consult your doctor before incorporating any essential oils in your health/skin care/hair care routine.
Never use essential oils directly on your skin, make sure they are always diluted with carrier oil. Always use organic ingredients to avoid clogging pores and other skin issues.