After I had my son, my stretchmarks were so bad I thought my stomach would never see the light of day again. For sure I’d never wear a bikini again. Initially they were bright red-purple stripes in a giant swirl covering my entire lower abdomen. They faded to a crepey web of scarring a shade or two lighter than the rest of my skin.
As a pro dancer and performer, this was straight devastating.
I tried everything I could find to try to erase them. Nothing worked at all.
Then I discovered plant and nut-based oils, and started dabbling with essential oils, trying this and that, experimenting with various combinations until I finally created a recipe that worked.
That product is my healing moisturizer Skin Food. I found plant medicine that not only deeply moisturized and supported my skin’s tone and elasticity, it also repaired my skin at a molecular level, allowing new skin to replace the scarring.
While it will never be the same again, I learned so much in that journey of self-healing. The plants taught me to trust them and to turn to them first; they are the original healers.
And to accept my stripes as the battle scars they are.