The skin on your body deserves just as much care as the skin on your face, but that doesn’t mean it always gets it. If you find yourself skipping the all-important step of post-shower body hydration, then perhaps the ritual of applying a luxurious oil to your limbs could help to make the habit stick. Oils have been used for thousands of years for their beautifying properties, and with good reason. Read on to discover why you should consider incorporating them into your daily ritual.
First and foremost, body oils are amazing at relieving dry, scaly skin caused by changing weather, too-hot showers, and harsh cleansers. A good body oil works to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture. Contrary to what you might expect, oils are absorbed quickly without leaving a greasy residue. But when to use body oil? For best results, apply your chosen oil – we highly recommend our delightfully scented Rose Body Oil – to slightly damp skin straight after your bath or shower.
When choosing the best body oil for you, opt for a scent that aligns with your personal needs. Aromatherapy can be a powerful tool in influencing your state of mind, for example our Lavender Body Oil can relax and soothe as you wind down before bedtime.
A body oil’s versatility makes it an economical addition to your beauty arsenal. As well as slathering oil over your skin, you could add a few drops to your bath; use it to soften cuticles during an at-home mani-pedi; or apply it as a relaxing massage oil. It’s also worth noting that a little goes a long way, so you won’t find yourself having to restock too regularly either.
Natural, plant-derived oils – such as Jojoba and Macadamia – are filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids that can protect the skin against environmental aggressors, whilst also renewing damaged cells and preventing ageing. Certain oils are even thought to help heal scars, fade the appearance of stretch marks, and soothe irritated skin. Deeply nourishing, our Jojoba Carrier Oil can be used alone or blended with your favorite essential oils.
Maybe you’re still wondering, is body oil better than lotion? We say neither is better than the other, it’s simply down to your own personal preference. Obviously, the main difference here is texture. If you aren’t quite ready to commit, adding a drop of oil to one of our Body Lotions offers an easy way to introduce it into your regime, delivering richness and extra hydrating properties to the skin.Shop all Body Oils at Jurlique.