Just a heads up before you start the post! Some of these oils are a tad older and might not be in stock anymore. I tried to share similar oils and link everything that I could! If you have specific questions about a product, comment below or message me on Instagram and I’ll do my best to find a product that’s right for you!
6 Ways To Incorporate Body Oil Into Your Routine
I use body and face oils nearly every day. Not sure if you’re using your products correctly? Read below to learn 6 ways to incorporate body oil into your routine.
1. As A Makeup Remover
I am a huge fan of the double cleanse. Not sure what that is? It’s basically a way of washing your face twice. First, with an oil-based cleanser. Then, with a water-based cleanser. The first cleanser breaks down dirt and and makeup, and the second focuses on more specific skincare issues. In my case, I use a face wash with salicylic acid, helping prevent acne.
If I don’t have any makeup remover wipes with me, or if my skin is particularly dry, I will use an oil to remove my makeup. This is a great way to incorporate body oil if you’re new to the consistency. Don’t be afraid of using a heavy oil! The second cleanser will balance whatever oil you started with.
2. As A Cleanser
This is my favorite way to use oil for my face! The Kopari Coconut Cleaning Oil is much thinner than most face oils, and it’s perfect to use alone when you don’t want to strip your face with harsh cleansers. I often use this product right after the pool or right when I wake up in the morning. I spend several minutes at night getting dirt off of my skin and prepping it for bed, so I don’t need to wash it vigorously the next morning with exfoliants and chemicals. A simple cleansing oil does the trick and leaves my face GLOWING for the rest of the day.
Also Loving: I will talk about it in a travel post soon, but the Kopari travel kit is a great way to try their bestsellers and see if the cleanse/moisturize combination is right for you. There’s not a weak product in the bunch!
3. In The Shower
A lot of people don’t like the consistency of oil on their skin, but still want the hydrating benefits of using an oil. Applying an oil in the shower right before you get out is a great way to get the proper absorption! When I’m done washing my hair and body, I’ll add a few pumps of oil to my body and rub it in like a body wash. Right before getting out of the shower, I’ll rinse my skin with cold water and then pat myself dry (don’t wipe!) with a towel. Sometimes I follow it up with body lotion, but this is a much faster way to moisturize if you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to lather your body in lotion.
I have been using the Trader Joe’s lemongrass coconut body oil, but it’s much cheaper in store! If you don’t have a TJ’s near you, I’d actually recommend saving a step and getting this fractionated coconut oil from Amazon. It’s cheaper per ounce, and smells so good! My bottle lasted so long and came with a pump so it was easy to use in the shower.
4. With My Lotion
A similar concept to using oil in the shower, a higher priced body oil is great to combine with your favorite lotion. I’ve been using this Poolside Body Oil by adding a few drops to each pump of lotion and using it all over my body. Just make sure that your oil and lotions scents pair well together! Even though you may only be using a small amount of oil, it’s highly concentrated. It should last longer through the day than a water-based perfume. Be sure to have a mild body lotion so the two scents don’t overpower one another.
5. As An Eye Cream
I never planned to use oil as an eye cream, but the Honey Grail Face Oil from Farmacy is too thick for all over my face. The consistency is much closer to honey (go figure) than oil, and I found it too sticky to use in more than a few concentrated areas. While it may work for those who have incredibly dry skin, I have reserved to use 1-2 drops as an under eye cream right before bed. Due to the heaviness, I don’t use it during the day, but it may be right for you if you live in a very cold/dry climate and need that double-dose of hydration. I don’t regret buying it, but it’s worth trying a sample from Sephora before buying an entire bottle.
6. In Targeted Areas
I first tested the Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil in a sample kit, and wasn’t quite sure how to use it. After reading reviews online, I realized it was a cult favorite for expecting mothers wanting to prevent stretch marks. Since I’m not an expecting mother, I found another way to get the most out of the product. I don’t have a growing belly, but I do have a bum and other growing areas! 🙂 (TMI?) The treatment is supposed to improve skin elasticity and prevent the appearance of stretch marks and maintain skins firmness. I decided to add it to large areas like the back of my legs that may stretch over time or have cellulite. It also claims to tone skin, and with bikini season coming sooner than we know it, I wanted to give myself a shot.
Similarly to an oil that is designed for one specific purpose (unlike coconut oil which is used in hundreds of ways), I also have a few other oils that I use for one singular purposes. SPF oil is perfect under your daily moisturizer, and perfume oil is perfect for adding a dab of scent to your wrists or neck that is meant to last all day.
There’s no shortage of ways to use oil. I shared 6 ways to incorporate body oil into your daily routine, but you could use it any way you see fit! Before buying pricey products, ask yourself: what do I actually need to boost my skincare regimen? Take these helpful tips above and see if you can enhance your skins elasticity and hydration. If you have any questions or need advice, just ask! I’m always down to talk all things skincare. 🙂
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