Stretch marks are something that most of us will encounter at some point in our lives. They are caused when the middle layer of the skin is stretched causing the connective tissues to snap. The best time to treat stretch marks is when they first appear as when they start to flatten out they are more difficult to deal with.
If you are newly pregnant for example as you are sure to get bigger you should start rubbing vegetable oil into your hips, tummy and breast area morning and night from the fourth or fifth month. Adding neroli and mandarin essential oils will make your treatment more effective. Neroli helps stimulate cell renewal and rejuvenates the skin whilst mandarin stimulates circulation. Both are suitable for use during pregnancy although it’s important to know that mandarin reacts strongly to sunlight so avoid sun exposure after application.