Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How to tighten loose skin: Bio Oil

This is the second part in a series about tightening loose skin. For the first part, click here.

In a lot of ways, doing the HCG Diet is like doing damage control after some sort of disaster. At my heaviest weight of 285, my body was a wreck. My bad habits were ruining my cholesterol, joints, metabolism and confidence.

As I start to lose weight my body is no longer in disaster mode, and I'm starting the cleanup process. I'm undoing the damage I did to my body. But as with any other disaster, even after things are cleaned up, there are still signs of the wreckage. For me, those signs are stretch marks and loose skin.

It almost seems like the more weight I lose, the more noticeable my stretch marks become. In an effort to lessen the appearance of these, I've started to use Bio Oil.

I found a very helpful post on Squidoo about Bio Oil, I highly recommend reading it. It said that while this product does help reduce the appearance of scars, only 10% saw a reduction in the appearance of stretch marks. You can read the full review here.

All that considered, I do feel like this product is worth a shot. For a complete list of Bio Oil ingredients, click here.

While Bio Oil doesn't claim to tighten skin, studies have shown that increasing moisture in to areas of loose skin can improve the appearance of the area. Since Bio Oil moisturizes the skin, this will be a good test to see if it has any tightening benefits.

Since I'm doing a review of the product, I thought I better post some before pictures. I always strive to be honest about the way this diet works. Posting these pictures is a continuation of that honesty, so please be kind.

Right arm, above breast

Stretch marks and sagging skin on stomach
I purchased my bottle at Wal-mart for $11.99. I apply the product in the morning when I wake up and after showering in the evening. My first few applications have gone well. I especially love the way this product smells and how soft it makes my skin.

I'll most likely post progress pictures every two weeks. It will take some time before the Bio Oil will have an affect.









15 comments:

  1. Best of luck, are you sure these oils are allowed in phase 2?

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    1. Bio Oil contains mineral oil which is approved for Phase 2. :)

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    2. Good to know! Are you 100% sure? I've been avoiding my bio-oil because I was afraid it would add calories.

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    3. Yup, mineral oil is fine to use on the HCG Diet.

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  2. Good for you, honesty is best! It's a hard thing to do know some people can be so harsh and judgmental. You've worked hard though and there's nothing to be nervous about in posting before pictures. GOOD LUCK to you :)

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  3. I love your blogs! I am in day 6 of my 4th (and God willing, FINAL!) round and having the same issue with sagging skin. I will look forward to hearing of your progress with the Bio Oil (and others) since I can't experiment myself in P2 :) I went from 295 pounds to a current weight of 171 as of this morning. Only HCG could get me here, and I pray that you will enjoy the same success I have had thus far! Great blog!

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    1. How congratulations on your weight loss! That's phenomenal. I'm hoping to get to where you are. Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. How have these products been are you seeing any results with them?! And again, thank you so much for writing this blog I get very excited when I see a new post, because I know I will probably learn something as well as continue to be motivated and inspired!

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  5. It's good to know that there are products which help to eliminate stretch marks, scars, etc. I heard that there are safe and effective products that we can purchase at helseshop.

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  6. Have you seen any results by using the bio oil? I'm looking for something to help with the loose skin and stretch marks as well. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    1. Hi heather! I have seen some change in the coloring of my stretch marks, but the It Works! Wraps have helped out.throat with the loose skin :) I write a blog about.it.ag couple weeks ago with a full review on the wraps.

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    2. Yes, I saw that post as well.. I'm glad to hear those have been working. Have you tried the wraps on your mid section?? If yes, have they worked?? My mid section and my thighs are my biggest issue... Thanks Again..

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  7. Bio Oil for Stretch Marks states that it will reduce the presence of said marks thanks to its all-natural ingredient stack. The ingredients are a mix of vitamins and plant oils which moisturize the skin and allow the marks to fade.

    Many will be thrilled that a completely all-natural product has arrived, but there will be concerns whether or not the oil will actually work.

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  8. did the product really works to make loose skin tighter n cn we apply also on breasts to mske it tighter n firmer? plz tell me honestly.waiting eagerly for ur reply

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