I thought I had gotten off scot-free when I reached thirty-six weeks pregnant with my first baby and no stretch marks. The final six weeks did me in, however (yes he was born at forty-two weeks!) and before I knew it, I had a nice spread of them across my lower tummy, not to mention a fresh surgery scar.
For some of us, stretch marks are inevitable – genetically determined right down to the very building blocks of our skin, they’re often a fact of motherhood, and whether you choose to have a c-section or simply have to get baby out that way, it too leaves its mark on our bodies.
There are ways you can minimise the amount and severity of stretch marks and scars, and improve their appearance once you have them. Bio-Oil can be used from the first trimester of pregnancy as a preventative for stretch marks. Smoothing a little over your expanding belly each day leaves skin supple and ready for the increasing challenges ahead. Those experiencing uneven skin tone and dry, itchy and flaky skin can also use it on affected areas. Post-pregnancy, Bio-Oil will be your nurturing partner in minimising all of these things.
Bio-Oil has been specially created with a unique ingredient called PurCellin Oil™ which makes it a ‘dry oil’ so it sinks into your skin and won’t leave you feeling greasy! The blend of natural plant oils include Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile in addition to Vitamin E and A.
Right now, Bio-Oil has pledged to donate $5 to the Look Good… Feel Better charity if you share your Skin Stories on the Bio-Oil Facebook page. The first two thousand stories will attract this donation as well as putting you in the running to win Bio-Oil products.