In this Bio Oil For Stretch Marks Before And After review, we will discuss how to use bio oil for stretch marks, bio oil for stretch marks price and bio oil benefits. Stretch marks are a common complaint, especially among pregnant women and adolescents. These long stripes or lines on the skin may be annoying, but they do not cause any medical problems.
Although most stretch marks will fade significantly with time, many people want to minimize their appearance quickly. Read on to discover the best essential oils to reduce stretch marks.
Bio Oil For Stretch Marks Before And After
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16 ways to use Bio-Oil you haven’t thought of, yet
1. Use Bio-Oil as: a face oil
Yes, you heard that right. Forget any preconceptions of waking up to an oil-slick face, because Bio-Oil is actually non-comedogenic, which means it doesn’t clog pores.
What’s more, the high vitamin A (aka retinyl palmitate) content means it’ll deliver beneficial nourishment to your skin cells – so while it won’t replace your best retinol formula, it does make a great, gentle option for a low-key routine.
2. Use Bio-Oil: to fade acne scars
Yep – another reason to use Bio-Oil on your face. If you’re still not convinced, rest safe in the knowledge that in a 2012 clinical trial 90% of participants reported a notable improvement in the colour of facial acne scars after using the oil.
3. …And pigmentation
Another benefit, another study. In 2011 a clinical trial reported an 86% success rate in improving the appearance of uneven skin tone and pigmentation after 12 weeks of applying Bio-Oil to the area.
4. Use Bio-Oil: in your bath
A few drops of Bio-Oil in your bath will leave your skin feeling remarkably soft from the moment you step out of the tub – no moisturising required.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOWhttps://b21d86632adc061ad35f612574644116.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
5. Use Bio-Oil: after a manicure
The key to keeping a manicure looking good? It’s all in the cuticles.
A drop of Bio-Oil is one of the best conditioners for this fragile skin – simply rub it in (once your nails are dry!) and top up at any opportunity.
6. Use Bio-Oil: as a pre-shave treatment
If you’re always snagging your skin when shaving, Bio-Oil could be your saviour. Apply it to parched legs before your regular shaving cream for a closer, nick-free result.
7. Use Bio-Oil: to take off your makeup
By binding to the oil molecules in your makeup, Bio-Oil can easily remove all things waterproof, sticky and powdered down.
8. Use Bio-Oil to: mix with your bronzer for an added glow
If your bronzer is matte or even shimmery, by adding a drop of Bio-Oil on the back of your hand and mixing it with your favourite liquid or powder bronzer will give your face an added natural glow. We’re going for dewy, not sweaty.
9. Use Bio-Oil to: seal in your spray tan
Pour some Bio-Oil across your body before showering to make sure your spray tan lasts even longer i.e. you’ll look like you’ve been travelling all over the world without leaving your bathroom.
10. Use Bio-Oil to: tame any acne from getting your brows done
We all have that moment when after getting our brows down, the skin around our eyebrows are red and there are even small bumps from the threading.
Bio-oil will is made to soothe skin and redness so perfect to apply after you’ve got them done. Top tip: use some aloe vera to calm the irritation and then a swipe of Bio-oil.
11. Use Bio-Oil: for your tired eyes
By getting a cotton pad and dabbing it under your eyes can help soothe and reduce the dark and red undertones caused by stress and a lack of sleep.
This is best before lights out and under any night time serums or treatments.
12. Use Bio-Oil to: clean your make-up brushes
When your makeup brushes look a different tinge, you know it’s time to give them a big soak. Some use makeup clean to rid of any foundation and blush residue on brushes, some rub them across a cleansing mat.
13. Use Bio-Oil: as an essential oil
A good inexpensive way to relax is to rub some Bio-Oil across your pulse points as a way to have a moment to yourself during the day.
14. Use Bio-Oil to: smooth hair
For those with frizzy or any texture to their hair, Bio-Oil is a good option to smooth those baby hairs or fly-aways and even an alternative to hydrate the ends.
15. Use Bio-Oil: for itchy scalps
If your scalp is feeling very dry, a swig of Bio-Oil in your shampoo will help reduce the itchiness and flaking.
16. Use Bio-Oil to: stop skin from flaking
Massage some Bio-Oil across sunburns to prevent any peeling and to help your skin heal.
Bio-Oil claims to help:
- improve the appearance of new and old scars
- improve the appearance of stretch marks
- improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone) for both dark and light skin types
- smooth and tone aging skin on the face and body
- retain skin moisture
According to a 2018 studyTrusted Source of 80 people with non-hypertrophic scars, Bio-Oil showed a 14 percent better reduction in scarring and striae (stretch marks) in comparison with an untreated area.
Here are additional results from participants in the study:
- 93 percent said that Bio-Oil had a long-lasting soft and supple skin feeling
- 61 percent indicated that they felt the product improved their skin appearance
- 51 percent said that their scars and stretch marks looked less pronounced
- 17 percent indicated that the oil had no benefit
Bio-Oil can be used on the four primary categories of acne scars:
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Although Bio-oil isn’t considered an acne treatment, one of the ingredients is used to treat acne.
A 2007 studyTrusted Source indicated that rosemary oil demonstrates antibacterial activity against Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), bacteria that live on the skin and contribute to acne.
Also, Bio-Oil is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog pores.
For acne, your doctor is more likely to recommend products other than Bio-Oil, such as:
The plant-based oils in Bio-Oil are hydrating and can cosmetically reduce the appearance of wrinkles by plumping the skin.
Although Bio-Oil is generally considered safe, it isn’t recommended for use on broken or bleeding skin. Also, according to a 2016 studyTrusted Source, a fragrance ingredient in Bio-Oil, linalool, is a known allergen.
