Does Shea Butter actually work for Stretch Marks??

Stretch Marks and Pregnancy

Many pregnant women are prone to stretch marks. The appearance of these lines in pregnant women can be caused by the sudden stretching of skin when women gain weight, or growing babies who push on the surface of the skin. Stretch marks usually appear on the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. For many women stretch marks can make them feel very self-conscious or negatively impact their self esteem. 

The appearance of stretch marks shouldn't negatively impact any woman, your body is beautiful. But we do understand if you want to improve the look of your skin. We have put together several natural options that can help improve the appearance of stretch marks.


Shea Butter

Shea Butter is an amazing natural ingredient that is beneficial for the skin. It provides nourishment and moisture to the deeper layers of the skin, reducing the appearance of stretch marks and promoting elasticity and smoothness. You should also look for a cream that contains natural antioxidants like grape seed oil, which can improve the appearance of stretch marks by improving elasticity and appearance of scars. Antioxidants can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our Shea Bliss products are made from natural unrefined Shea butter. We also use grape seed Oil in our Whipped Shea butter products.


Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another natural substance that has excellent effects on skin. It helps prevents scarring and stretch marks. It also plays a vital role in the formation of collagen and elastin, both essential proteins that are necessary for healthy elastic skin. One of the ways that pregnant women benefit from vitamin E is by promoting healthy skin cell activity. Healthy skin cell activity helps prevent stretch marks from forming. In addition, Vitamin E has been shown to help moisturize dry skin, so using a cream with vitamin E can significantly reduce your chances of developing stretch marks during your pregnancy.


Apart from Vitamin E and Shea Butter, you can also use other natural products such as Aloe Vera, Vitamin D and Cocoa Butter to reduce scars. You should use these skin care products both during your pregnancy and post partum too to keep your skin free from stretch marks. Be regular in applying the skin care product to your pregnant body and your baby will be skinny, beautiful and healthy!

In addition to looking for products with ingredients such as Shea butter and Cocoa butter, pregnant women also need to take additional precautions to prevent scarring after they give birth. If you are a woman who is prone to scarring, you should look for a scar prevention cream that contains vitamin A, E or both. These ingredients will help protect against new scarring caused by stretching. Also, look for ingredients like retinol and vitamin D. Retinol is a powerful antioxidant that can also promote skin elasticity and collagen formation, while vitamin D works to reduce stretch marks.

The final thing you need to look for when looking for a great cream for stretch marks is to make sure it contains all natural ingredients. Unfortunately, many stretch mark creams contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful to you and your baby. When buying a cream for stretch marks, you also want to make sure that it is completely natural, not just a synthesized version of a natural ingredient. Synthetic fragrances and dyes have been proven to be harmful and even dangerous to babies and children, so stay away from any product that has these ingredients. You will want to try using the cream for stretch marks that only contains healthy, all-natural ingredients if you want to avoid adverse side effects and still get the results you want.

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