This develops fine lines on their body which is known as stretch marks.
Stretch marks is also seen when one is pregnant or trying to gain
muscles. Sometimes hormonal changes also leads to stretch marks. These
stretch marks will form when the connective tissue stretched beyond its
flexibility due to contraction or expansion of the skin. Then they
results in fine scars on the top layer of the skin and at last seen like
a stretch marks.
Generally stretch marks will form on the middle layer of the skin called dermis and they appear like pink, red or purple marks then over time they fade to thin silvery white or gray color.
This finally leads as stretch marks and they are in pink, purple or red marks on the skin and after sometimes, it gets fade to thin silvery white or gray color. The affected areas are soft to the touch and the lines can appear in any pars of the body but they generally appear in places where larger amounts of fat are stored like abdomen, breasts, upper arms, underarms, back, thighs, hips and buttocks.
The following essential oils have properties that can help heal stretch marks: lavender, neroli, patchouli, mandarin, rose geranium, vetiver, jasmine and helichrysum. Each has regenerative effects that slow down aging of the skin, improve elasticity and moisturize the skin to heal damaged skin cells.
1. Neroli Essential Oil:
Though it was named after the 17th century Italian Countess of Nerola, who was fond of it and used it to perfume her gloves, neroli essential oil originated from orange blossom trees in Morocco and Tunisia. Neroli essential oil is one of the best essential oils for stretch marks and it assists in regeneration of scarred tissue. Due to its being a cicatrisant, neroli essential oil has powerful anti scarring properties that will help prevent and fade stretch marks.