Why Body Oils Are Better For Dry, Winter Skin
Turn taking care of your body skin into an indulgent experience with a luxurious body oil.
And regular old body lotion isn’t your only option anymore; its fancier cousin, the body oil, has been making a name for itself lately. Not only do body oils lend a more luxurious, pampering feel to boring moisturization, but they're actually healthier for your skin.
“Moisturizers are great at keeping the skin hydrated, looking healthy and reducing the signs of aging,” says Dr. Ariel Ostad, an NYC-based dermatologic surgeon, “but compared to other beauty and skincare products, moisturizers often contain the most amount of synthetic chemicals and petroleum by-products, which can lead to serious health concerns.”
Oils, on the other hand, are made from natural ingredients that protect the skin's lipid barrier and prevent moisture from evaporating. “Most natural oils are easily absorbed, non-greasy, and non-comedogenic,” adds Dr. Ostad, so you don’t have to worry about clogged pores, no matter your skin type. Plus, natural oils are full of vitamins and nutrients that will seriously improve your skin’s health.
Some oils you’ll find commonly in these products: castor, jojoba, sweet almond, grape seed, sunflower seed, argan, olive, and coconut. Avocado and apricot oil are also common ingredients, and are great for dry, aging skin, Ostad notes.
Just like lotion, it’s best to apply body oils after a bath or shower — when skin is clean, warm and moist, oils are better able to penetrate and absorb into the skin. Ostad also recommends exfoliating regularly. Thorough exfoliation with a body scrub should only be done 2 to 3 times a week, but a gentle everyday exfoliating shower gel. Massage the oil into skin liberally. Wait a few minutes, and blot away any excess oil. Wait a few more minutes before getting dressed to make sure it’s completely absorbed.
Ready to oil up?
L.A. Christine’s signature product, No 3 Berry Face Oil, has garnered a cult following – for good reason! This incredible formula contains a proprietary blend of Arctic berries, featuring Scandinavian Lingonberry, Brazilian Açai Berry and Raspberry.
This blend features intensely nourishing anti-oxidant properties that deliver a myriad of benefits for your complexion, while absorbing more readily than heavier creams. It nourishes and soothes the complexion, helps restore the skin’s elasticity, bestows a healthy glow, helps smooth fine lines, reduces pore size and balances the skin.
Used beneath makeup and sunscreen, it allows your favorite products to go on smoothly and seamlessly. You’ll notice a healthy glow after just one application, and with regular usage, the difference is truly incredible.
Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite skincare product!
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