5 Essential Oils to get rid of Stretch Marks

Who likes their skin being covered in stretch marks and dark spots? Certainly, don’t and I am sure most of you who are reading this article hate those blotchy patches on your skin too. So, how can you overcome these ugly marks and scars? Well, you might have heard of many creams and medications to get rid of the stretch marks, dark spots, scar marks, etc. but let’s face, these things never work. So, what do we do?

Don’t worry because there is a way to get rid of these marks and that too naturally, just use these 5 essential oils and you can get rid of your stretch marks, dark spots, etc. in no time at all!

Frankincense Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for removing eczema, stretch marks, dark spots, etc. when used with jojoba oil or lavender oil. You can use this essential oil to reduce the dark marks on your skin but make sure that you always dilute this oil before applying it on your skin and only apply it on a healed skin.

Lavender Essential Oil

One of the most effective essential oils in getting rid of acne and eczema marks and is quite famous for inhibiting bacteria that cause skin infections. It also speeds up the skin healing process and can be really helpful in getting rid of sunburns, heat burns, etc. Just apply a few drops of this oil to the affected area and your skin will clear up in just a few days.



Rose Essential Oil

Another effective essential oil to kill acne-causing bacteria and get rid of the blemishes and acne from your skin is the rose essential oil. This oil will not only make your skin spot free but will also give a nice fragrance off your skin. You can use this oil by diluting it with a coconut oil or a lavender oil to apply it directly on your skin.


Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Since this oil contains Vitamin A, it is found to be effective in repairing skin and is often used in anti-aging formulas. This essential oil not only repairs the sun spots on your skin but also replenishes the skin cells and makes your skin look younger and tighter again. If you use this oil as an infused oil, then you can also fight eczema and psoriasis and make your skin look smoother and cleaner.

Lemon Essential Oil

One of the most popular essential oil for getting rid of the stretch marks, dark spots, and so on is the lemon essential oil as it contains acidity which is useful in bleaching the skin. This is the perfect essential oil to get rid of the dark spots and even out your skin tone. You can also use this essential oil to remove red marks on your skin and make your skin lighter and more toned. Trust me, this is the perfect essential oil to make your blotchy skin perfect again!

Lemon essential oil


How to maintain healthy hair

 While it is still easy to remedy your hair problems, it is tougher to maintain healthy hair than to achieve them. A lot of work and effort goes into keeping your hair healthy and if you don’t pay adequate attention, you could lose them to dullness and hair fall in just a second. Not to worry though because we have listed down a few of the most effective and easy methods to maintain your healthy hair for a long time.

Keep your hair away from the heat

One of the most effective ways to keep your hair away from damage is by ensuring that you don’t heat inducing products which could affect your healthy hair. This means that you need to avoid blow-drying, curling, straightening, etc. your hair with the help of a hair-care tool. There are several other natural ways to ensure the hairstyle that you desire, use those. If you have to use one of these hair tools, then use a good-quality serum which protects your hair from heat damage.

Oil your hair regularly

One of the best ways to keep your hair healthy is by oiling your hair regularly and massaging your scalp to promote collagen production which in turn helps in hair growth. This is one of the simplest and easiest ways to maintain healthy hair. Just oil your hair once or twice every week and you have nothing to worry about.

Use hair masks

Hair masks are another great way to provide the proteins and vitamins to your hair which they lack and ensure that your hair remains strong and shiny for a long time. There are many hair masks available in the market or you can make one at home too. Just apply a hair mask on your hair every once in a month and you will notice that your hair will become more healthy and strong.


Deep condition your hair

While conditioning your hair frequently helps, deep conditioning is known to be even more effective in maintaining your healthy hair. All you have to do is wash your hair and then towel dry it. Now, use a generous amount of conditioner and apply it to the roots of your hair. I’d recommend you read some leave-in conditioner reviews to pick the right one for your hair type.

Then, use a comb to run through your hair and distribute the conditioner through your entire hair body. Once this is done, you need to pull your hair together and clip them up. After 30-60 minutes, you can remove the clip and rinse your hair thoroughly. You will notice that your hair has become smooth and soft and look healthier than usual. Also, make it a point to use the best sulfate free shampoos.

Brush your hair gently

Make sure that you brush your hair regularly to avoid any tangles and be gentle on them. Don’t pull too much or be rough on them as it can lead to hair breakage.

Shampoo and Condition your hair regularly

Shampoo your hair every alternate day and make sure you use a conditioner after every use. This will ensure that your hair remains clean and full of natural oil which is responsible for providing the healthy and shiny look to your hair.



UNEINS – Carnival of Couture!

UNEINS is a brainchild of German-born designer Linda Förstner who founded the label in 2013 in Helsinki. The roots of UNEINS hail from the urban landscapes of Berlin and Helsinki but the inspiration behind the label is sourced from the Scandinavian nature and spirituality of Finnish Lapland.

The eco-luxury label UNEINS is a real delight for the lovers of innovative cuts, luxurious fabrics and expert tailoring. Not to forget sleek silhouettes and surprising accents! The designer herself calls it conscious avantgarde luxury wear.

UNEINS is a German word that means to differ, to stand out. The label’s philosophy is to offer a premium aesthetics fashion that prioritises the longevity and high aesthetics of the garments, rather than the fast cycles of an often artificial industry.

We asked the designer couple of questions and she was happy to share the story behind UNEINS with us.



Photo: Anja Koppitsch


How did you come up with the idea behind UNEINS?

