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You probably have a face oil in your beauty arsenal and may even have a body butter for when you’re feeling especially dry. But what about something in between? A body oil is the perfect solution to hydrate your skin without being too heavy on the surface or too light to go unnoticed. Making your own DIY body oil is not only cost-effective but also much more hygienic than buying an off-the-shelf product. Body oils are great for all skin types, but if you have sensitive or dry skin, it’s doubly important that any body oils you use are non-irritating and natural; read that as no harmful chemicals or artificial perfumes!
What is Body Oil?
Body oil is a moisturizing product that can be applied to the skin to improve hydration and the appearance of the skin. It’s typically a blend of natural oils and essential oils with little to no fragrance added. You can apply it to the skin as a daily moisturizer or as a treatment before bed. When applied to the skin, body oil can help reduce dryness, flaking, and even help with the appearance of cellulite!
Why use Body Oil?
Body oils are a great option for anyone looking to hydrate and nourish the skin. They’re also a great choice if you have hyper-sensitive skin or are pregnant, as they are lighter and less likely to clog your pores or cause irritation. They are often made with natural ingredients and have no artificial scents, so you can use them on any part of your body without worrying about irritation. If you have dry skin, body oils are a great option for adding a little extra hydration. They’re also great for people with eczema or psoriasis, as they can be applied to the face without clogging pores.
How to Make Your Own DIY Body Oil
The best body oils are made with a blend of natural oils, though you can also make your own from scratch by using a base oil like coconut or almond oil and adding essential oils to suit your needs. Here’s how you can make your own DIY body oil:
Variations of Body Oil
Body oils come in a wide range, so the best way to find one that works best for you is to try a few and see what works best. Here are a few types of body oil you can try:
– Bronzing Oil: If you’re looking to create a bronzed glow, this type of oil is perfect. Many brands have bronzing oils infused with shimmer, so the glow is more noticeable.
– Clarifying Oil: These oils are often infused with clarifying ingredients like tea tree, eucalyptus, and safflower. If your skin is oily or acne-prone, these are a great option to help balance the skin and fight oil production.
– Exfoliating Oil: If you’re looking to slough off dead skin cells, exfoliating body oils can help. These oils are often infused with mineral salts that gently coax away the old skin and leave you with a new, soft layer.
– Moisturizing Oil: If you have dry or sensitive skin and are looking for a little extra hydration, a moisturizing oil can be a great option.
Tips for Using Body Oil
When it comes to using DIY body oil, there are a few good tips to keep in mind. First, make sure you’re using enough. If you’re using an oil-based formula, you may be using too little because you don’t see the oil on your skin. A good rule of thumb is to apply about a dime-sized amount for each leg and arm — and a quarter for your chest and back. Another tip is to give your skin a few minutes before getting dressed. This allows the oil to fully absorb into your skin and will prevent your clothes from getting oily or stained. Finally, you can use body oil on your hands and face, but be mindful not to overdo it. It’s best to apply a small amount and use it as a moisturizing treatment rather than a daily moisturizer.
Body oils are a great way to hydrate your skin and treat dryness. They’re also a great option if you have hyper-sensitive skin or are pregnant, as they are lighter and less likely to clog your pores or cause irritation. Make sure you’re using a small amount and that your skin has had time to absorb the oil before getting dressed. Body oils come in a wide range of formulas, so there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you.