Sunday, 19 March 2017

How Bio Oil Helped To Fade My Scars & Stretch Marks

How Bio-Oil Helped To Fade My Scars & Stretch Marks, Scar Care Kit Review Image

One of my favourite beauty products of all time is Bio-Oil.  I've been using it since my teens and credit it as the sole product that has enabled me to get rid of the lumpy scar left by my BCG Tuberculosis vaccination and the nasty scars left on my legs and arms after being bitten by mosquitos.  I'm allergic so they tend to blister badly and scar when they eventually go; anyway, the point is, its not pretty and Bio-Oil has saved my skin from being left with those scars for life.  I'm eternally grateful for that.

With its natural plant oils and clinically proven formula, Bio-Oil can be used for a multitude of different purposes; I pop a drizzle in my bath water when I'm looking for a lazy way to moisturise and I use it to rehydrate and soften my skin after a day in the sun.  However mostly, I use it as a body oil to fade and diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

How Bio-Oil Helped To Fade My Scars & Stretch Marks, Scar Care Kit Review Image

I recently went out to celebrate one of my best friends birthdays and when we got back to her house, we were all chatting as many women do about growing older, pregnancy, weight gain and loss and our secret weapons for feeling confident in our clothes, such as the huge sucky in knickers that one of my friends who has just had a baby was wearing.

We got on talking about me and where I have noticed my shape changing the most as I've been losing body fat and one of the girls commented on how faint the stretch marks are on my body.  I have A LOT of them I must admit, but what she said did make me realise that they are quite fine and lightly coloured.  The only thing that I could put it down to is the fact that I've gradually put on weight over the years so perhaps that stops them from being quite so dark (rather than increasing by several clothing sizes in a matter of months) and the fact that I've used Bio-Oil since I was in school.

I remember being in my very early teens and noticing stretch marks appearing on my body, as they do for many people of the same age, although I didn't realise this at the time as I didn't have the confidence to chat to anyone about it.  I asked my mam for a bottle of Bio-Oil as I had seen it advertised on TV and I've used it ever since.  With continued use, I've seen the marks on my body become less prominent, all while my skin has become more even in tone and nourished.


How Bio-Oil Helped To Fade My Scars & Stretch Marks, Scar Care Kit Review Image

I am by no means upset or ashamed of my body or my stretch marks, they're part of who I am and I really value and appreciate my body for all that it has done for me in life so far.  Stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of, many of us have them and whether they're light or dark, they're nothing to be hated.  The same goes for scars; from battle wounds and surgery scars to small bumps and scrapes, most of us will have at least a scar or two that give us a glimpse into our past.

However in just the same way that there's nothing wrong with having scars or stretch marks, theres nothing wrong with wanting to care for them either.  I really do have to credit Bio-Oil for the help that it has given my skin over the years to literally get rid of the lump on some of my hypertrophic scars (you can read about the BCG one in this very old blog post), to diminish the appearance of my stretch marks and to leave the skin on my body looking noticeably even in tone and nourished.

Bio-Oil is definitely the one beauty product that I will always have in my cupboard; I've been using and seeing its benefits for far too many years to ever let it go.  Even now when I damage my skin, it is the first and only product that I think to turn to help my skin to heel, repair and look its best.


How Bio-Oil Helped To Fade My Scars & Stretch Marks, Scar Care Kit Review Image

Now that Bio-Oil have released their Limited Edition Scar Care Kit, taking care of my skin will be even easier.  Inside the box is a 60ml bottle of their much loved body oil as well as a professional massage roller to enable the product to penetrate into the scar area and increase the blood circulation in that area too which will help to speed up the skins natural regeneration process.

The kit is really easy to use, regardless of whether you've used Bio-Oil before.  Simply apply the oil directly to the skin to nourish it and reduce redness and itching and then use the massage roller in circular motions for up to three minutes until the oil has absorbed into the skin.  This will help to soften and hydrate the scar tissue and hopefully accelerate the healing process.

The active ingredients, vitamins A and B will then get to work on regenerating the skin by helping to increase its elasticity and by stimulating collagen production, both of which are important elements of repairing scar tissue.  For maximum impact, Bio-Oil recommend doing this twice a day for three months.

