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Pregnancy and Stretch Mark Oils

Over the course of your pregnancy, your changing shape may need a little assistance to help it grow and shrink again with ease. Not only will your circulation increase during pregnancy, meaning your skin can feel drier, you may experience an itchy tummy as your bump grows and of course, there is the possibility of the dreaded stretchmarks. But fear not, we have the best bump oils trialled, to help your skin do its thing without worry. 

There are also lots of stretch mark creams to try, too. 

>> READ: THE BENEFITS OF PREGNANCY MASSAGE

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Bloom and Blossom Anti-Stretch Mark Oil (£24, bloomandblossom.com)

Loaded with super-nourishing, omega-rich argan kernel oil and sweet almond oil, this absolutely no-nasties oil hits the top spot for us. Just the right consistency, never greasy and the clever applicator oil directs the right amount of product into your palm, rather than all over your carpet.
 
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Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil (£27, amazon.co.uk)

Loaded with omega 3, 6 and 9 – sweet almond, borage, wheatgerm and rosehip seed oils, with no nasties – to help soften your skin as it expands and shrinks again after birth. Slather on from boobs to below your bottom – front, back and sides – from the moment you’re pregnant, until at least four months after your baby is born.
 
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Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil (£40, clarins.co.uk)

This cult body oil is Clarins’ best selling formula, purely because pregnant women and those concerned with stretchmarks rate it so highly. Rosemary, geranium and mint pure plant extracts help firm, tone and keep you skin supple. Best applied to damp skin straight after a bath or shower.
 
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Weleda Stretchmark Massage Oil (£16.95, weleda.co.uk)

Gently fragranced with pure essential oils, this impressive bottle of goodness contains skin and mind soothing lavender, mood-lifting geranium, smoothing jojoba oil and anti-inflammatory arnica.
 
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Orico London Rush Hour Vibrant Dry Body Oil (£20, amazon.co.uk)

Perfect if you don’t like the heavier texture of an oil, this dry formula absorbs quickly, so you can dress straight away. Organic and chock-full of healing rosehip and cell regenerating baobab oil, this is just one of many great products in the Orico London skincare line.
 
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Espa Nourishing Body Oil (£33, espaskincare.com)

Contains nourishing jojoba and sweet almond oil to support growing bumps, but the formula is light and easily absorbed. Calendula and grape seed oil help keep skin tone smooth and even.
 
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L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil (£34, uk.loccitane.com)

Not only is this oil rich in omega 6 and 3 to prevent skin tightness, and silicium to support and firm up, but the almond oil gives the most heavenly scent
 
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Shiffa Pregnancy Body Oil (£57.60, lookfantastic.com)

Every drop of this oil is indulgent (even opening the box feels like Christmas), which every pregnant woman needs when they’re carrying a new little person for over nine months. If your body is feeling worn out, the calming organic chamomile not only softens dry skin, but helps to ease body cramps, mood swings and stress, for an easier pregnancy ride.
 
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Ermana Soothe Mama Body Oil, (£22, ermana.co.uk)

With jojoba, apricot and macadamia oil, this little bottle is packed with natural vitamins, minerals and omega oils to hydrate the skin and prevent the dreaded stretch marks. Apply a few drops to your baby bump and massage in. 

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