There are many products that can help to relieve dry, flaky skin, and it’s good to know that lotions and creams are no longer your only option. Body oils, have been around for many years, but seem to be more popular than ever lately. Body oils made from natural ingredients help to protect the skin’s lipid barrier and prevent moisture from evaporating. Most natural oils are easily absorbed, non-greasy, and non-comedogenic. Some ingredients you may find in Body Oils include the following: sunflower, jojoba, sweet almond, grape seed, buriti, argan, olive, and coconut. Avocado and apricot oil are also common ingredients, and are great for aging skin.
While summer and winter skin may call for different skincare regimens, here is one pro tip that will ensure perfectly moisturized skin every time: Rather than relying on moisturizer alone, double up with a body oil to reveal ultra soft moisturized skin any time of year! Applying both body oil and your regular cream or lotion will lock in extra moisture and leave you with radiant and glowing skin.
Always apply your body oil immediately after your bath or shower — when skin is clean and still moist, your Body Oil will more easily penetrate and absorb into your skin. Massage the oil into your skin and wait a few minutes. Blot away any excess oil with a towel and wait a few more minutes, then apply your lotion, cream or body butter of choice. Wait 5-10 minutes before getting dressed to make sure it’s completely absorbed. We also recommend exfoliating regularly!
Here are some of our favourite Body Oils to add to your moisturizing routine:
This ultra concentrated yet light oil will revive the skin and encourage a healthy, touchable glow. Ungurahua omega-9 revives the skin while Sacha inchi omega-3 lipids and antioxidants help reverse the appearance of aging, resulting in beautiful, healthy, glowing skin. Enriched with Buriti, an Amazonian oil containing vegan carotenoid pro-Vitamin A, this natural oil promotes a luminous tone for all skin types.
Invigorating for all skin types, this oil is especially revitalizing for mature and sensitive skin. Gentle, anti- inflammatory Calendula oil regenerates dry, dehydrated skin with vitamins and helps heal skin problems, while fine, silky Grapeseed oil provides all the essential moisturizing elements. Arnica oil relieves swollen and puffy skin and helps soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. Soothing, sensual Sandalwood is perfect for all complexions, and especially nourishing for dry and mature skin. Neroli provides a fresh floral perfume.
Fine textured oil formulated to provide the skin with a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants to help energize dry and sun-damaged skin, leaving it looking velvety soft.
Don’t forget your feet! This seriously superb combination of Emu Oil and natural ingredients can be applied to the skin of the feet and nails to give long lasting and effective relief from dehydrated, cracked and broken skin and nails. It can be used daily for very dry skin, or weekly as a luxury treatment to maintain the beauty and health of the feet. Amazing results are achieved instantly, with long lasting effects!