Since I use Bio-Oil already, I continue with my daily full body application but target my scars using the massage roller and then repeat that direct application a second time later in the day rather than applying Bio-Oil all over again.  Simply because it is so nourishing that only one application day for skin nourishment is necessary for me!

The Bio-Oil Scar Care Kit is available from Boots online and in store but it is a limited edition and does keep selling out as far as I can see so if you do go online to purchase it and find that it is out of stock, keep checking back for when it is back in stock and check the availability in your local store too.

Bio-Oil itself is widely available online and in pharmacy/beauty stores on the high street too.  I've popped lots of shopping links below to make grabbing yourself a bottle even easier.

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How do you feel about your scars or stretch marks? Have you tried Bio-Oil?  How did it work for you?
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29 comments

  1. I've heard great things about Bio Oil and it ability to fade scars and stretch marks. I've never tried it myself, but it sounds like it has really worked well for you for many years.

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  2. I have tried bio oil and it didn't really work for me at all but then I seem to have skin that marks very easily!

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  3. I have a few scars and stretchmarks but not tried bio-oil before but I'll have to give it a go x

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  4. I don't have any stretch marks but have heard so many good things about Bio Oil!

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  5. I used it a lot when I was in high school, I ended up with a few stretch marks on the back of my legs and on my love handles haha, they were really purple looking and I used it everyday and they went silvery, so I stopped using it. And now I've got them all back again and in other places, but I like the sound of the massage roller as I hate the feel of bio oil because it stays quite greasy on your hands but I'm definitely going to look out for this kit!

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  6. This is a really good write up and useful for those with stretch marks :) x

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  7. I have heard about Bio Oil before but have never used it yet, I do have some scars and stretch marks, I have thought about using this before but never got around to trying it x

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  8. I've never tried Bio-Oil but my sister was using it after she had a baby along with Palmers body butter and said the products really helped with stretch marks

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  9. Still have stretch marks from my teens but used to use cocoa butter and noticed a difference as takes away redness. I wonder whether it will help with acne scars too x

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  10. I love that you are body positive and your right we should not be ashamed of our stretch marks or scars because they are part of us. I have scars on my face, forehead and leg and they are not small scars either but they don''t bother me anymore x

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  11. I used bio oil when I was pregnant and didn't get a single stretch mark, so I swear by it now. I've Also used it on my leg after my hip surgeries and all those scars are much less noticeable now. It really is amazing stuff.

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  12. I've heard so many wonderful things about Bio Oil! I wonder if it works well for facial scars?

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  13. I used to use bio-oil quite a bit but haven't so much as my size hasn't changed much for me to get stretch marks. It's great that its make such an impact on you x

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  14. I used this during two pregnancies and managed to avoid stretch marks, no idea if its luck or what but I do trust this product!

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  15. I've never used Bio oil, but have some very bad scars on my chest and arms, so will give it a try!!

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  16. I got some facial scars at the moment so I might use this. I use this for my feet sometime. xx

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  17. I've heard lots of good things about Bio Oil, it can be really great for all types of skin problems.

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  18. Never heard of this. But I don't think it's something I will be trying.

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  19. I love Bio oil too and my children have found it really good on their acnes scars from the teenage years. I haven't found anything half as good as it xx

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  20. I love bio oil it really does help soften and moisturise the skin as well as fade some scars / stretch marks.

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  21. I haven't used bio oil before but I do have a scar on my neck I should maybe use this with xx

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  22. I have use Bio Oil a few times. I love it.

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  23. I have used Bio Oil a few times. Love it.

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  24. I put on some weight as a teenager - lost it all now but still have the stretch marks to show for it - or I did...I used Bio Oil and while not completely gone, they're definitely minimised! This stuff works great!

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  25. I love Bio Oil it does work wonders on the skin and mine loves it x

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  26. I've heard bio oil is amazing for stuff like this. I have used it a few times in the past but have never stuck with it long enough to see results x

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  27. Bio-Oil is the original and the best! We've been using it for years and love it x

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  28. Do you think it would help with old burn marks and scars? Ive heard its a great oil

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  29. I do think this can certainly start to work after a few months of daily use as my daughter has used it and there is a slight change

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