Dry and itchy skin:

Our test group of moms-to-be have been applying Bio-Oil daily for one month. This is what they had to say:

  • 93% have seen a visible difference in the texture of their skin
  • 93% said that Bio-Oil helped relieve their dry, itchy skin
  • 62% said that Bio-Oil has been effective in reducing the appearance of existing stretch marks

To read more Bio-Oil reviews, or submit yours, click here.

Here are some tips on how to prevent dry and itchy skin, during pregnancy and beyond:
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Stretch marks:

Up to 90% of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy. According to dermatologist Dr Ayesha Moolla, “Stretch marks are a form of scar tissue.” While they pose no risk at all to mother or baby, many women have concerns about the appearance of stretch marks. According to gynaecologist Dr Jana Rossouw, “Stretch marks are most likely to form on the abdomen, but can also occur on the breasts, hips and thighs – any area that experiences rapid growth.”

Bio-Oil is the number one selling scar and stretch mark product in 24 countries around the world, including South Africa, where it is the product most recommended by gynaecologists and midwives for the prevention of pregnancy stretch marks. Dr Ayesha Moolla says, “The topical application of an emollient, oil or moisturiser – such as Bio-Oil – has been shown to help reduce the incidence and severity of stretch marks.”

Here are some tips on how to prevent stretch marks: 

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