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Does Helichrysum Oil Help in Getting Rid of Stretch Marks?

Urvashi Pokharna Apr 14, 2019
Are you hiding your body under baggy clothes because of stretch marks? Even someone who has a perfect body can develop an inferiority complex because of these scars. Find out if helichrysum oil can help diminish the appearance of stretch marks.
Being pregnant is beautiful but after delivering the baby, seeing unsightly stretch marks on your once beautiful spotless skin can really mar the confidence of a new mother. Stretch lines or marks and weight gain are the top reasons of postpartum depression.
These marks develop when the skin stretches more than its elasticity, prompting cracks to form in the epidermal layer causing the visibility of red lines that turn into white, over a time, permanently. Hormonal imbalances, activities that cause excessive pulling of the skin and sudden weight loss or gain causes stretch marks.
It is actually quite difficult to get rid of them once they appear because the damage occurs in the internal layer of the skin. However, scientists have discovered that any ingredient containing large quantities of vitamin A can help fade away the marks to a great extent, gradually though.
Helichrysum essential oil, extracted from the Helichrysum italicum flowers that are widely cultivated in Croatia, are one of the most useful multipurpose natural beauty oils. It can help cure many severe beauty ailments.

How does Helichrysum Oil Work

Helichrysum essential oil has a special quality of regenerating skin by stimulating cell turnover. Hence, it penetrates to the cellular level and can quickly repair damaged skin tissues and fade away marks. It is used to cure skin conditions like acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. It visibly improves the appearance of skin at a fast rate.
Do you want to know how does helichrysum oil help in getting rid of stretch lines or marks? Well, it improves the elasticity of the skin and thus, prevents the appearance of stretch lines. This is because the chemical structure of this oil contains many active molecules and di-ketones that promote cell regeneration.
The best feature of this oil is that it heals epidermal injuries without leaving any marks behind. It is extremely suitable for sensitive skin so you do not have to worry about any side effects post application. However, you can still conduct a patch test on the insides of your elbow to safeguard against any allergic reactions.
Do you know? Oils penetrate faster and deeper than all the creams and ointments you spend hundreds of dollars on each year! So, they work better too. Helichrysum oil can fade pregnancy marks within 3 months of continuous application.

How to Apply Helichrysum Oil

Use a carrier oil, like emu oil or jojoba oil, with helichrysum oil in the ratio of 1:2 and massage on affected areas. Using a pure form of this oil can lead to skin sensitivity due to high concentration of the oil. You can use other oils such as rose hip oil along with helichrysum oil as it also has an ability to heal scars.
This concoction will have twice the healing effect on your skin and will make marks disappear quickly. Even if your stretch lines may be from 10 years ago or 10 months ago, the essential oil will work its charm to fade the scars.
Stretch lines or marks are of different types and range from fresh red ones to white ones, fine thin lines to thick and deep ones. While the lighter ones may heal quickly, helichrysum removes skin discoloration of deeper, older stretch marks too.

Restrictions on the Use Helichrysum Oil

There are a few restrictions that you should keep in mind before using helichrysum oil. If you are an expecting mother, do not apply helichrysum oil to your skin at least until after you have delivered your baby. You may apply it before and after your pregnancy, also, it is not recommended for someone suffering from any neurological disorders or epilepsy.
The oil should not be applied if you are taking any medications. Never apply the oil on open wounds, burns or cuts. Diabetes and blood pressure patients are also advised against its use, due to the oil's blood thinning properties.
In addition to curing pregnancy lines or marks, there are other uses of this oil, as it also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. If you cannot find helichrysum oil at supermarkets in your area, you can place an order online.
There are many sites offering herbal products that sell this oil. It may be sold under other names such as Everlasting Essential Oil or Immortelle. Do ask for these names too.