Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 03:49 pm

Stretch marks and pigmentation make many women feel self-conscious, even though they are both a natural consequence of the skin performing its purpose

While many women have secret concoctions to banish these skin conditions, most of them include the use of tissue oil.
Bramley, the producers of one of South Africa’s most loved and affordable tissue oils, shared the benefits of tissue oil and why it could be the answer to your skin needs.

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Why are my inner thighs dark?

Hyperpigmentation is when an area of your body becomes darker than the rest because your skin in that area produces more melanin.
This can happen for many reasons, but in the case of your inner thighs, the most likely reason is dry skin and chaffing.
A hormonal imbalance, diabetes and certain medications can also cause a similar skin reaction.

What causes stretch marks?

Skin is elastic and has the natural capacity to stretch, however when the skin is forced to accommodate rapid growth and forced to stretch quickly its elasticity is challenged and stretch marks can form as a result. This is common during growth spurts, weight gain ad pregnancy.
Women aren’t the only ones who can develop stretch marks. Men can develop them too if their skin is forced to stretch rapidly.
When your skin is dry and undernourished, you are more likely to develop stretch marks. Nourishing and moisturising the skin encourages it to heal and regenerate reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

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What is tissue oil?

Tissue oil is a combination of oils combined specifically to heal and nourish the skin.
Bramley’s famous Magnolia oil has jojoba oil, argan oil, olive oil vitamin E oil and bio-pharma oil combines to soothe, protect and heal the skin with every application.
Each of these oils was selected for its healing and nourishing properties and used to create products that heal the skin through intense moisture.

Why moisturising is healing

The skin is an organ, it is alive and needs nourishing and protection which often comes in the form of creams serums and oils applied to the skin from the outside.
The combination of oils used to create Bramley’s range of tissue oils nourished the skin allowing it to heal and regenerate reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and pigmentation.
Tissue oil improves the appearance of your skin, not by erasing marks left on it but, by feeding the skin and making it healthy enough to regenerate, increasing the number of healthy skin cells so that they can slowly replace the damaged cells of the scared and darkened areas.

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