With Winter in full swing, we’re all dealing with the drying effects of central heating and the increased moisture in the air. Keeping your skin balanced and hydrated can be quite the challenge this time of year! As you may already know, I’m a big fan of using different oils and concentrated serums on my face and hair, but during winter, my go-to staple is an ultra-hydrating body oil. Body oils contain far less preservatives than most lotions, and while I know they can be intimidating (there are so many options out there), I use them obsessively to give my skin a radiant, healthy finish.
A peek at some of my favorites:
De-Stress Massage and Body Oil by Aromatherapy Associates: Great for massages and achy muscles, this therapeutic blend promotes healthy circulation, revives tired muscles, and gives the skin a super healthy sheen. It’s great after an evening bath – the relaxing lavender scent never fails to soothe me right to sleep.
Monoi Body Glow II Oil by NARS: Made from delicate, natural Monoi de Tahiti oil, I use this multipurpose body oil for moisturizing, massaging, and even as a fragrance substitute – it smells like a freshly cut bouquet of gardenias. So chic!
Divine Oil by Caudalie: A luxurious blend of grapeseed, hibiscus, sesame, and argan oil, this dry oil leaves skin feeling soft, firm, and glowing. It’s also versatile – you can use it on your face, hair, body, and nails. The best part? The blissful beachy scent continuously makes me feel like I’ve been transported to a remote island far, far, away.
Illuminating Skin Oil by Kae: This shimmering face and body oil not only gives the skin an illuminated finish and golden glow, but it also nourishes, repairs, and protects. It’s my red carpet go-to…just be sure to apply it after you’re dressed so it doesn’t get on your dress!
Skincare Oil by Bio-Oil: My pregnant friends swear by this wonder-oil – it makes a major difference in the tone and hydration of the skin, and helps drastically reduce and prevent stretch marks. I love adding a few drops to a bath – it absorbs into the skin straight away.