Like most if not all women, I have my fair share of imperfections - a 6 year battle with various contraceptives has meant that my weight rocketed and I gained 4 stone, then I lost 2.5 stone, then I gained 3 stone and so far on my most recent and most successful weight loss journey I've lost 16lb!
This up down up down means that I have stretch marks. I'm not ashamed to have them because 9 out of 10 women have them in some form, but I don't like them. In fact, I hate them. With a passion.
I also suffer with dry skin and little red bumps on the tops of my arms, and have some scarring on my face from a: where my friends dog bit me and b: where I had chicken pox when I was little!
So there you are - a complete list of my skin imperfections!
I was contacted by Bio-Oil a while ago and told about a their Skin Stories campaign on their Facebook page. The campaign is aimed at getting women to improve their relationship with their skin imperfections... I've been using Bio-Oil for a couple of months now so I feel I'm well qualified to share my story with you all and let you all know how I've found the product!
I apply Bio-Oil to my less-than-perfect areas first thing in the morning, and last thing at night. You only need a tiny bit because being an oil, a little goes a long way.
Results after one day: skin looks and feels more hydrated, make-up applies easier to the face and looks dewy, healthy and glowy once it's on and the tops of my arms feel and look a lot smoother.
Results after one week: face has less blemishes and is significantly more hydrated, compliments on how 'healthy' I look, dark acne scars have reduced, stretch marks appear to have faded slightly, the scar on my face is less visible and the tops of my arms are really smooth and soft!
Results after one month: Stretch marks are barely visible now and facial skin is extremely healthy, hydrated and blemish free. I have also found that bio-oil reduces the redness on my cheeks. The red bumps are still slightly visible at the tops of my arms but the skin is no longer itchy/sore and I'm happier wearing short sleeved tops. The major thing for me is that the dog bit scar on my face is barely visible anymore once I have foundation on. AMAZING.
Results after two months: stretch marks have now all but disappeared, facial skin is fantastically well hydrated with minimal blemishes and redness and the skin on the top of my arms has dramatically improved!
My opinion? This stuff is absolutely incredible and genuinely works! At first I was nervous about using an oil because I thought it would be greasy and messy but it sinks in quickly and is mess free, I would absolutely recommend it 100% if you're looking to hydrate your skin, reduce redness, reduce scars or stretchmarks, or just generally improve the state of your skin.
You can get Bio-oil almost everywhere now, it's about £8.99 for 60ml and the bottle will last you at least 3 months :)
Have you tried Bio-Oil? What did you think?