Natural Beauty: Why We Love Body Oil

Give your body some tender lovin’ care this winter with body oil. Body oil is an alternative to lotion or body butters, and this oil does not disappoint.
You may find you prefer a body oil to lotion and make the switch. This oil quickly absorbs into the skin, hydrating and leaving it feeling soft and silky. Lotion is a typical moisturizer, but sometimes your body craves a different kind of moisturizer. Oil might be more suitable and more satisfying on your skin. Your skin’s needs are different during seasonal changes, and it becomes drier in the winter than the summer. 

One of the main ingredients in this product is sesame seed oil, which is an antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory agent, so you kill three birds with one stone. Sesame seed oil also contains vitamins E and B complex, as well as protein and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. 

This oil is most effective after a shower or bath. While your skin is still damp, you can smooth in a few drops for instant moisture. It’s best to apply it then, because your skin absorbs more moisture when it’s damp, as opposed to when it’s dry. Also, you won’t feel an oily residue when you apply it right after you’ve showered or bathed. You can also apply the oil in the bathtub to soften your skin while you bathe.

Our favorite is Neutrogena Body Oil (Amazon, $8). It has been around for a while and is a permanent product in their bath and body collection. Neutrogena Body Oil comes in original or fragrance-free. The original has a subtle light sesame formula scent. It’s not overbearing for people who aren't into scented body products. If you’re not completely convinced, you can try the fragrance-free kind as well. 

You'll have enough to last for months, depending on how often you use it. It is an addictive product that your skin will love. Take care of your body this winter, and your skin will repay you with long-lasting moisture and super silkiness!

By: Stephanie Scott | Images: 1, 2

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