Bio oil for stretch marks can have proven effects if used on a regular basis. It has been proven that oils work better than creams and lotions to reduce stretch marks and other skin imperfections.
What Is Bio Oil?
Bio oil is a specially formulated solution that contains the Purcellin oil. This type of oil is extracted from ducks, which secrete this oil to protect their feathers and maintain them shiny. The Purcellin oil also keeps the feather impermeable, so that the duck can swim.
In addition to the revolutionary duck oil, the Bio oil also contains:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Calendula oil
- Lavender oil
- Rosemary oil
- Chamomile oil
How Bio Oil Works for Stretch Marks
The purcellin oil is beneficial to keep the skin hydrated, allowing the connective tissues to regenerate. At the same time, the oil will facilitate the other ingredients of Bio oil to enter the skin.
Vitamin A is a substance that is normally present in the skin and is essential to maintain the skin’s tone and elasticity. The skin with stretch marks lacks elasticity, so applying vitamin A will help improve the quality of the damaged connective tissues. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that softens the skin and gives it moisture.
The calendula oil also has antioxidant effects and will remove the toxins from the skin, which will promote the healing of the damaged skin cells and connective tissues. Lavender, together with the calendula, chamomile and rosemary oil will keep the skin supple and smooth and will also calm irritation.
Bio Oil Effectiveness for Stretch Marks
Stretch marks form when the skin is forced to expand rapidly and the connective tissues are damaged. The stretch marks cannot be fully removed, not even with complicated laser surgery. However, the bio oil does a good job to diminish the appearance of the stretch marks, repairing the connective tissues.
The stretch marks appear as red lines on various areas where the skin has stretched. In time, the lines may fade becoming pink or even white. The bio oil will speed up this time and will also reduce the visibility of the orange peel look. The results may not be the same in all patients. More recent stretch marks may be easier to repair, while old stretch marks may not transform visibly.
If used on healthy skin, the bio oil can prevent the occurrence of stretch marks. Bio oil can be recommended for pregnant women and should be applied especially on the stomach area, as this is going to expand rapidly and is more prone to stretch marks.
Applying Bio Oil
The bio oil is a thick solution that will have to be applied after a shower or a bath. The skin will have to absorb the solution, which can leave greasy stains on clothes. The oil should be massaged in the skin to lock in the moisture and the other essential oils that are required for the skin repair process.