Bio-Oil For Acne Scars – Does It Work In Getting Rid Of Acne Scars?
Skin problems like acne scars affect a lot of people in different ways and degrees of severities, giving manufacturers of these beauty products a deep market for their products.
It is but natural that, like me, you also feel skeptical about new products that come out and want to know more about what they are and how effective they really are before laying down the money to pay for it.
This is exactly how I felt when I came across Bio-oil for acne scars. I have tried several acne scar removal products already and I am still looking for the one that will give me more permanent results.
There was a mix of positive and negative reviews of Bio-oil for acne scars but since it costs less than $20, I thought it would be a good idea to try it out for myself.
What Bio-Oil Really Is
Bio-oil for acne scars has been around for a short time but its formulation has been undergoing development and testing for the past two decades. It was primarily developed to treat scarring and to even out skin discolorations.
The primary ingredient of Bio-oil, PurCellin Oil, serves to moisturize the skin and reduce the redness of acne scars over a period of time. Testing showed significant results in the effectiveness of the product in improving the appearance of scars.
How To Use Bio-Oil
It is easy enough to use Bio-oil for acne scars. All it takes is a small drop of oil massaged onto the face or any area affected by scarring in a circular motion done two times in a day for about three months. I usually do my Bio-oil routine in the morning as I get ready for the day and in the evening right before I go to bed. It actually took quite a while before I saw some of my acne scars fading.
I found that those scars that are younger disappeared faster than those that have been on my face for years. This is actually where some of those who were not satisfied with the product had their issues. According to reviews, Bio-oil only works for those scars that are newly formed and not for those that have been around for quite a while.
Other Bio-Oil Benefits
Aside from acne scar removal, Bio-oil is a good moisturizer. I have very dry skin and I found that Bio-oil makes my face look refreshed and hydrated all the time. My skin actually feels nice and silky after using the product which is actually quite surprising since I expected the oil to feel sticky. It is also a plus that it smells good – nobody wants to put anything that smells awful on his face.
On the whole, I guess my experience would tend to tip in favor of those who are satisfied with Bio-oil for acne scars. I would recommend, however, that you do consult with your dermatologist to confirm whether you can safely use Bio-oil or not as some people have found that they are allergic to some of the components of Bio-oil. In cases like this, you can look at other acne scar removal products available to you and choose on the basis of your skin type and severity of conditions.