You may think body oils are over exaggerated and really have no purpose but they are very good for the skin and are also beneficial to your health. Body oils are skin care products that aid in prevention of dry skin which enhances the skin promoting flawlessness in the long run. Its main ingredient is usually extracted from a source; it can be from roots, fruits, vegetable seeds, flowers and leaves. Other active ingredients include: fatty acids & vitamin E which aids in moisturizing. The best body oils are usually organic and free of chemicals.
HOW TO APPLY BODY OILS PROPERLY
Never apply body oils on dry skin, lightly dry your body with a towel after your shower then put a generous amount of oil on your palms to massage your body. The mixture of the remaining residue of water and the oil when massaged on your skin creates a moisturizing barrier which allows the skin to stay hydrated for a long period.
To get the best results from using a body oil, try to exfoliate your skin regularly which unclogs your pores. This action will allow the body oils to sink into your skin properly, leaving your skin moisturized all day.
During harsh weather, one may prefer to use body oils more than once in a day. All you have to do is to add a drop of water with a little of the body oil and use this to massage into your skin
BENEFITS OF USING BODY OILS.
- Body oils help to moisturize your skin.
- They help to improve the quality of your skin because the oils penetrate into the skin quickly which leaves the skin moisturized all day.
- By massaging the body oils into your skin, you are enhancing your overall health by eliminating some of your body aches and pains and also relieving stress.
- They make your skin fresh and you look younger over a period of dedicated usage.
- Body oils help blood to circulate in the body due to the massaging method used for the application of the oils on your body.
- They help to improve your level of restfulness and overall well-being.
SOME TYPES OF BODY OILS.
- AVOCADO OIL.
Avocado oil is rich in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which improve cell function and decrease inflammation of the skin. It is good for dry, itchy or aging skin.
- FLAX SEED OIL.
Flax seed oil works perfectly on Irritated, sensitive skin, and conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. It is enriched with heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Flax seed is important for a healthy heart and complexion and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
3. JOJOBA OIL.
Jojoba oil is best for dry skin, it has a chemical structure that's very similar to our skin's natural oils, so this makes it easier for our skin too absorb the oil properly. It contains zinc, copper, vitamins B and E which help strengthen the skin.
4. MINT OIL.
Mint oil helps to improve blood flow, though mint oil can be used on any skin type, it’s especially helpful for oily and combination skin, as it helps balance natural oils. This leads to fewer clogged pores.
5. OLIVE OIL.
Olive oil is effective for very dry skin, it is a natural moisturizer and therefore suitable for dehydrated skin. It is super rich in fatty acids and vitamin E. Because olive oil is very thick in nature, it is not advisable for people with acne to use it on their faces.
- TEA TREE OIL.
Tea tree oil is good acne-prone skin. It is found in many natural acne remedies, it helps kill bacteria in the pores and hair follicles that lead to blemishes. It assists in getting rid of dead skin cells.
7. ARGAN OIL.
Argan oil helps to moisturize your skin which helps you with achieving hydrated and soft skin. It is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, which helps to give the skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.
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