How to use bio-oil for scars

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Bio-Oil is an affordable, effective topical treatment for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and ageing skin. It is simple to use, and a clinical study conducted by the Photobiology Laboratory of the Medical University of South Africa found that 65 per cent of participants experienced improved scar appearance within 4 weeks. Bio-Oil is also effective for improving the appearance of all types of scars, including acne scars, stretch marks, surgery scars and scarring from old and new injuries. Part of Bio-Oil's effectiveness can be attributed to the proprietary ingredient Purcellin oil, which is a lab-created oil similar to the preen gland oil in ducks, blended with natural plant oils and vitamins.

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    Apply a few drops of Bio-Oil to the scar site. Application should occur twice per day for at least 3 months.

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    Massage the Bio-Oil into the scar and the surrounding area. The massaging is an important part of the process and assists in breaking down scar tissue while increasing circulation to the scar site.

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    Eat a diet with adequate amounts of vitamin E and vitamin C, both of which are central to the body's healing process. In general, a well-balanced diet based on whole grains, vegetables, fruits and lean proteins will assist the body in the healing process. Beneficial effects will be most noticeable when the vitamins are consumed during the healing process. If you are working with older scars, these vitamins will not be as effective in improving scar appearance.

Tips and warnings

  • For best results, follow the instructions and massage Bio-Oil over the area with scarring at least twice each day.
  • Newer scars will respond better and faster; therefore, the best plan is to begin to use Bio-Oil as soon as possible once your skin is no longer broken.
  • Store Bio-Oil in a cool, dry location that is away from direct sunlight.
  • Bio-Oil is for external use only and should not be used on broken skin.

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