Major Benefits of Body Oils
Seal in moisture
Perhaps one of the most prominent benefits of oils is their occlusive action. While they don’t draw moisture to the surface of the skin, they will seal in hydration that’s already been applied. Hydration can come from damp skin or your moisturizer, and can be sealed in and therefore enhanced by a body oil.
Smooth and soften
Oils work so well because they imitate the natural lipids present in our skin barrier. Lipids help to fill gaps between our skin cells caused by dryness or flaking, creating a smoother surface. We need these lipids to help trap moisture in our skin; without them, we’re more likely to suffer from dry or scaly patches.
The antioxidants in many oils can help protect your skin from aging and sun damage. While we can use retinol or vitamin C serums for our faces, we often don’t have the same anti-aging options for our body.
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