When it comes to skincare, body oil is one of the best ways to moisturize. Your skin is the largest organ of the body which means it’s worth using the best possible products on it. While you may typically reach for body lotion to moisturize your skin, body oil is actually a great option.
Body oil is a great alternative to the body creams for multiple reasons, keep reading to learn more about body oils, and the best way to apply them.
Benefits of Body Oils
While both body lotions and body oils moisturize your skin, body oils offer different benefits than body lotions and often work better in tandem with body lotions. This is especially true in the winter months where your skin is extra dry and you need to take additional steps to lock moisture in. Body oils can help protect your skin barrier and keep it hydrated. Plus they have the added benefit of having anti-aging properties, in addition to their ability to treat scars, stretch marks and acne.
How to Use Body Oil
Body oils are best used when applied right after you get out of the shower. This is the time when your skin is still damp, so if body oil is applied immediately, you’re able to seal in all the moisture your skin needs to keep it supple and nourished all day long.
If you have really dry skin or you find that your skin needs even more hydration, you can also mix a few drops of body oil into your body lotion or apply a layer of body lotion on top of the body oil to lock in the moisture and help it last all day.
You can also try adding a couple of drops of your body oil into your bath which will not only soothe your skin but also give off a calming and relaxing fragrance.
Body oils can also be applied to scars and stretch marks to improve and reduce the appearance of them.
Body Oil Makes Your Skin Feel Great
Body oil leaves your skin feeling soft, supple, and healthy. If you have tried body lotions in the past that left your skin feel tacky or like they had a residue on them you may find you prefer body oils instead.
Body Oil is Concentrated and Long-Lasting
Body lotion moisturizes your skin by mixing oil with water. The water serves two functions: it has a skin-plumping effect that helps the oil absorb quickly into the skin. Since body lotion contains oil, you can use the oil directly on your skin or combine it to get double the moisturizing value.
While it’s best to apply body oil right out of the shower, you can also dampen your skin a bit with a towel and then apply. Applying oil on damp skin ensures that it will last longer and therefore be more effective. Oil helps your skin lock in and retain water, while simultaneously moisturizing your skin.
Body Oil Provides Simple Skin Care
Body oil tends to have simple ingredients you can relax knowing they are not harmful to your skin. Our oils are made of quality ingredients that will nourish your skin, whether you choose to use Vitamin E Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, or Black Seed Oil, you can rest assured that you are using oils rich in vitamins, nutrients, and fatty acids. All of these will have an immediate benefit to your skin.
This is especially good news for those with allergies and/or sensitivities since you know exactly what is in the product and can relax knowing they don’t contain any hidden irritants.
Differences Between Body Lotion and Body Oil
As we mentioned it’s ideal to use body lotion and body oil in tandem, but if you prefer to use only one item on your skin, you should understand the difference between these products. Here are the main differences between body lotion and body oil:
- Body lotions are oil and water that are held together by an emulsifier. If you have sensitive skin or allergies it’s advisable that you read the ingredients to ensure you don’t have a sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
- Some lotions contain preservatives to prevent bacteria growth.
- Many lotions contain a fragrance which for some people may cause skin sensitivity.
Ninon body lotions are made of quality ingredients which will not cause skin irritation.
- Body oils are made of oils alone and no other ingredients.
- They do not require emulsifiers.
- They do not contain preservatives as they can’t have bacteria growth.
- Body oils contain antioxidants which helps increase shelf life.
- Most body oils are scented with pure essential oils.