Bio-Oil is a multi-award winning skincare oil, commonly used to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tones.
But this oil has a whole lot more to offer.
Chemist 4 U dived deep to uncover some of the more uncommon, but surprisingly good, uses for the highly popular oil.
Use Bio-Oil to clean makeup brushes
The oil will protect the bristles while dissolving grime from the brushes.
Use as a pre-shave treatment
Both men and women can benefit from a super smooth shave when Bio-Oil is applied as a pre-shave treatment.
Massage the oil onto the skin or beard and leave to settle for a minute, then apply your usual shaving gel or cream.
Apply as a makeup primer
Gently rub a drop of Bio-Oil onto your skin before applying your foundation.
The caring properties of the oil can help even the skin tone and lock in moisture.
Use as a lip balm
Dab a very small amount onto lips for a moisture boost.
Dab on insect and bug bites
Bio-Oil can help reduce redness and prevent scarring from insect and other bug bites.
Once the itching has settled, dab onto bites twice a day until the redness has gone.
Do not apply to infected bites.
Rub onto age spots
Bio-Oil contains vitamins and ingredients which have shown to have a positive effect on age spots and other discoloration of the skin.
Gently rub on the skin daily for best results.
Use as a makeup remover
Add a drop to a cotton wool pad and use to remove your makeup.
Focusing on your eyes, the oil helps to condition and nourish your lashes.
Run through hair before swimming
If you regularly swim in chlorine waters, running Bio-Oil through your hair before getting into the pool can help protect your hair from the chlorine.
Apply before suncream
Bio-Oil can be applied to your skin before your suncream.
The vitamins in the oil can add a little extra protection from the damaging, ageing effects of the sun.
Massage onto skin for improved sleep
Bio-Oil also contains Chamomile, which is known to have a relaxing effect.
Massaging a few drops onto your skin just before bedtime could help you relax and potentially get a better night’s sleep.