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The Art of Applying Body Oil: Unveiling the Secret to Glowing Skin

by Michelle Lui |

While body oils have been cherished for centuries for their hydrating and rejuvenating properties, the technique of applying them can truly elevate their effectiveness, leaving your skin with a coveted natural glow. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned skincare enthusiast, we have some valuable tips to share with you.

Preparation Is Key: 

Before applying body oil, it's crucial to prepare your skin properly. Begin by exfoliating to remove any dead skin cells, ensuring that the oil can penetrate deeply into your skin. Opt for a gentle exfoliator to avoid any irritation or damage to your skin, like our Detox Body Brush.

Timing Is Everything:

For optimal absorption, apply body oil immediately after a bath or shower. The warmth of your skin helps the oil to seep in, locking in moisture and leaving your skin feeling supple and soft. The slight dampness of the skin will also help spread the oil better with less oil needed to cover your entire body all-over.

Quantity Matters:

A common mistake when applying body oil is using too much. Remember, a little goes a long way. Start with a small amount and gradually add more if needed. This prevents an overly greasy feel and allows for better absorption.

The Right Technique:

To ensure even distribution, warm the oil between your palms before gently massaging it onto your skin. Use long, sweeping motions to cover larger areas, and circular motions for smaller, intricate areas. Take your time and pay attention to any areas prone to dryness, such as elbows and knees.

Locking in the Goodness:

After applying the body oil, allow it to be absorbed for a few minutes before dressing to prevent staining your clothes. If you prefer a lighter application, you can blot off any excess oil with a towel.

Consistency Is Key:

To reap the maximum benefits, make it a habit to apply body oil regularly, ideally after every shower. Consistent application helps maintain your skin's moisture balance and promotes a healthy, radiant appearance.

Our Recommended Pick:

All-Over Oil