Stretch marks are a type of scarring on the skin that is caused by the tearing of the dermis - the middle layer of the skin that keeps it in shape. They are usually associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes and they are most likely to appear in places on your body that store fat.
Between 50% to 80% of all pregnant women develop stretch marks, particularly at the later stages of their pregnancy. But stretch marks can also develop in teenagers who grow quickly and those who lose a lot of weight. While stretch marks eventually shrink and fade, they will rarely go away completely.
Several studies have found that regularly applying an emollient to the affected area is the best way to prevent stretch marks from developing. Pharmaoil Skin Therapy is a perfect emollient for stretch marks. This is because it is natural moisturiser jam packed with vitamins and antioxidants that will work with your skin’s own natural properties. It also contains plant-derived oils that are safe to use during pregnancy and because it is 100% natural, it can be used for long periods of time.
For extra strength, we also offer Pharmaoil intensive skin drops for stretch marks and scars, which combines some of the finest quality and most intensive natural oils known to help with stretch marks and scars.