Stretch Mark Protection
What are stretch marks, can they be avoided and if so, what can you do to prevent them.
Women and young teens are often confronted with the appearance of stretch marks and usually by the time we seek help, they have already made their appearance.
At Elim we love to share truth and preventative measures with you. Whether you are in your twenties, you are the parent of a young adolescent boy or girl, stretch marks is a reality.
Exactly why do they appear.
Our skin was designed and made to elasticize naturally as we grow. To enable us to stretch we have a natural oil or acid mantel on the skin that helps with the elasticity. This natural oil usually increases during pregnancy when the body prepares to grow or during puberty when the skin gets ready to stretch.
All this is perfect… until we strip our bodies from this natural oil. How? you might ask By using soap.
Harsh soaps will remove this natural elastin from your skin and when growth takes place and the skin starts expanding, it will tear and stretch marks appear.
If you understand this, and we are sure you do, the solution is very simple. You have to remove soap from your cleansing routine and replace it with a soap free oil to cleanse - Elim Shower Oil. Add to the routine by using a dry oil (Argan Body Gloss) during the day with extra nourishments that will feed and protect your skin's natural layers and a rich decadent restorative cream for the night. (Elim Restorative Cream)
Once in a while you can indulge and use the Elim Shimmering Body Polish. This is a natural oil scrub with exfoliating beads made with jojoba oil that will stimulate the skin and further nourish it.
Wondering about the armpits, intimate areas or under your feet, you can go ahead and use a low ph soap. We recommend something like an intimate wash for these areas or baby shampoo.
You can now sit back and remember your grandmother's’ skin. It was probably silky smooth and she only washed it with water. Well there you have it.
Elim offers you a perfect solution to prevent stretch marks. Use this four step program from the first trimester in your pregnancy or opt for the 3 step teen kit as soon as the first growth spurt happens.
The Elim Restorative Cream and Dry Oil can also be used daily just for nourishment of dry and undernourished skin
Pregnancy Survival Kit
The Elim BodyScience Pregnancy Survival Kit is your go-to for all your pregnancy beauty care needs. Containing 4 essential soap-free products, this kit will have you feeling beautiful and leave your skin well-hydrated.
The Elim BodyScience Pregnancy Survival Kit has a strict no-soap foundation. This is because using soap on the skin during pregnancy removes the skin’s natural ability to stretch. BodyScience is a natural and nutrient-rich system for women going through pregnancy or puberty.
The Elim BodyScience Pregnancy Survival Kit is a 4-Step Programme that will guarantee a stretchmark-free body after baby arrives.
1. The Soapless Shower Gel protects the natural oil layer on the skin, vital for skin elasticity.
2. The exfoliating body polish contains no soap and works by gently removing all the dead skin cells to leave the skin feeling invigorated and luminous. For added shine, the body polish contains natural oils to hydrate the skin as well as a hint of shimmer for that luxurious glow. Exfoliate the body before running water in the shower. Do not combine with soap.
3. For the night time, use our rich and indulgent Restorative cream that restores the body and firms the skin simultaneously. The restorative cream will protect the skin from environmental pollution while plant extracts and bio-minerals will firm the skin. This excellent moisturiser contains a powerful anti-inflammatory action and is best used at night.
4, The forth item is a fast-absorbing dry oil spray that contains 9 top oils to deliver instant hydration without staining clothes.
Argan Body Gloss A Dry Body Oil Spray
Leaves the skin velvety smooth, radiant and glossy. Anti-oxidant Vitamin E protects the skin against free radicals while nutritional Argan oil increases elasticity and fights skin allergies. Contains Calendula, Rose, Arnica and Vitamin E oils. This product is safe to use on your face and body. The BodyScience Argan Body Gloss is a fast absorbing dry oil spray for instant hydration.
BodyScience Restorative Body Cream
A rich indulgent cream that restores the body and firms the skin simultaneously. Your Restorative Body Cream will protect the skin from environmental pollution while plant extracts and bio-minerals will firm the skin. It is an excellent moisturizer and contains powerful anti-inflammatory action. Although it is aimed at Pregnant clients, we recommend the use of the Restorative Body Cream to growing teenagers and clients with extremely dry skin.
BodyScience Exfoliating Body Polish