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So what do you use Bio Oil for?

(15 Posts)
TracyK Fri 29-Aug-08 17:04:27

I thought was just a body thing - not face??

Carameli Fri 29-Aug-08 17:28:13

I have only used it for body yet but my mum who has used it for years said she puts it on her face when she is just in the house and its nourishes her skin better than any of the big brands she has tried. So I am going to give this a go soon.

ajm200 Fri 29-Aug-08 17:31:33

I've used it on my face at night if my skin is realy dry. I also put a few drops in the bath makes it last longer.

pickie Fri 29-Aug-08 17:34:12

will follow this thread with interest as bought a bottle recently to hopefuly reduce the appearance of 3 angry scars on my back (moles removed). Put some on my neck &cleavage and seems to really soften up skin

WilyWombat Fri 29-Aug-08 17:39:17

Mine is down the back of my bedside cabinet - with the dust & cobwebs (I'll sort them out once the kids are back at school!) blush

I heard it helped with scarring but tbh it didnt seem to make a difference at all - I could imagine it would be quite good as a general moisturiser though.

ajm200 Fri 29-Aug-08 17:40:20

It should work wonders on your scars. I managed to get away with stretch marks until the last week of my pregnancy, then ended up with one huge purple on right on the middle of my tummy. It faded that really quickly.

Does work well on the thick white scars that you get after surgery, just fades red or purple ones to silvery white.

expatinscotland Fri 29-Aug-08 17:40:31

On my bump and on my neck.

On the girls once their skin starts to heal up from cuts/scrapes and bites.

WilyWombat Fri 29-Aug-08 17:44:45

Oh maybe I should have persevered Dad kindly pointed out how noticeable the scar was at the moment thanks to my suntan!

TheCrackFox Fri 29-Aug-08 17:51:45

I put a few drops in the bath and my skin really feels lovely. I can't be arsed with body lotion!

ajm200 Fri 29-Aug-08 17:58:06

The white scar on the back of my hand where I'm sure some student doctor made their first attempt at stitches was really lumpy and white. It is much softer after using bio-oil in the bath for the last 6 months. It is still there but is softer and less noticable.

bikerunski Fri 29-Aug-08 19:09:42

Body - on bump and dry legs
Face and neck - as night cream
Hands - mixed with E45 cream, makes fab hand cream. Has faded all the cannula scars on my hands where I was on a drip for 6 weeks earlier this pg.
Hair - sprinkle a few drops on hairbrush and drag through my very dry, tangly hair. Works a treat.

LetThemEatCake Fri 29-Aug-08 20:37:47

am using as night cream at the mo - too soon to tell massive diff but seems to be working!

2loudboys Fri 29-Aug-08 21:07:30

Erm, laydees with bumps - I really loved Lush's Therapy massage bar on my bump (and smells heavenly). Used for 2 pregnancies & no stretchmarks smile. Can't be entirely genetic as my Mum has loads (all my fault, apparently hmm).

ajm200 Sat 30-Aug-08 09:51:08

I love anything from lush but my skin really doesn't when I'm preggers. I get really itchy

bikerunski Sat 30-Aug-08 15:26:56

I can't stand the smell of Lush at the moment. Can't even go near, have to cross the road! Also, can't be faffed to go into town now I have finished work!

Usually, when not pg, I can spend hours in Lush.

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