Q & A: Why Should I Use A Dry Body Oil?

WHAT IS A DRY BODY OIL?

You might be wondering “what is a dry body oil, and why would I ever use it?”  Well, the answer to the first question is misleading – the term “dry body oil” has nothing to do with the texture of the product.  Instead, a dry body oil refers to a light oil that your skin absorbs quickly without leaving a “wet” residue.

Dry body oils often work well as lightweight moisturizers.  Most of these oils come from vegetables, herbs, or seeds (containing polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic acid).  Common examples of dry oils include:  avocado oil, grapeseed oil, rosehip seed oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil.  

SO, WHY SHOULD WE USE A DRY BODY OIL?

The biggest and most important reason to use a dry body oil is to moisturize the skin.  By doing so, the benefits of using a dry body oil can extend far beyond adding a little moisture to the skin.  Dry oils can improve dry or cracked skin.  These oils can promote skin barrier repair and maintain the integrity of the skin.  Dry body oils can even help manage dry, itchy skin conditions such as eczema.

WHEN DO I USE A DRY BODY OIL?

The fact that a dry body oil absorbs so quickly into the skin allows you to use it any time. However, the best time to use the oil is immediately after showering so that you can lock in moisture – leaving your skin feeling supple and smooth.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM USING A DRY BODY OIL?

The short answer is…anyone and everyone.  Using the right dry body oil can provide long-lasting hydration and much needed nourishment for the skin.  And who doesn’t need that?!

NOW THAT I KNOW I CAN AND SHOULD BE USING A DRY BODY OIL, HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONE TO GET?

A great example of a dry body oil is our Skin Wise Organics’ Replenishing Body Oil with its luxurious blend of grapeseed, avocado, sunflower, and rosehip seed oils.  This product is ideal for those of us who want soft, smooth skin without overbearing fragrance and other synthetic ingredients.  

For more information on our Skin Wise Organics products, visit our shop.

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