Why Body Oils are Better Than Lotion
Lotions are everywhere and most commercial brands love to make them. One might ask why? First , lotions are cheap to make because they mostly contain water, waxes, parfum or fragrances and preservatives and little of the good stuff.
Why Body Oils Are Great!
Oils sink right into the skin, it’s like food for your body. That's because many vegetable-based oils—sweet almond oil, avocado, jojoba, and hempseed—mimic the natural lipids found in our skin. These oils to help repair and re-regulate your skin's moisture barrier, which is responsible for oil production. Many dermatologists recommend trying out a face oil when you have acne-driven or oily skin, no matter how counterintuitive it seems—the oil helps dial down your skin's natural sebum production since it no longer has to overcompensate. Body Oils also deliver phytonutrients, antioxidants and nourishing omega fatty acids that protect skin from damage, boost collagen and elasticity and seal in moisture. Its best to use organic, virgin, cold-pressed and unrefined oil to deliver the most nutrients to your skin. (I promise your skin will feel the difference and you will see the difference). Avoid body oils that use fragrance or parfum and choose those that have skin beneficial essential oils that relax the mind and body. Check for organic ingredients, oil combinations and be wary of words like fragrance and parfum.
The Five Benefits of Body Oils
Body Oils are so beneficial for your skin and body, below we have highlighted five reasons they are great:
Locks in Moisture - Body oils will lock moisture into your skin for hours, while body lotions rub off more quickly because of their high water content..
Fade Blemishes and Stretch Marks - Applying a firming body oil can dramatically reduce the appearance or blemishes and stretch marks. Also when you infuse the oil with healing botanicals such as chamomile, calendula and comfrey leaf, your boost the healing powers of the oil. Our No. 19 Botanical Body Oil is super healing and is loaded with vitamin E that aids in healing.
Great for Hair Care - Some body oils have been formulated to pull double-duty and can help repair and hydrate dry and damaged hair.
Massage Therapy - When your muscles are feeling tired and tight, use a body oil as your massage oil. It leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smooth.Mix with a calming essential oil to give yourself a day at the spa.
Makeup remover- So many makeup removers on the market are full of chemicals and ingredients that are drying to the skin. Rich in vitamins A, E, and D, plus antioxidants and fatty acids, body oils treats the skin while removing makeup.. Just apply it to the face, wait a minute for it to penetrate, and wipe it off with a cotton round.
What oils best suit your Skin Type?
To find the best oil for your skin type, you must first know the unique healing abilities of each oil. To help on your journey, we have listed some below and the reasons why we love them.
Sweet Almond Oil - is a light, non-greasy oil that is especially beneficial for dry, itchy skin. Sweet almond oil is a natural emollient or skin softener that aids the skin in retaining moisture.
Camellia Oil - is from the green tea plant and has a very high level of skin protecting antioxidants.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil - is a difficult to extract and expensive oil that’s known for a high level of Vitamin K and Tocopherols that are powerful free radical scavengers and skin protectors.
Macadamia Nut Oil, though lightweight, is ideal for dry, mature and sensitive skin, delivering a high concentration of Palmitoleic and Linoleic Fatty Acid.
Argan Oil - is loaded with the harder to find Omega 6 + 9 fatty acids that revitalize skin elasticity.
Apricot Kernel Oil - contains high amounts of Gama Linloleic Acid (also found in high quantities in Borage Seed Oil) that regulates your skin’s natural moisture and lipid barrier, protecting you from skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.
Marula Oil - is high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. It's widely used as an ingredient in skin products, and appears to be beneficial for oily, acne-prone, dry, and aging skin.
Jojoba Oil - is a nutrient-dense oil that is more of a wax, similar to the consistency of our skin’s own sebum.
Safflower Oil -has a comedogenic rating of 0! This means it has practically zero chance of clogging your skin pores.Thanks to its high level of linoleic acid, it’s excellent for helping to balance the sebum levels in the skin. And with its light, non-greasy consistency, safflower oil is absorbed quickly into the skin, making it an excellent moisturizing facial oil suitable for all skin types.
Baobab Oil - stands out for having a high concentration of natural vitamin C that is one of the best antioxidants for lightening, brightening and evening out skin tone.
Seabuckthorn Oil - has a high concentration of Palmitoleic acid, naturally occurring in our skin making this super-oil a skin healing champion.
Sesame Oil is difficult to extract and has a thicker consistency that penetrated deeply into the skin. You’ll often find sesame oil in massage oils and scrubs as it’s used to increase circulation and detoxify the skin.