As you would have seen last week, I posted a picture of my beautiful sister who recently underwent spinal surgery and is currently on the road to recovery (she is seriously the strongest person I know!) It brought up some memories from when I was 14 and underwent spinal surgery myself for scoliosis.
At that young and naive of an age, I did not care so much about sunscreen, and unfortunately, my scar on my back became very red and puffy due to an excess amount of sun exposure. My saving grace? Bio Oil! This stuff is a miracle in a bottle. It faded my scar so much in a number of months and I have been praising this product ever since!
This week, I want to share with my little beauties the wonderful world of Bio Oil!
What is Bio Oil?
Bio Oil is defined on it’s website as, “A specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for ageing and dehydrated skin.” http://www.bio-oil.com
Bio Oil is made with plant extracts and vitamins A and E. The product also contains PurCellin Oil which helps the plant extracts and vitamins be absorbed into the skin.
Bio Oil is to be used for three months in total to see full results. I noticed a huge difference in just a few weeks of use. Not only did it fade my scar significantly, but it also made my scar tighten so it was not puffy and raised anymore.
I also used Bio Oil on my stretch marks along my hips. As a brown girl, my stretch marks are very visible. Unfortunately, I did not see much difference in my stretch marks. I think this is because they were old stretch marks and I believe that with stretch marks, prevention is key. So, if you use Bio Oil throughout a pregnancy, you are more likely to prevent stretch marks from appearing.
I apply Bio Oil morning and night and I basically apply it from head to toe! This product is a major multi-tasker and can be used for the following:
– body moisturizer
– facial moisturizer
– chapped lips
– cuticle oil
– eye cream
If I still have not sold you on why you should be using Bio Oil in your everyday routine, read this article from Allure about why the Kardashians swear by Bio Oil themselves:
You can purchase Bio Oil here for only $12: Bio-Oil (For Scars Stretch Marks Uneven Skin Tone Aging & Dehydrated Skin) – 60ml/2oz