The idea of having my own brand has been there already throughout my studies, both in Germany and Finland. I have always been intrigued by the powerful bond between fashion and people. There is an emotional attachment that we develop with our wardrobe and we allow for design to reflect our personality, thoughts, memories and moods. I find this inspiring and challenging at the same time and so I wanted to create a brand that offers a balance of familiar and new, of classic and boldly avant-garde. I sought to create premium quality clothing that liberates people from passing trends, and allows them to be their own selves.

For what kind of woman are the UNEINS garments made for?

The woman wearing UNEINS is modern, creative and dresses intelligently. She believes in quality and invests in conscious consumption without compromising design aesthetics. We see UNEINS as a brand for a new generation of urban women that indulge in resolved luxury experience. Our women seek design with unique handwriting, eloquent vibe and transparent, measurable value.




AW 16/17 – Solstice

The AW16 collection of UNEINS is called Solstice, an astronomical event appearing twice a year marking the lightest point of summer and the darkest of winter.

The collection continues the signature line of the label portraying glamour, elegancy and attention to details. Besides the luxurious materials the collection features flattering combinations such as soft leather and delicate flower print. The tones and materials mix together perfectly. Or what do you think about this soft wool mohair coat combined with the delicate lavender colour?




Where did the inspiration for this collection come from?

Living in Finland, you become very aware of the changes in light throughout the year and this is the underlying inspiration of print and colours in the collection. The colours range from deep black, dark blue over warm brown and hints of green to light lavender and whites. The digital print of the collection twirls these extremes through a liquified graphite stone structure like a standstill time lapse. One of the core materials of the collection is shearling, a remain from the most traditional way of life during cold winters, complemented with pure mohair, printed wool and soft lamb leather.


What’s next for UNEINS? Any interesting projects coming up?

A lot of new developments are ahead of us. We had a strong season in Berlin Fashion Week and Capsule Paris. Next is Future Labels in Seoul in mid-November. We are also joining a young and very driven Swedish showroom Anothamista for their debut of curated brand showcasing in December. Other than that, we are working on something bigger and better than we have dared tackle so far in the domain of slow fashion. But that is yet to come in the very near future, so stay tuned!



Voting for uniqueness and quality?

Marika Jylhä and Essi Kuula have been friends over ten years and they have formed together with a creative footwear/studio label. Behind every collection is a beautiful story. 


Tell about your past? How did you end up building a brand together?

We met over ten years ago at a visual arts course and we’ve been best friends ever since. We have always commented and supported each other work and at some point, we noticed that we have a very similar way of thinking about designing. Our collaboration works almost wordless. We thought that it would be great to benefit one other expertise and make handmade footwear. Essi is a master of textile designing and Marika is a footwear designer.

All of this was only a dream until the open call for exhibitors to South Korea Cheongju International Craft Biennale came along in 2011. Three pairs of our shoes were selected to the exhibit and after that, it just took off.



How would you describe each other as friends and colleagues?

Marika is reliable, warm and just the right amount crazy. She’s a humorist who’s got hundred different funny characters in her mind.

Essi is a really sincere and a good person. She’s a pocket size funster but she’s also one of the smartest people I know.

Do you have clear responsibilities in building your brand or designing a new line?

Yes, we do. Patterns, production and usability of the shoes are Marika’s main responsibilities. Essi’s main responsibilities are in the visual identity of the brand such as photographs, graphic materials and storytelling. Of course, we plan everything and make all the decisions together.

There’s always a story behind your collection. Where does the inspiration come from?

We can find inspiration almost anywhere. Often either one of us has a tenuous idea for example from a singular surface, shape, color or theme. We gather lots of ideas into sketchbooks and scrap papers. We also eliminate a lot of ideas from our collections and some of those eliminated ideas will stay bothering in our minds. At some point we just go ahead and try ideas we got at the moment.


How do you start working on a new collection?

The first step in our designing process is developed almost like from the basis of improvisational theatre: we throw ideas into the air and you can’t reject them right away, you have to try to develop something out of it!

It’s most productive to work together, switch sketches at some point and continue each other work. In the last step we once again cross off and eliminate ideas and that is where the collection is actually born. The stories behind the collections are our way to lead people into our world and show them where we’ve been while designing the collection.

Where did you get the inspiration for the 2016 collection?

The collection of 2016, ”The Wild King of the N.O. Wonder Horses”, was born while we accidentally found an old picture of a horse named Wonder Horse that got a really long and funny hair. It was so long that is touched the ground and we couldn’t get over it. We tried to figure out what was the story of this amazing horse and we ended up researching the history and bloodlines of wild horses. Eventually it was clear that we would have to use some horsehair in our footwear. Horsehair is unbelievably strong as a material and the horsehair used in our shoes comes from Northern Ostrobothnia.


Your shoes are unique, real pieces of art. If a girl buys a pair of your shoes, how many of the same pair is she likely to see on someone else?

We make small series of unique and custom-made pieces. The turnout of the series varies a lot but on average we produce twenty similar pairs of every shoe. The patterns are cut by hand and all of the materials, for example, the horsehair, are individual so in principle, every single pair is pretty unique.

How will the year 2017 look like for Kuula+Jylhä? 

For the spring we are developing sale samples from our new collection and we already have some new ideas and thoughts regarding our upcoming collection. Our main goal is to get our small footwear business going as well in Finland as international. We want to offer avant-garde footwear experiences for people all over the world.