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Can bitter almond oil help with stretch marks?

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One study showed that women who massaged bitter almond oil into the skin on their bellies during pregnancy had fewer stretch marks than women who just used oil without massage.

From: What Are Stretch Marks? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MayoClinic.org: “Diagnosis,” “Stretch marks: Overview,” “Symptoms and causes,” “Treatment.”

National Health Service: “Stretch marks.”

Nemours Foundation KidsHealth: “Stretch Marks.”

UpToDate: “Conditions associated with striae distensae,” “Striae distensae (stretch marks).”

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : “Topical management of striae distensae (stretch marks): prevention and therapy of striae rubrae and albae.”

Winchester Hospital: “Gotu Kola.”

Journal of Clinical Nursing : “The effect of bitter almond oil and massaging on striae gravidarum in primiparaous women.”

Journal of Research in the Medical Sciences: “Fractional CO  laser as an effective modality in treatment of striae alba in skin types III and IV.” 2

Journal of Cutaneous Aesthetic Surgery : “Evaluation of Various Therapeutic Measures in Striae Rubra.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 30, 2017

SOURCES:

MayoClinic.org: “Diagnosis,” “Stretch marks: Overview,” “Symptoms and causes,” “Treatment.”

National Health Service: “Stretch marks.”

Nemours Foundation KidsHealth: “Stretch Marks.”

UpToDate: “Conditions associated with striae distensae,” “Striae distensae (stretch marks).”

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : “Topical management of striae distensae (stretch marks): prevention and therapy of striae rubrae and albae.”

Winchester Hospital: “Gotu Kola.”

Journal of Clinical Nursing : “The effect of bitter almond oil and massaging on striae gravidarum in primiparaous women.”

Journal of Research in the Medical Sciences: “Fractional CO  laser as an effective modality in treatment of striae alba in skin types III and IV.” 2

Journal of Cutaneous Aesthetic Surgery : “Evaluation of Various Therapeutic Measures in Striae Rubra.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 30, 2017

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