Is coconut oil good for stretch marks during pregnancy?
Healing. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce healing time for existing stretch marks. Its ability to hydrate skin deeply may also help reduce the itching associated with stretch marks.
What is the best oil to use on your pregnant belly?
Plant oils like sunflower, argan, coconut, soybean, and more are great for skin repair and anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Rosemary extract, which is found in Natalist’s belly oil, has antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals, nourish skin, and help stretch marks.
Can I apply oil on my belly during pregnancy?
A gentle moisturiser containing vitamin E is a great option, as it may also help to soothe itchy skin. Or try a carrier oil such as safflower oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or baby oil. Always check with your midwife before using any aromatherapy oils, as they’re not all safe to use while you’re pregnant.
When should I start using bio-oil in pregnancy?
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil should be massaged in a circular motion into the stretch marks, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy, it should be applied from the start of the second trimester to areas that are prone to stretch marks such as the abdomen, breasts, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs.
Which coconut oil is best for pregnancy?
Coconut oil may also reduce inflammation in your skin (which could improve the overall appearance of stretch marks), but more research is needed. Again, applying virgin coconut oil to your skin appears to be safe during pregnancy.
What essential oils should I avoid during pregnancy?
Essential Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy
- Clary Sage.
- Oak Moss.