Of course, one of the worst parts that can come along with pregnancy is stretch marks that are left behind on your body. Stretch marks are caused because of sudden stretching of the skin. There are marks left behind on the outside layer, called the epidermis, and scars that are a bit deeper in the dermis layer.
One of the greatest benefits of coconut oil is that unlike other creams, the oil can absorb a bit deeper to the dermis, which gives you a better chance of having a positive effect on your stretch marks. So, coconut oil is a perfect product for prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy.
We recommend applying it to your stretch mark areas after you shower, when your skin is clean and best absorbing. As Hayley mentioned, don’t forget around your boobs, as they grow during pregnancy it can cause stretch marks there too!
Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover
Hormones! Many women complain that during their pregnancy they have many breakouts on their normally clear skin. Because you’re also conscious of what types of products you’re using, you don’t want toxic commercial cleansers that you’re not used to. How do you know it’s safe? This is where coconut oil can come in!
Kapuluan Coconut Oil is 100% Raw Organic, so it’s the most natural way to cleanse your skin.
If you’re one who wears lots of makeup during the day, it’s also a perfect way to remove all your makeup without scrubbing your face. We’ve all gone through trying to get that mascara off with a towel. Painful!
Coconut Oil has been shown to remove eye makeup more quickly and with less rubbing, while creating a much healthier option for skin than synthetic and chemical concoctions. Its also uber-hydrating, a bonus for what’s often the first place on the face to show lines and wrinkles.
Use in the Shower to Shave Legs
We love this one! You might be thinking – when I’m pregnant I don’t care about shaving my legs anymore… but those of you who do, using coconut oil during pregnancy to shave your legs is highly moisturizing and just leaves your legs feeling super smooth. You also don’t need much and it provides a really close shave.
There are too many other things that might get irritated during pregnancy, you don’t need shaving to cause more irritation. Try out coconut oil for the perfect shave.
Another thing many women face is that pregnancy can change the texture of your hair. If your changing hormones result in newfound frizz, try coconut oil to tame them! Either use coconut oil as a hair mask or, as Hayley did, use coconut oil the ends of your hair to prevent breakage and keeping hair healthy. If your hair is very dry, leave the coconut oil mask on longer, better yet, you can wrap your hair in a towel and leave in for longer, then rinse.
Coconut Oil for Babies
Lastly, Hayley mentioned once her baby is born using the coconut oil for baby massages. There are lots of benefits of coconut oil for all natural safe baby use, we’ll be writing an article about that soon.
If you’re interested in using coconut oil during your pregnancy you can purchase a jar of Kapuluan Coconut Oil at 25% off using the code: babysafe at checkout.