Here are our favorite occasions to apply body oil (although you never really do need an occasion):
1. Post-Shower Indulgence:
One of the prime moments to apply body oil is immediately after showering or bathing. When your skin is still slightly damp, it's more receptive to moisture absorption. After showering, pat your skin gently with a towel, leaving it slightly damp. This provides an excellent opportunity for the body oil to lock in moisture, sealing it within the skin and preventing water loss. The oil will penetrate deeply, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth.
2. Pre-Bedtime Ritual:
Applying body oil before bed offers multiple benefits. During the nighttime, the body enters a repair and rejuvenation mode, making it an ideal time for nourishing skincare routines. We love our Lavender Body Oil for this nighttime ritual - the lavender essential oil will help soothe you right to sleep.
Smoothly massaging body oil onto your skin before bedtime allows it to work its magic overnight. The oil's hydrating properties will help replenish moisture levels, soothe dryness, and promote softness while you sleep. Wake up to beautifully moisturized skin that feels renewed and revitalized.
3. Pre-Exfoliation Preparation:
If you're planning to exfoliate your body, consider applying body oil beforehand. Body oils create a protective barrier that helps to soften the skin, making exfoliation more effective and gentle. The oil acts as a lubricant, allowing the exfoliator to glide smoothly across the skin while sloughing away dead cells and revealing a radiant, renewed surface. Apply the oil a few minutes before exfoliating to give it time to penetrate and prep the skin.
4. Post-Sun Soothing:
After spending time in the sun, your skin may feel dehydrated and in need of some tender loving care. Body oil can be a soothing remedy for sun-exposed skin. After sun exposure, gently cleanse your skin and pat it dry. Then, generously apply body oil to provide deep hydration and help restore the skin's moisture balance. The oil's nourishing properties will aid in replenishing lost moisture and soothing any sun-induced redness or irritation. We recommend either our Peppermint Lavender or our Lavender Body Oil for post sun healing. Peppermint and lavender essential oils are especially soothing to irritated skin.
5. Everyday Indulgence:
Of course, there's no wrong time to apply body oil for a dose of indulgence and self-care. Whether it's in the morning, during a midday pampering session, or after a workout, applying body oil can make any moment feel luxurious. Choose a time that works best for you and your routine, and take a few moments to massage the oil into your skin. The relaxing ritual will not only benefit your skin but also provide a sensory experience that promotes overall well-being.
To achieve optimal results from your body oil, timing is everything. Applying it post-shower, before bed, as a pre-exfoliation treatment, after sun exposure, or during any moment of self-care will allow the oil to deeply nourish, hydrate, and protect your skin. Experiment with different timings and find what works best for you. Embrace the luxurious feeling of well-nourished skin and elevate your skincare routine by incorporating body oil at the perfect moments throughout your day.