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