It’s fair to say I have a few scars on my body here and there. I tend to be that girl that can’t let go of a pimple or two when it appears especially in broad daylight. Sounds disgusting right? But I’d rather get have it gone one way or another instead of having this shiny massive spot screaming ‘hello!’ to the world.
I’m sure many of you reading this have experienced a pimple or spot at one point in your lifetime and maybe have learnt that if you do not leave it alone and start ‘popping’ or picking at it, chances are that you will end up with a horrible scar that will take a long time to disappear. Believe me, I know how you feel.
The things we humans have to go through to fix such a skin condition goes to show how insecure some of us may feel. It’s not nice feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. I probably put that all down to the media and their glossy magazines with Kate Moss airbrushed to perfection on a double spread of Vogue. It’s no wonder why many teens and women and men for that matter feel the need to look perfect and blend into that image that our society feels is acceptable to look.
Well, all that aside, I know for a fact that there has been millions upon millions of pounds being spent in beauty and skin research as well as the billions of pounds being wasted on so called ‘miracle products’.
We have all had our hearts broken after we realise that the ‘As Seen on tv’ cream or lotion we ordered last month was all a load of rubbish and it was merely something that supposedly worked on that small percentage of women that ‘saw a difference’.
Mind you, the next time you see an advert on a new beauty product in the market and they say ‘according to our survey, 90% of women agree it works’ be sure to read the small print on the bottom that states the exact details of their experiment. Usually it would say something like ‘tested on 100 women’ – how is that a clear representation of all the women out there? They only test 100 women out of thousands upon thousands living in the UK who are looking for such products and only a small number out of the 100 people in that sample say the product works and automatically it’s a miracle product? Ridiculous!
Anyway, that’s enough babbling on; let’s get straight to the point – I have chosen a product that claims to do the trick. Does Bio Oil really work?
Firstly I have to say that although I have only had the product for a couple of weeks I can see why it may be recommended by people who have various skin conditions. This product states clearly on the packaging that it helps banish scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin.
I have not been using it as consistently as I’m meant to, I admit it, I suck at being consistent, I barely tweet as often as I should and that is apparently meant to be an addiction! But applying lotions and oil on a regular basis proves to be a challenge for me. Especially when it’s something I don’t see immediate results with. My impatience gets the better of me!
This is where many people go wrong I believe, although I cannot show before and after pictures of that ugly scar which transformed into flawless even skin, the thing I’ve learned about beauty is you need to have patience. Products don’t really have immediate effects from what I have seen and experienced. You have to be consistent and patient and slowly you may see dark areas and scarring disappear.
Another thing to remember is that everyone is different and we all have different skin types so whether we see results or not depends on our bodies, so don’t discard your bottle of Bio Oil if your friend received faster results than you.
When I first started using this product I noticed its consistency was oily but not to the point it feels as if you need to wash it off with bleach. The key breakthrough ingredient this product boasts about is PurCellin. Apparently the nature of this ingredient means that it changes the formulations overall consistency ensuring that the product is non-greasy and light for your skin to easily absorb the vitamins and plant extracts within the oil. This is great news for those who have oily combination skin as the bio oil will be absorbed fast on your skin and your face won’t look like you’ve just bathed in grease.
Whenever I use Bio Oil I notice that the moisturizing properties are very good and once my skin absorbs the oil it leaves it feeling soft and smooth. I usually use it more on my face and I apply some the night before and then a little more after I’ve washed my face in the morning. You don’t have to be strict with your routine but they do recommend that you apply evenly on clean skin at night. As I have dry skin, this is a very good product to help hydrate and make it glow.
That’s my experience so far with Bio Oil and I suggest that if you are in need of something that helps with the appearance of scars, stretch marks etc then it’s worth the investment, the prices vary from retailer to retailer but I would recommend you stay away from your local pharmacist as they charge too much for their products. Instead go to Amazon as they have the 200ml bottle for only £11.45 which I personally think is a bargain. Good Luck, I hope it works for you!