When you feel that your skin is in need of some hydration, what is your go-to product to solve this? Most people would reach for a body lotion, right? Body lotions and creams definitely help to effectively treat dry skin but if you prefer a lighter moisturizer, there are other options available to you. If you find yourself looking for a lighter option, maybe it's time to add a body oil to your beauty arsenal!
About Body Oils
When people think of an “oil”, they usually think of a greasy substance that you would never want to put on your skin, but contrary to popular belief body oils that are made specifically for your skin are great options for those who want a light moisturizer or are dealing with dry skin.
The main ingredients in our body oils are usually extracted from natural sources such as fruit, vegetable seeds or plants. This is what gives body oils such a smooth texture. Body oils are a perfect moisturizing option for both summer and winter because they are lightweight and absorb quickly on your skin. This means that when you need a really nourishing product for your skin during the dry, winter months, body oil will be rich enough to get the job done. On the other hand, in the summer months when you want a lighter moisturizer, body oils can be used to make your skin feel hydrated and glowing - but not greasy.
Most body oils have similar moisturizing benefits to that of a typical lotion or cream - they thoroughly help to hydrate your skin. Body oils can enhance the quality of your skin by helping to seal in your skin’s moisture and making it feel soft and supple!
Cococare Body Oil Products
Cococare has a great collection of body oils, all of which are beneficial to your skin. Here is a little insight into a few different Cococare body oils and a look at some of their advantages.
Moroccan Argan Oil has been a popular component in a lot of beauty products over the last few years because of its hydrating capabilities. It is commonly known as Liquid Gold and is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids, making it an ideal moisturizer for your whole body. Daily use of it can help restore a healthy skin tone and leave your skin feeling hydrated and conditioned.
Coconut Oil is another popular ingredient that has big presence on the beauty scene because of all of its hydrating capabilities. Coconut Oil is made up of lauric acid, capric acid, and Vitamin E which all help to condition and nourish your skin. Made from natural coconut oil, this body oil will not only leave your skin feeling soft and velvety smooth, but it will also leave a pleasant hint of coconut scent behind.
Vitamin E is well known for its antioxidant capabilities. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals from environmental toxins, which in turn help to protect and heal your skin. This Vitamin E Body Oil can be used to soften your skin, to maintain your skin’s moisture balance and can also aid in preventing the appearance of wrinkles, scarring and stretch marks. Enjoy vitamin therapy for your skin with this fragrance and color free body oil.
Much like other Cocoa Butter products, this Cocoa Butter Body Oil is an ideal moisturizer for all skin types. You can use it to condition your skin, as a massage oil or to highlight muscle tone. When applied daily, Cocoa Butter Body Oil will help your skin become silky smooth and provide it with a healthy glow.
Grapeseed Oil is made up of several fatty acids that help you maintain healthy skin. Not only will this body oil help tone your skin, it can also help soothe minor skin irritations. Grapeseed Oil is so versatile and can be used as a carrier oil, for aromatherapy or as a massage oil.
To maximize the benefits of any of these body oils, make sure that your skin is clean before you begin applying it. The optimum time to apply body oil is after taking a warm bath or shower. When your skin is damp and warm, it opens your pores and allows the body oil to be absorbed quickly and deeply. A little bit of oil goes a long way, so if you feel like you may have applied a bit too much, simply blot off the excess oil.
Additional Uses for Body Oils
Some body oils can also be used as a carrier oil. Carrier oils are oils that are mixed with essential oils - you can think about it as the carrier oil “carrying” the essential oil. For instance, if you want to put an essential oil on your skin for use as a massage oil, it is suggested that you mix it with a carrier oil. This is recommended because essential oils on your skin alone can cause skin irritation.
By adding an essential oil to a carrier oili or other body oil, you will be adding an aromatherapy aspect to your massage. Different essential oils affect your mood and feelings differently so be sure to use one that will help you achieve the result you are looking for. If you are interested in aromatherapy and seeing what each essential oil is intended for, check out our previous blog post for a little insight.
Another use for body oil is as bath additive; you will receive the same hydrating benefits as you would with applying it onto to your skin. Simply put some drops of your favorite body oil in a warm bath as you soak and you will notice a silky texture to your skin afterwards.
Again, there are many benefits to using a body oil as your moisturizing agent and there are also many options. Whether you are looking for a body oil to nourish your skin, or a carrier oil to mix with essentials oils for an invigorating massage, we have those for you at Cococare.com!