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Ultimate Guide: How to Choose the Right Body Oil for Your Body Type

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Skin treatments and being more aware of what your body requires, has taken precedence. The latest obsession is to have a radiant healthy glow from head to toe; this is where oils come in! Body oils are the next best thing, but unfortunately, picking the right oil for yourself can be intimidating because not only can they get messy, sometimes you may not know how your skin will react. That being said, adding body oils to your beauty routine will do you wonders, and we’re here to help figure out which oil to pick. For starters, oils typically have a plethora of vitamins and minerals that leave your skin moisturised and nourished from top to bottom. The best time to use these oils is right after a bath or shower, as that’s when your moisture is at its lowest. Apply a few drops of body oil to your skin so that it locks in the moisture. You could even focus on particular areas that get the most dry such as elbows, knees, and heels of your foot.

One of the main points you must keep in mind when choosing a body oil is the oil’s unique fatty acid composition and ingredients. Let’s take a look at the various body and skin types and what type of fatty acids they require. This will most definitely help your body get the most out of the oil.

When it comes to checking for ingredients, ensure some of them include grape seed or jojoba oil and most definitely not alcohol! Try and go for the more natural ones, where the oil is almost untouched instead of being filled with bizarre ingredients that may not be beneficial. On a side note – don’t forget that many body oils have strong scents, so ensure that you’re okay with the oil and scent that you pick. Sometimes strong scents can lead to skin irritation, especially if your body is sensitive.

If you have oily skin or acne prone skin, go for the oils that are high in linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid. This is essential for oily skin because the texture and consistency is light and is easily absorbed, which means there won’t be a greasy and tacky feeling on the skin. Oils that have linoleic acid help people with acne because not only will it nourish your skin, it also breaks up clogged pores thus decreasing the amount of sebum your skin produces.Wondering how to find this acid? Look for these ingredients: grape seed, hemp seed, safflower, evening primrose, and watermelon seed.

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