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Wheatgerm Oil can be bought from most chemists, on Amazon and in Health and Beauty shops like Holland and Barrett, it will cost you anything from £2.99 per 100ml up to £7 or more for a larger bottle depending what size you buy and where you buy it from, so it pays to shop around.
Wheatgrem Oil is a natural, cold pressed vegetable oil that hasn't a very strong aroma, so it won't linger on your skin like other products of this kind. It is an unrefined oil that is very highly enriched with vitamin E which makes it absolutely brilliant for all types of skin.
It can help to reduce the start and aid to reduce the look of sretchmarks and gently massaged into the skin during pregnancy will help skin stay moist, supple and in good condition, as some mothers know the skin is usually one of the things that could change during pregnancy.
Hair falling out is another as the baby seems to take all the goodness from a mother, stretchmarks can begin to appear during pregnacy or even if you get away with not having them during carrying a baby, like I did with my first child.
It wasn't until the actual birth that I got them and I was glad I could use this wheatgerm oil to help reduce the appearance of them.
Of course it isn't an instant miracle cure but in time the stretchmarks will fade with constant use of the wheatgerm oil.
I began to notice a difference in the appearance of my stretchmarks within six months, you may think this is a long while for any results to show, but its worth the effort and daily use of the wheatgerm oil to be able to see the faded stretchmarks.
Wearing swimwear is always the first thing you are concious of if you have stretchmarks as your confidence is a little shattered but now years later my stretchmarks are so faded you can't really see them, they are just little silvery lines which tan like the rest of my skin and I do believe this is with constant use of wheatgerm oil.
My daughter is pregnant and due in November and I have bought her a bottle of this as well as other products to help her reduce the risk of getting stretchmarks. I am confident with the daily use of this wheatgerm oil she will like me avoid getting them.
The oil extracted from wheat germ has a shelf life of about 6-8 months. So purchasing a large bottle may cost a little more than the smaller ones but it will last and keep for ages as long as you store it in a cool place out of sunlight.
Wheatgerm oil is also used in lots of other skin and hair products for its richness of vitamin E but the neat oil can be used for massage and is relaxing and absorbs into the skin quite nicely.
Wheatgerm oil isn't something a lot of people know about or use onits own but nowadays the more natural products seem to be finding their way into the beauty product world and they do more good that the chemical products.
If your pregnant and looking for something to help reduce the risk of stretch marks, then this oil has to be given a go. A little is all you will need and with daily use it will improve the condition of your skin, it can also be used for dry skin and on sensative skin.
One thing that I hoped I would avoid when pregnant was stretchmarks. Everyone told me that these would be inevitable and that using cream wouldn't help but I had nothing to lose so decided to try anyway. On the market there are lots of expensive creams claiming to be the best but for me the best was plain and simple wheatgerm oil. At the time I was already using wheatgerm oil as it is supposed to help stop fine lines around the eyes and reading a baby magazine one day I read about the benefits of using wheatgerm oil to stop stretchmarks and to massage into the perinium (spelling??) to avoid tearing in labour or to avoid an episiotomy. Well I gave it a go and although I put on 2.5 stone during pregnancy I honestly haven't got one stretchmark. It's a shame I can't say the same for it helping to avoid an episiotomy as I had to have a forceps delivery and lots of stitches but one out of two claims works for me. I will definitly use wheatgerm oil again.