Step up your skincare routine with Bio-Oil! This cult beauty favourite touts numerous benefits, and here’s how to maximize them with 6 ways you can use Bio-Oil for face in your skincare routine.
Bio-Oil is one of my favourite skincare products. This multi-tasking oil originally made to improve the appearance of stretch marks. But it does so much more than that!
It helps to fade acne scars, improve pigmentation and moisturize all over. But did you know you can use Bio-Oil on your face as part of your skincare routine as well?
The Benefits of Using Bio-Oil in Your Skincare Routine
There are many benefits to using Bio-Oil for face, which has been proven both anecdotally and scientifically. Packed with ingredients to nourish and restore the skin, when added to your skincare routine Bio-Oil can help with everything from improving acne scars to minimizing wrinkles.
Keep reading learn more about the benefits to using Bio-Oil for face and how to use it in your skincare routine…
5 Benefits to Using Bio-Oil for the Face
1. Using Bio-Oil as a moisturizer
Bio-Oil is a fantastic an anti-aging facial oil and moisturizer. You can use it in place of your moisturizer. Plus it doubles as an anti-aging serum with it’s nutrient packed plant-based formula.
Bio-Oil is a great formula for dry and sensitive skin types. It helps to relieves dryness and works to instantly hydrate and smooth skin thanks to Purcellin, one of its key ingredients.
Unlike heavy creams, it has lightweight texture absorbs quickly into the skin and is non-comedogenic, aka doesn’t block pores.
After using Bio-Oil for skincare, you’ll see and feel softer skin with regular use along with giving your skin, and added glow as a bonus!
2. Bio-Oil for Acne Scars
Bio-Oil is a designed to reduce the appearance of scars. This also includes the the scars that are left behind from acne and breakouts!
With a high content of Vitamin E and A , using Bio-Oil for acne scars can help encourage skin turnover to help them fade quickly. Plus it helps to supply skin with the nutrients it needs to repair itself.
3. Bio-Oil for Hyperpigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone
Hyperpigmentation can happen for a variety of reasons including hormonal changes, scarring, or sun damage from excess exposure.
Studies have shown using Bio-Oil for hyperpigmentation can significantly improve skin tone and reduced hypermigmentation.
It comes back to the blend of vitamins and botanical extracts which include calendula, rosemary, and chamomile found in Bio-Oil, and their ability to replenish damaged skin cells.
4. Bio-Oil for Wrinkles and Lines
Bio-Oil is also an effective treatment for wrinkles lines and the combating the effects of aging skin.
The formula contains high quantities of vitamin A (which as you beauty junkies know, is where retinol is derived from), along with vitamin E and both are known for their regenerative properties of reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
And to back that up a 2011 study found that after applying Bio-Oil twice a day for 12 weeks, 94% of testers reported a “significant” improvement in the appearance of UV damage to their skin which is the number one cause of lines and wrinkles.
5. Using Bio-Oil as a makeup remover
Another great benefit of Bio-Oil is that works great as a makeup remover.
Bio-Oil is safe to use on your face and around your eyes and because of its natural ingredients. The oil-based formula helps to easily remove stubborn makeup while provides benefits for your skin, like helping to reduces those fine lines!
Apply a few drops to a cotton pad and with a gentle swipe, it will take off any makeup easily. Just be careful careful not to get Bio-Oil in the eye!
6. Use Bio-Oil as a Gua Sha Facial Oil
This year I started doing Gua Sha as a regular part of my skincare routine. But I struggled to find facial oils that worked well for my sensitive skin.
I found that Bio-Oil mades an excellent facial massage oil! It’s lightweight and allows my Gua Sha tool to glide easily across my face and neck. Plus, the motion of the tool allows nutrients of the product to be absorbed even better!
My skin always looks extra glowy when I’m done!
How to use Bio-Oil for Face?
Well there you have it, now you know benefits to using Bio-Oil for face, how do you apply it you ask?
Using Bio-Oil for face is easy. Just apply a few small drops of Bio-Oil to the palms of your hands and pat on to clean dry skin once or twice daily.
Try not to rub it in as you would with a moisturizer, but to gently pat it on your face. This will allow it absorb better and let the ingredients penetrate deeper into your skin.
If you’re using other serums or moisturizers, you can use Bio-Oil as the last step of your skincare routine to seal in all the goodness of your skincare!
Interested in learning more about Bio-Oil? Check out these posts too:
- Everything You Need to Know About Bio-Oil
- 25 Bio-Oil Uses You Didn’t Know About
- Bio-Oil for Hair: the Hair Secret I Swear By
- Self-care Sunday: Have a Spa Day at Home with Bio-Oil
- A New Way to Treat Dry Skin: Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel
- I Used Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel for 14 Days and This Is What Happened
Thank you to Bio-Oil Canada for sponsoring this post!
As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.