Bio-Oil Skincare Oil - 125ml
A must for pregnant women wishing to avoid stretch marks!
During pregnancy, approximately 75-90% of women are susceptible to stretch marks, which develop as a result of weight gain and stretching of the woman’s skin as the baby develops. Stretch marks can occur on any part of the body, but the usual spots are the thighs, abdomen, lower back, hips, breasts and buttocks.
Although stretch marks are more visible in later trimesters of the pregnancy, usually in the sixth or seventh month, some women notice them as soon as the skin stretches over the growing uterus.
Bio-Oil & Pregnancy
For the past 20 years, Bio Oil has been used by pregnant women and it is safe for use in the prevention of stretch marks by maintaining supple and well-hydrated skin. This original formulation maximizes the elasticity of the skin, which reduces the chances of developing stretch marks.
Bio Oil does more than prevent stretch marks from forming; it also offers a thorough skincare solution that can be used all the way through pregnancy. Bio Oil’s unique formula offers relief from a number of skin problems. When used regularly, it relieves itchy and dehydrated skin and evens out skin tone that stems from fluctuations in hormones.
Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy With Bio-Oil
Apply Bio Oil two times a day to help minimize the development of stretch marks during pregnancy. Apply it to the most common stretch mark problem areas starting in the second trimester. Use circular massaging motions to apply until the skin fully absorbs it. Besides the regular use of Bio Oil, there are a few natural ways to improve the health of the skin throughout pregnancy:
Diet. Maintain the elasticity of the skin with zinc, silica and vitamins A, E and C. Eat foods rich in these important nutrients to help keep the skin healthy all the way through the pregnancy. Vitamin A and C and silica can be found in dark leafy greens, while avocado, almonds and shrimp have high volumes of vitamin E. Poultry, red meats, whole grains and nuts are good sources of zinc.
Exercise. Besides elevating levels of energy and enhancing sleep patterns, exercise is also helpful in preventing stretch marks. Exercise boosts and regulates circulation in the body and enhances oxygen intake, which maintains elastic skin and boosts its ability to stretch as it expands. Pregnant women should try exercises that are low impact like yoga, which provides activity via simple fluid movements.