If you think you might be sensitive to linalool or any of the listed ingredients in Bio-Oil, before starting regular use, put a small amount on your forearm and wait 30 to 60 minutes. If you experience a reaction, discontinue use.
Bio-Oil Review | Is It Really Effective?
Paraffinum Liquidum, Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sunflower seed oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chamomile flower oil, Lavender oil, Rosemary leaf oil, Marigold oil, Wild Soybean oil, BHT, Bisabolol, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Isopropyl Myristate, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, CI 26100.
Now, let’s look at all the good things contained in Bio-Oil:
- Rosemary oil has been found to reduce inflammation and facilitate the healing of micro wounds. This means it’s great for minimizing scars!
- Chamomile oil is excellent for evening out your skin tone and other pigmentation issues.
- Lavender oil works as an antioxidant and is known to reduce skin damage.
- Calendula oil is the main moisturizing agent in Bio-Oil and is great for dry skin.
- Vitamin A and Vitamin E work wonders as antioxidants.
Much like any other skin care product, a bottle of Bio-Oil comes in a white cardboard box that also houses the instruction manual. I particularly loved this manual because it has diagrams that show you exactly how to apply this oil. The bottle itself is a pretty basic transparent bottle with a white screw-on cap. The opening of the bottle is covered with another white cap that has a small hole in its center – perfect for a klutz like me who would probably topple all the oil out within 0.25 seconds of opening the bottle. Whoa, also a strange thing about this product is that though it has an orange tint when in the bottle, it is completely transparent when you pour it out. Which is great because that way you won’t stain your clothes. Lastly, if you get the small 60 ml bottle, you can travel with it in your handbag without any worries because it Is under the TSA liquids allowance limit and also the packaging is pretty sturdy and leak-proof.
All You Need To Know About Bio-Oil
I think it is important to preface the benefits of Bio-Oil by mentioning that the company itself does not claim that it can entirely remove or make any scars or stretch marks vanish altogether. It merely reduces their appearance.
How To Use Bio Oil?
- Rub a couple of drops of Bio-Oil between your fingers.
- Massage the Bio-Oil into the affected area. Make sure you massage in a circular motion.
- Do this twice daily for at least three months to see effective results.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s look at all the wholesome goodness this product has to offer:
(i) Bio-Oil For Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Pregnant women around the world swear by the effect of Bio-Oil on their stretch marks, and so does my sister. She started using Bio-Oil immediately after her delivery and has found that her stretch marks have faded considerably. Her only regret is that she did not begin using Bio-Oil during her pregnancy because then her stretch marks would have been even lighter now.
(ii) Bio-Oil For Scars
First things first, and I cannot stress this enough, do not apply Bio-Oil on an open wound, thinking it will prevent it from scarring. That is just an infection waiting to happen. Now, on to the main point – the company itself claims that it can never altogether remove a scar, just reduce its appearance. After continuous usage over a month, I did notice that a burn mark and some of my chicken pox scars and acne scars had lightened considerably. So, yay!
(iii) Bio-Oil For Uneven Skin Tone
The only areas I noticed where my skin tone had slightly evened out after using Bio-Oil were under my eyes. I could not find much of a difference anywhere else on my face or body.
(iv) Bio-Oil For Aging Skin
Bio-Oil works to reduce wrinkles by improving the collagen and elastin content in your skin. My mum swears by its anti-aging properties and religiously applies it to her face twice a day.
(v) Bio-Oil For Dry Skin
The essential oils in Bio-Oil (like lavender, chamomile, and marigold) work wonders to moisturize your skin and leave it soft and supple. My skin seemed so much softer and healthier within a week of starting my Bio-Oil treatment. It has also managed to give my skin a dewy glow, which, of course, I’m a huge fan of.
- The oil has a light texture that gets absorbed into your skin quickly and does not leave it feeling greasy.
- Delivers on its promise of reducing scars and stretch marks.
- Since each application requires just a couple of drops, a single bottle will last you for a long time.
- It is not heavily fragrant, which is great for people with sensitive skin.
- Can be used on cuticles to moisturize them.
- Its oil-based formulation may cause people with oily skin to break out.
- A bit expensive.
I started using Bio-Oil when I turned 20 when nothing seemed to be working on my skin. I had extremely dry skin and no amount of moisturizing seemed to help my parched skin. Add to that, the cellulite on my thighs had started to bother me.
After trying a whole bunch of creams and home remedies, I had just about given up when I was introduced to Bio-Oil. It is indeed a miracle product! I was never a fan of using heavy products on my skin, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how easily this got absorbed into my skin, without leaving behind that dreadful, greasy residue. For an oil, this product is a nice and light formulation that feels weightless on the skin.
The biggest fear I had was that the oil would cause me to break out because I have very sensitive skin, but thankfully that did not happen. On the other hand, my skin felt soft, hydrated, clearer, and so much more even. After 3 months of usage, my stretch marks and cellulite faded significantly. It also worked wonders on my dark spots and dark circles. Now, my skin is healthy and hydrated to the point that it has a gorgeous glow.
The only drawback I felt was its price, but considering the results it gives you and how long a bottle lasts, I think it is worth every penny you spend on it.
Rs. 395 for 60 ml
Do I Recommend Bio-Oil?
Absolutely! Your skin will love you for pampering it with this wonderful product!
Bio-Oil has been all the rage in the Western market for a few years now, and I’m so glad that it has finally made its way into the Indian market. Too long we women have been plagued with stretch marks and scars. But no more, I say! Go grab a bottle of Bio-Oil today. You can thank me later.