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Monday, 25 July 2016

#ScarsUncovered With Bio-Oil Plus Giveaway

 
Hi Guys

Today I have a different kind of post for you it is personal one it also includes a giveaway at the end if you keep on reading. During my pregnancy with Jess my body obviously changed shape a fair bit but due to the fact that I one did not know I was pregnant could not apply all the oils and lotions to my bump which you should if you want to avoid stretchmarks. Also because of the fact that it was only around the last month which I gained the weight rapidly I gain multiple stretchmarks. It was not only stretchmarks which I gain due to the fact that I had a c section it means that I also have this scar as well to deal with. 1 in 3 women are actually affected by scarring today I am going to share my stories about scarring.





I don't just have stretchmarks on my stomach I have them on the top of my thighs as well as this is an area where I managed to gain weight as well. I am not going to share a picture with you because my stretchmarks are not something which I am 100% confident with yet. It seems that 60% of women also feel like they have to hide there scars usually under clothing. This is something which I do and i don't plan on wearing any crop tops any time soon however I have reduced the viability of my stretchmarks and they are almost white/silver and blended in with my skin.

I will paint a picture though for you they remind me of tiger stripes and the way I see it now instead of something which I should be ashamed about.  I see it as the fact that I gained my strips for carrying my beautiful baby girl and it is something I have achieved and this is a reward that way rather than something which is negative which is how I first saw it.

 
Just so you know this girl was totally worth at the scars which I have gained in order to have an amazing beautiful healthy baby girl.

According to the midwife in the hospital I have a neat csection scar. I originally struggled with my scare because it meant that I had to wear legging and shorts higher because otherwise it would rub on my scar and be uncomfortable. I still have not worn jeans yet 10 months on. I still can't look at myself in the mirror because of the fact that I have not full managed to accept that I have a huge scar and stretchmarks but I am getting there due to bio-oil fading my stretchmarks and scar.

It is recommended that if you use Bio-oil in during pregnancy that you apply it to the areas which are more prone to stretchmarks so your bump and thighs twice a day.Even if you are not pregnant like me you can still use bio-oil I have noticed that it has helped my scars look less visable and I have been using it for at least 3 months like it is recommend I apply it after my morning shower and then also on a night before I go to sleep. I recently found out that you can use bio-oil on the face so this could help people who have ache scarring to see if this fades.


Bio-Oil have done a campaign which is called #scarsuncovered which is to make people talk about their scars and not be afraid of it. It should be something which we have conversations about it should not be taboo. They have created this lovely video which is inserted above they have also allowed me to give away one bottle of their 60ml product to three of your lovelies which retails for £8.95 and is available from Boots,Superdrug,Tesco,Primark,Amazon and other Pharmacies nationwide.
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Good Luck Lovelies this competition will end on the 8th August all winners will be contacted by the 10th August. The prizes were supplied via bio-oil for me to giveaway to you.

Charlotte x

12 comments:

  1. My Mam swears by bio-oil. She gave me some but I never got around to using it. Maybe I should give it a go... but like you say, I see them as my tiger stripes! :D x

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    1. You really should give it a go because we all know mummys are never wrong. Maybe faded tiger stripes we will love more.

      Charlotte

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  2. I love this post. It's so honest. I swear by bio oil! I have a few stretch marks which I have always been really self conscious about but I love using bio oil to combat it!

    Thanks for sharing this post!
    Francesca xx
    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk 💜

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words because I wanted the post to be honest. You shouldn't be self conscious of this at all even though bio-oil does work wonders to combat it.

      Charlotte

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  3. I love bio oil - I used it on my scar after an operation and it really did work wonders. Thanks for sharing this post :) xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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    1. Glad it worked wonders on our scar I just don't understand why there is a sigma over scars.

      Charlotte x

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  4. I love this post and I have been in need of to get rid of scars, I never thought that bio oil really worked! thank you!

    lauren | laurmatthews.blogspot.com

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    1. This is one of the only things I think that has worked for me. Maybe you should try it again.

      Charlotte x

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  5. I have heard lots of good things about Bio Oil though not used it myself.

    Thanks for joining in with #MMBC :)

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    1. You really should try it.

      Charlotte x

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  6. I have used bio oil in the past on chicken pox scars as I got the virus when I was around 14 years old - it really does get worse with age! Bio Oil worked well for my smaller scars but not so much the deeper ones.

    I think it's great you're addressing an issue that most women worry about when becoming pregnant so thank you for sharing.

    Love Amber - Ambambe.com

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    1. Oh no that sounds horrible that you got chicken pox scars. Thank you for your really kind words I hope I can get more women to speak about this issue.

      Charlotte x

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