Embrace the marks of change with the right pregnancy skincare routine
Bio-Oil has understood the pregnancy skincare concerns of expectant mothers for over 30 years, and knows that taking care of skin pre- and post-pregnancy can make a huge difference to a woman’s confidence as her body starts changing. Rest assured, changes to the skin during this time are quite common and there are multiple ways to give skin what it needs to stay healthy during pregnancy.
Bio-Oil recommends these top tips for pregnancy skin care:
- Prevent pregnancy stretch marks by eating correctly, drinking lots of water, and exercising regularly. Boosting and maintaining skin’s elasticity is one of the best ways to prevent the
formation of stretch marks. Apply Bio-Oil Skincare Oil at the start of the 2nd trimester. Massage into the breasts, abdomen and hips twice daily.
- Minimise the appearance of caesarean scars by massaging Bio-Oil Skincare Oil into the scar until fully absorbed to keep the scar hydrated and supple. For best results, use Bio-Oil Skincare Oil in conjunction with Micropore™ tape, to ensure the scar matures into a thin, faded line.
- Relieve itching by avoiding the heat; taking cool baths and showers; and wearing loose-fitting cotton clothing. Applying Bio-Oil Skincare Oil will also provide immediate relief to itchy skin by hydrating and soothing it.
- Improve uneven skin tone with the regular application of Bio-Oil Skincare Oil which has been shown to be effective in improving the appearance of uneven skin tone. Apply to the affected areas, twice daily, for a minimum of three months.
Stand a chance to win a Bio-Oil Skincare Oil pregnancy hamper, valued at R2 500! To enter, simply fill in the form below. Entries close 31 March at 11:55pm.
The handy nursery caddy includes a baby bath towel, cotton gown, crocheted soft toy, organic cotton muslin swaddle, baby scan album, nappies, a grey pouch and four bottles of Bio-Oil Skincare Oil – the product most recommended by gynaecologists and midwives for scars and stretch marks.
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