Body oils are the new stars in the beauty sky. They penetrate deeply into the skin, provide intensive moisture for dry skin and often have other benefits. Why it is the best to integrate skin oils into daily care from now on – we reveal it here!
The special thing about purely herbal body oil
It is important to know that the basis for body oils is mostly essential oils or plant-based oils such as sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. These oils are particularly natural and therefore very skin-friendly. Due to the high content of unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid, they can be ultimate care booster even for very dry skin. Another credit point is their strong moisturizing properties. Due to the consistency, they can be worked into the skin particularly well. Moisture can thus be sealed for a longer time, which helps the skin to become more supple.
There is a distinction between normal body oil and dry body oil – the dry body oil has the advantage of faster absorption and leaving a nourishing film on the skin. This is made possible by so-called spreading oils, which are distributed immediately on skin after application.
Regardless of the type of oil, body oils should best be applied in the evening. This allows the content to be absorbed overnight. Tips: dry skin absorbs the vegetable oils less effectively than damp skin, so it is best to massage in immediately after the shower. The soothing scent of the oils also pampers the nose and the senses.
Particularly in the cold season, body oil should be integrated into the daily skincare program – it works better than rich skin cream.
Sweet almond oil – ideal body oil for sensible skins
The classic skin care product is obtained from the kernels of the sweet almond and is suitable for all skin types due to its nourishing, moisturizing and soothing properties. Almond oil is very mild and almost odorless. It offers the ideal basic care for mature or more sensitive skin as well as for baby and children’s skin. Due to the high mineral content, the natural product also optimally supplies the skin cells, which is why almond oil also declares war on a slack silhouette with regular use.
Our recommendation: Casida Almond Oil for skin and hair.
Rosehip oil for saggy skin
You might have learned that the fruit of the wild rose is the rose hip. The easy-to-absorb rosehip oil is obtained from the seeds of the rose hip. Its healing effect is well known. The reason for this is the high content of alpha-linoleic acid, which has an anti-inflammatory properties that can turn flaky, inflammatory and dry skin soft again. The all-rounder also works with broken veins, wrinkles, scars and pigment spots. To do this, it should be used twice a day. Rosehip oil contains vitamin A acid, which stimulates collagen production and provides moisture.
Our recommendation: The cold-pressed organic rose hip oil from Casida.
Vitamin E oil erases stretch marks
Body oils with vitamin E works against slight pigmentation disorders, bad environmental influences and wrinkles. Vitamin E is known for stimulating the formation of new cells, which is why it is used as an anti-aging agent. Thanks to its antioxidant effect, the skin cells are protected from oxidative stress that causes damages. In addition, it strengthens the skin’s natural protective barrier and helps to retain the moisture in the cells. Scars and stretch marks? The power vitamin can prevent and even erase them. Vitamin E oil is very skin-friendly; only people with very sensitive skin should be careful with the active ingredient and approach it slowly.
Our recommendation: The natural vitamin E oil extracted from wheat germ.
Squalane as skin strengthener
The new trendy ingredient turns out to be a real care miracle and is very kind to the skin. Squalane is made from squalene – a natural component of the skin’s own hydro-lipid film, which acts like a protective shield for the skin. The oil is a real moisture booster for dry and combination skin. But squalane oil is also an absolute beauty aid for oily skin. Since it is very similar to the sebum of the skin, it leads the skin to believe that it has already produced enough fat. Awesome, isn’t it?
Our recommendation: The natural squalane oil from Casida .
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What else can I use a body oil for?
The nourishing effect of the skin oils not only unfolds on the body, but also on the face, hair and hands. Body oils can be used on brittle hair ends to restore the suppleness. Simply put a small amount on your hand and massage into towel-dried hair.
Skin oil is also particularly suitable as massage oil . Put some oil on the skin and gently pluck and knead it with your thumb and forefinger.
Oil even works for body peeling . Simply mix two tablespoons of oil with one tablespoon of sugar, then massage the mass in skin using circular movements and then rinse off with water (better doing it in shower cabin). Apply the scrub more generously to more callused areas such as heels, knees and elbows. After a few times the skin will turn soft and rosy.
And even rough hands will become soft again in no time with body oil. Heat 100 ml of cold-pressed, plant-based body oil in the microwave for approx. 20 seconds. Apply the oil on hands and cuticles extensively, then wrap them with cling film. Put the masked hands in a bowl of warm water for five minutes to allow the oil to work even better. Dab off the excess oil with a clean kitchen towel – do not wash your hands afterwards.