|Radiance Body Oil
Ever hopped out of the shower and had to choose between either being late or completing your beauty routine? We have. But before texting “ON THE WAY!” one more time with a towel in hair, skip the stress and streamline your routine. We love body oils for their quick, solution-driven purpose and no-fuss application. Anything that delivers serious glow to hair, skin and nails in under 2 minutes? Sign us up.
What is body oil?
Body oils differ from facial oils because they’re heavier and more robust, but the idea behind them is the same. How exactly do they work? Certain oils are structurally similar to natural skin lipids found in our bodies. When oils mimic these natural lipids, they’re teaching our skin how to stay hydrated instead of providing a temporary hydration fix. And like serums, oils sink down between skin cells to generate a better, smoother skin surface. Plus, they’re infused with naturally emollient ingredients, which easily absorb and help soften rough skin.
What are the benefits of body oils?
The proven benefits of oils are numerous, however specific results depend upon the ingredients inside the body oil you choose to slather on.
How do I choose a good body oil?
Another component that separates the good body oils from the bad is their overall usefulness. The forever complaint of Coconut oil (for those whose skin can handle it) is that it leaves the skin feeling slick and grimy, albeit hydrated. We don’t know anyone with that kind of time or that many skirts, so we stick to formulas with quick dry downs that are skinny jean friendly. And anything multipurpose, think hair, skin and nails, is a huge time-saving plus.
How do I use body oil?
Here’s how we use a multipurpose body oil:
- Body: After showering, apply 1-2 drops over legs, arms, thighs, chest and target areas while skin is wet so it will absorb faster. Pat or massage into the skin.
- Hair: If hair is clean and wet, apply 1-2 drops to ends, they air dry or blow out with a round brush for a sleek, high shine. If hair is dry, apply from mid-length down to the tips to instantly smooth flyaways.
- Nails: Before bed, distribute a drop across nailbeds for a healthy luster and softened cuticles.