Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Bio-Oil VS Stretch Marks

I done a post a while back about whether Rescue or Cocoa Butter was any good for easing the appearance of stretch marks before I had tried the more expensive alternative of Bio-Oil.

A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with Hashimotos which is an autoimmune disease but you will probably know it better as a type of under-active thyroid.  This lovely disease has made me gain two and a half stone in weight and therefore a lot of stretch marks.  My doctor failed to take note when I said I was rapidly gaining weight and I didn't know why - so it took six months before another doctor actually believed that I wasn't just fat and took blood tests. It is amazing how much damage six months can do.

This is just a small example of what I am dealing with - marks like that are right across my stomach on to my hips and extend from my pubic bone to just above my belly button.  I have some other stretching on my boobs and arms.  I am also pretty sure I am not getting them on my legs.  Not only are the marks unsightly and much cause for me crying myself to sleep but they itch like hell.  I can't go a day without putting something on them whether that be Bio-oil or just a moisturiser. The Bio-oil certainly helps with itching.

When you look at that photo it is probably not going to convince you that bio-oil works but it has eased off some of my earliest stretch marks and the reason I reckon it has not made a dent on the ones above is because my body is continuing to gain weight regardless of what I do. If you look you can see some of the marks are lighter at the bottom than the top.  I don't think it has helped me much with stopping stretch marks from appearing though but it might once my body stops gaining weight.

It has been the best product I have used for stretch-marks so far though and on less severe cases of stretch marks I am certain it would work wonders.  Any one else struggling with stretch marks due to illness?


I am currently awaiting samples of Betty Hula's Stretch Mark Oil - so I will get a review of this to compare with Bio-Oil once it arrives.


  1. I have got stretch marks like this from my pregnancy and nothing worked to improve the appearance of them, I need to try Bio Oil.

  2. sounds like bio oil is great :) should definitely try it out. I don't have any stretch marks but some scars, which I don't really like :/ maybe it will work as well :) thanks for sharing your honest opinion and keep up the great work with your blog, dear!



  3. You's should both deffo try it. It is quite expensive but sometimes Llyods Pharmacy do it half price and TG Hughes do it cheaper than other places. If you's try it let me know how you's get on.

    Good luck.


  4. This sounds such a great product!! I used to have very dark strech marks, but now they have faided away!! :)

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