Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E, Sterols and Omega fatty Acids that help prevent the formation of stretch marks and even reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks.
It is useful for treating stretch marks because it improves skin elasticity and accelerates skin renewal and healing.
This is why Argan Oil the best natural oil for removing and preventing stretch marks – striae gravidarum – during pregnancy.
Best of all it is a safe, non-toxic, organic and natural oil ideal tried and tested over centuries by the Berber women of Morocco.
Argan Oil for Removing Stretch Marks
Studies show that there are many plant-derived compounds that affect cell proliferation and stimulate cell growth.
Natural plants, herbs and oil, such as Argan Oil, have long been used for their beneficial effects on skin health.
It has been shown that they work through powerful antioxidant effects that increase cell signalling, the process by which the body communicates with cells. 
This is why many drugs and an ever growing number of cosmetic products use natural plants and extracts in their formulations – because they work.
Of all these oils are the most convenient way to apply a natural lotion for stretch marks.
Preventing Stretch Marks
The middle dermis layer of your skin is made-up of strong, inter-connected fibres which allow skin to expand and contract.
However, a rapid stretching of the middle layer of skin may cause it to break or tear, allowing deeper skin layers to show through and this produces stretch marks.
Our goal is to improve elasticity, reduce inflammation, prevent dryness. Improving skin elasticity allows your skin to stretch without tearing.
This means you also avoid the problem of removing stretch marks
This is where Argan Oil can be of such help.
Argan Oil contains many vitamins and nutrients that nourish and improve your skin texture including:
- Tocopherols( Vitamin E ) Anti-oxidants to promote cell growth
- Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 to keep skin pliable & reduce inflammation
- Triterpenoids Tirucallol for cicatrisation ( the process of healing wounds )
- Beta amyrine: Skin protection
- Butyrospermol Anti inflammatory
- Lupeol: Antiseptic
Collagen is also an important component of skin elasticity which can also benefit from treatment with a combination of Argan Oil and vitamin C.
Applying this Argan to your skin has the ability to make your skin stronger regardless of your skin’s current condition. If you haven’t started seeing stretch marks, then the oil can moisturise and strengthen your skin dermis and reduce damage from stress as it occurs even from dietary deficiencies in essential fatty acid that affect your skin.
If you are starting get stretch marks, then the increased anti inflammatory and cell stimulating nutrients should help prevent further stretch marks. In many cases continued treatment may help reduce stretch mark scars.
Is it Safe to use Argan Oil During Pregnancy?
Argan Oil is almost certainly safe to use during pregnancy.
Although there are currently no specific scientific studies into this we Argan Oil has been used for many centuries by the Berber women of Morocco.
They have enjoyed natural protection against stretch marks during pregnancy without reported side effects.
Argan Oil is an Organically produced oil so no chemicals are used at any stage of the process.
By comparison commercial anti stretch mark products often contain a long list of chemicals that may well have unknown side effects.
Finally, since Argan Oil is often eaten for is health benefits it is probably safe to assume that Argan oil is safe to use when pregnant.
How to use Argan Oil during Pregnanacy
One of the problems that rapid stretching of skin causes is dryness and irritation.
So, before applying Argan Oil wash skin with a high quality, light, non-perfumed soap. To reduce dryness further do not use very hot water.
After cleansing the skin apply Argan Oil directly to the area or into the palm of the hand.
Use just enough oil so that you it is smooth and easy to massage the oil into the skin.
After a minute or two you should find that any oily residue disappears to leave the skin feeling soft and refreshed.
Pure Argan Oil can be used as often as desired. But most probably twice a day, morning and night should be sufficient.
Ideally, start applying as skin first starts to stretch.
After birth it is advisable to continue use for a month or two or until you feel skin has returned to normal.