Wednesday, 4 April 2012
over the last few months i've lost a fair amount of weight (just over a stone!) which i'm really pleased about.... HOWEVER with that has come the unsightly arrival of stretch marks on my hips and thighs. i'm not talking huge purple crevices but they are fairly noticeable (especially to me anyway) and i have been looking at ways of getting rid of them. As i'm sure most people are aware, there is no way to remove stretch marks after they have appeared as they're a type of scar, so the best you can do is to minimise their appearance and prevent future occurrences. i had heard recommendations about several products including cocoa butter and various oils and the product which stood out most was Bio-Oil.
Bio Oil: £8.99 for 60ml (Superdrug)
Bio-Oil is a blend of plant extracts and vitamins all suspended in a light, non-greasy oil formula with a light smell. the directions instruct you to apply the product in a circular motion two to three times a day for three months. i only tend to apply the oil at night...mainly because this is when i do my full skin-moisturising routine and i like to let it all soak in while i sleep. So far, the results have been outstanding and i've only been using the product for one week! i wish i had taken before shots so i could illustrate the improvement, but honestly the marks have lightened and now blend in with my skin so they are hard for me to find to even apply the oil. Obviously cases differ from person to person but i would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a product to minimise their stretch-marks.