In case you didn’t already know, body oils have become very popular this past year for their moisturizing benefits. While its common sense to use oil on your face and in your hair many are hesitant to apply it to their body. Why? Lotions have always been the first choice among moisturizers because of their easy application. Applying oil can be messy, and leave a shiny sheen on your skin, so it’s important to know how to apply a body oil properly to experience all its skin beautifying benefits.
Maybe you’re wondering why you should use a body oil rather than a lotion. Good question! Most importantly, there are far less preservatives in body oil than there are in body lotion. Body oils are a much more natural option, they are intensely hydrating without added ingredients. Compare the list of ingredients on your body lotion and a bottle of body oil. A good body oil will only contain oil, no added ingredients.
New to body oil? We highly suggest Dermalogica’s Stress Relief Treatment Oil. This aromatic oil is a soothing blend of sandalwood, lavender, orange and clary sage hydrating essential oils. Combined with tea tree, lemon and ylang-ylang extracts it is excellent for hydrating skin and calming your mind for ultimate relaxation.
The optimal time to apply your body oil is after bathing to seal the hydration into your skin. To minimize the mess it is wise to apply after you’ve towel dried while still in your shower. The body oil should absorb very quickly into your skin. If you mistakenly apply too much, simply splash a little cold water on yourself to remove the greasy sensation. If you’re hesitant to use water an alternative option is to use a towel to gently blot the excess off. Just remember not to use the towel to rub it off, that will just undo all the work you did to apply it.
It may take time to get used to the new sensation of oil on your skin if you’re used to the feel of lotion. The benefits however are worth it! You will notice that your skin will stay softer longer and you’ll know, with confidence, exactly what you’re slathering onto your body. Bonus, the relaxing blend of Dermalogica’s Stress Relief Treatment Oil will melt your stress away.