The first body oil that I ever encountered was no doubt Johnson’s Baby Oil. I’m sure you can relate. I still have it on my shelf in case I run out of my favorite body oils (you should always keep a few of those handy).
Things have changed at a rapid pace in the beauty world. I never would have thought that I would be using oil on my nails, hair or even face. When it became a popular “thing” I thought “No way! Oil is so greasy!”. Yes, I used to be one of those people, I admit. I used to believe that lotion alone would keep my skin moisturized and that there was nothing better than that, until I’ve learned that you should never be skeptical about ANY beauty matters. So, here are a few things you should know in case you haven’t added one of these cute bottles to your bathroom shelf.
Oils are more effective at moisturizing than lotions. Lotion rubs off your skin very fast, while oil penetrates deeper and keeps your skin hydrated for much longer. Tip: Apply oil right after a shower or bath while your skin is still damp. This helps the oil absorb faster.
Oils are highly concentrated, so when you see a tiny little bottle, don’t be nervous to invest in it. Just remember that you will only use a few drops, which will make it last forever. Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit — maybe it will last for a couple of months. But using a beauty product for months feels like forever since we all know most products don’t last too long.
You will love this one. The biggest discovery for me was that some oils can also be used as a perfume. Woohoo! It’s a win-win!! While oils are concentrated, don’t let that scare you. They don’t have that overpowering feeling like some perfumes do. Most importantly, if you have sensitive skin or allergies to any ingredients, an organic oil is better than most perfumes since perfume bottles typically don’t list ingredients.
I have recently learned that most body oils can be combined with essential oils which can help you relax, feel better and even lift your mood. And all of that comes in one little bottle of oil? I will take 10 of them!
By this point, you are technically killing three birds with one stone: You’ll achieve moisturized skin, a pleasant scent and better mood. What else do we girls need? Perhaps we need to stock up on a few more! 🙂
Your NDS Duo,