If you are the one who seems to be slathering on body lotions all the time, you are probably thinking if there is a better way.
That is Body Oil.
Body oils have been used for centuries as a natural way to moisturize and nourish the skin. Unlike traditional lotions and creams that contain water, body oils are made up of pure oils and are more concentrated, making them a more effective way to hydrate and protect the skin. Body oil does everything lotions do but is longer lasting. You also can use body oil to focus on areas such as elbows and knees that need extra hydration.
If you're new to using body oils, here are some tips on how to incorporate them into your daily beauty routine.
When to use body oil?
Body oil is a luxurious and effective way to moisturize and relax your skin. Here are some tips on when to use body oil for maximum benefits:
- Right after a shower or bath: Apply body oil to your damp skin to lock in moisture and keep your skin soft and supple.
- Before a shower: If you have very dry or sensitive skin, apply body oil before showering to prevent moisture loss during cleansing.
- In your bath: Add a few drops of body oil to your bath water to nourish and soften your skin while you soak.
- As a massage oil: Body oil makes an excellent massage oil, helping to relax tense muscles and soothe your mind.
Choose the right oil for your skin type
Choosing the right body oil for your skin type is crucial in achieving healthy and glowing skin. For those with dry skin, it's recommended to choose oils that are deeply hydrating and nourishing, such as jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. For those with oily skin, lighter oils like grape-seed oil or apricot kernel oil are more suitable as they are easily absorbed and won't leave a greasy residue. If you have sensitive skin, it's best to avoid heavily scented oils and opt for gentle options like chamomile oil or avocado oil. Additionally, individuals with acne-prone skin can benefit from using tea tree oil, which has antibacterial properties that can help to prevent breakouts. By choosing the right body oil for your skin type, you can effectively nourish and protect your skin, leaving it looking and feeling healthy and radiant.
How to use body oil?
Here's a simple guide on how to use body oils:
Start by pouring a small amount of body oil onto your palm. Remember, a little goes a long way.
Rub your palms together to warm up the oil and spread it evenly over your skin. Body oils spread more easily than lotions, making them perfect for massaging into your skin.
Begin applying the oil in gentle circular motions, working your way up from your feet to your neck. Avoid applying body oil to your face as it may cause breakouts.
Let the oil absorb into your skin naturally or pat gently with a towel. Don't worry if your skin feels a little oily at first; the oil will absorb quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.
For extra dry areas such as your elbows, knees, and heels, apply a little extra oil to help smooth and hydrate the skin.
Difference between our English vs French Body Oil
Lavender Backyard Garden's body oil, scented with lavender essential oil, seeps into the skin, leaving a mild and long-lasting scent that is not overpowering like a perfume. The primary difference between the two body oils is their lavender scent. The English (Lavandula Angastifolia) Body Oil has a sweet fragrance, while the French (Lavandula x Intermedia) Body Oil has a stronger scent with a slight camphorous aroma.