Has anyone tried the LOC Method as a part of their skin care routine? I know under normal circumstances this is a bit much, but I’m currently six month pregnant and my stomach is getting noticeably bigger now. All of that skin stretching going on (in such a short period of time) has me worried about stretch marks. Plus, I’m prone to stretch marks; I’ve had them on my lower back, legs, and arms since my growth spurt as a kid. Despite being prone to getting them, I still want to do what I can to limit (but preferably avoid) stretch marks in the last few months of this pregnancy. I know that there is no definitive proof that an updated skin care routine will prevent stretch marks, but that’s not going to keep me from giving it a try. I’ve modified my typical “apply a moisturizer and keep it moving” skin care routine in the hopes that it means that I won’t get stretch marks. Let me know what you think.
What is the LOC Method? The L.O.C. Method is used in the hair community as a method for ensuring that the hair is properly moisturized between wash days, especially in the winter months when the hair can get very dry and brittle. It maximizes moisture retention to make certain that the hair strands are properly conditioned, elastic and protected from the elements. It is a three step process that involves a Leave-in conditioner (or Liquid), an Oil and a Cream (LOC). The leave-in is typically water-based and applied to the hair first. Then the Oil is applied to create a layer of protection, which prevents the water from evaporating off of the surface of the hair. The last step is to apply a heavy butter or Cream, preferably one that is heavy and does not contain water as an ingredient.