Oil treatments are no news! If you’re indulging in an essential oil treatment for your skin, then you’re obviously prepared for the greasiness and stickiness that is to follow. And the thought of looking all oily and shiny can totally convince you to opt out of any oil therapy. But, what if we tell you that there’s an oil treatment that won’t leave your skin looking oily? Confused? We’re talking about dry oil!
Now, this oh-so-strange yet interesting concept can leave you wondering how it’s possible for something to be both liquid and dry at the same time. Read on for all the answers!
What is dry oil?
Firstly, do not define “dry oil” in literal terms. The term dry oil is not derived from the fact that it is dry (how can oil possibly be dry, duh!), but from the finish it leaves on the skin. Unlike other oils, dry oil instantly gets absorbed into the skin without leaving behind any greasy, sticky residue. And, you’ll be surprised to know that dry oil has been around for ages.
Dry oils are rich in linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid and that’s exactly why these oils are so lightweight and easily absorbable. In fact, a few minutes into the application and you won’t even feel that you’ve applied oil to your skin. Yes, it is so magical!
Benefits of dry oil
Dry oil can be your oily, acne-prone skin’s best friend! If you have oily skin and dread regular oils, then reach for dry oils because they will nourish your skin without making it look greasy.
Dry oils have brilliant skin-softening effects; therefore, they are used in a number of body/face creams and lotions. It is the perfect solution for all those who want to lock in moisture without that over-shiny afterglow.
What dry oils to use?
Oils such as sunflower, rosehip seed, sesame, grapeseed, avocado and safflower are all considered as dry oils. They can be effectively used to treat nails, cuticles and hair apart from skin.
When should you apply dry oils?
To reap maximum benefits of dry oil, apply it after you take a shower. Applying dry oil to clean skin will not only help lock in moisture, but also leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.