I am not very brand loyal but there is one brand of product that I will always be using – Bio-Oil.
I am sure you have heard of Bio-Oil, and if you have been pregnant before, you have probably used it too.
For me, I’ve been using Bio-Oil way before I was pregnant – and here’s why.
I used to have a lot of mosquito bite scars and marks, and I was very self-conscious because of them. The reason why my mossie bites couldn’t heal properly was due to years of steroid cream abuse as I had regular eczema breakouts.
Did you know that steroid cream causes thinning of the skin, which affects skin healing and worsen scarring? Use steroid cream with caution please!
Anyway, I used to hate wearing short skirts or shorts because I was very put off by how my legs looked like. Imagine an awkward teenager with weight issues and also skin scarring? Yeah, that was me. I really wished I wasn’t born :(
Behold, an old picture of me in long trousers as usual. How’s my denim on denim look back in ’97? Hahaha.
Whenever I caught a glimpse of my own legs in mirrors, I would literally recoil in horror.
I tried many ways to reduce the marks to no avail. Rose hip oil, olive oil…nada! And then someone told me about Bio-Oil. The effectiveness was astounding!
Fast forward to a few years later when I got pregnant, I used a combination of Bio Oil and coconut oil throughout my pregnancy. Every night I religiously rubbed Bio-Oil onto my growing belly.
Sure enough, I have not a single streak of stretch mark. Maybe it’s luck but I honestly believe it’s Bio-Oil.
No stretch marks B-)
In many ways, I have to thank Bio-Oil for recovering my confidence. It’s no surprise that it is the number one selling scars & stretch mark product in 20 countries including Malaysia.
Anyway back to my story, my mossie bite scars have faded so much they no longer bother me. But I still use Bio-Oil, I use it on marks that I got from oil splatters, a problem that I am sure many cooking homemakers are facing. No matter how careful, sure will get attacked by spluttering oil or boiling water one -_-
Oil mark circled in red >_<
In fact, by using Bio-Oil everyday day and night, I could see difference in just a week! It’s been clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars by 92% after 8 weeks according to proDERM 2010.
So what really does Bio-Oil have? It contains natural plant extracts such as chamomile, lavender, rosemary and Calendula oils, together with Vitamins A & E. Its famous breakthrough ingredient – PurCellin Oil™, acts as an emollient that delivers benefits deep into skin without leaving a greasy residue. Yes, I do love how Bio-Oil gets absorbed into the skin so quickly, without leaving any greasy residue or discolouration on clothing.
And I am glad the bottle is just nice enough to be slipped into my handbag, so I could bring it anywhere. Travelling? No problem as it has 60ml size so you don’t even have to check it in.
Bio-Oil really has become one of my must-haves in life.
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