Stretch marks are a part of life for many women and men. Due to rapid growth during pregnancy, puberty, or weight gain/loss, the tissue under the skin is stretched, disrupting collagen production and causing the scars you see.
While it is best to prevent stretch marks before they occur, there are natural ingredients that help to minimize the appearance of these scars.
Hydration and nourishment are key in preventing and diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. We use all natural Algae and Shea butter to infuse skin with the feeling of moisture and replenishment. Skin appears soft and supple, and the look of stretch marks is visibly improved.
Whether you are dealing with existing stretch marks or wishing to avoid them during pregnancy, Stretch Mark Kit is a must-have addition to your daily routine.
This duo includes:
Nourishing Body Cream (4.4oz)
Aromatic Algae (4.46oz)
If purchased separately, $63.90
This aromatic mist enriched with seaweed extract is formulated to hydrate and remineralize the skin - a perfect partner with Nourishing Body Cream to prevent the look of stretch marks. Basil and Lavender essential oils offer a calming, healing sensation to this simple, yet effective product- and it smells great, too!
Nourishing Body Cream
This rich, highly emollient seaweed cream deeply nourishes to hydrate and improve the appearance of dry, irritated and rough-textured skin. Nourishing Body Cream is a favorite for supporting mistreated skin and providing instant hydration for a supple, plumped feel. With regular use the look and feel of scars and rough-textured skin is improved.
Step #1 – Spray affected areas with Aromatic Algae. Gently pat into skin if necessary, leaving skin a bit damp to the touch.
Step #2 – Follow with Nourishing Body Cream. Massage into the skin using circular motions.
Source Vitál Apothecary Tip: With natural products it is important to use them diligently. To get the best results apply this duo twice a day, every day. Try dry brushing to gently exfoliate areas with stretch marks before bathing for even more smoothing benefits.
Remember, you do not have to use a lot of any of the Source Vitál products. They are concentrated. A little goes a long way!
More Information about Stretch Marks
Stretch marks occur when the tissue under the skin is pulled by stretching or rapid growth. It is much easier to prevent them than deal with them after they appear!
Although our skin has some elasticity, when it is overstretched, the normal production of collagen (the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in your skin) is disrupted. As a result, light scars form. We call these stretch marks.
They usually occur on the upper thighs, buttocks, abdomen, breast, hips and arms. When weight is lost, they become even more visible. They are a normal part of puberty and pregnancy for many of us.
Preventing Stretch Marks
Hydrating and remineralizing the skin is very important in stretch mark prevention. Nourishing Body Cream and Aromatic Algae have high percentages of algae extracts in their formulas. Algae extracts are high in alginic acid content that provides important vitamins and minerals needed to strengthen the skin, and supports the skin with essential hydration to allow for it to stretch more easily. As the skin stretches during weight gain and pregnancy, this strengthening will prevent the skin from tearing.
Just applying any cream or lotion does not prevent stretch marks. Alginic acid makes the difference. Source Vitál Apothecary provides products that will help to prevent the look of stretch marks. If you already have stretch marks, this same regimen will also improve the appearance but nothing can totally remove them.
Source Vitál Apothecary Tip: Dry brushing, along with this regimen, does help to further diminish the look of stretch marks. Some careful exfoliation will help after skin is strengthened. Time also helps to fade the scarring.
Consider adding Algae Nutrio Whole Food Supplement to this regimen. Algae Nutrio is the cornerstone product of Source Vitál. This vitamin & mineral supplement is an unique combination of four algae powders. Our algae provide nutritional support for healthy vision, immunity, metabolism, muscles, bones, skin, & hair. We strongly recommend this supplement to ensure you are getting proper nutrition that your body needs to support your efforts to clear your skin.
Remember, what goes on inside the body, shows up on the outside of your body!
Because of the nature of using natural ingredients, we will make adjustments to our formulations. The ingredient listing above may change periodically. You should refer to the product bottle, jar or packaging for the list of ingredients for your batch.
All Source Vitál skin care, body care and aromatherapy products are derived from nature and hand-crafted in small batches. We fuse seaweeds, botanicals and essential oils to create the most active and effective line on the market. Our products are natural, packed in eco-friendly packaging and never tested on animals. They are free of SLS/SLES, GMOs, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colorants, pharmaceauticals, and other harsh chemicals.