You apply moisturisers to your face to prevent dry winter skin, but what about the rest of your body? Sometimes lotions are not enough because they don’t seep deep enough to provide long-lasting nourishment. You may have noticed that in a few hours you have to reapply the product to prevent your skin from feeling dry and stretched.
Your skin needs extra nourishment in winter; therefore investing in oils is a wise idea. Body oils offer longer and deeper nourishment. Here’s a look at all the oils you can use this winter to keep your skin soft and nourished.
If you are experiencing super dry and scaly skin this winter, coconut oil will put your problems to rest. Loaded with fatty acids, coconut oil restores lost moisture and keeps skin nourished for a long time. Lightly massage your skin with some warm coconut oil after bath while your skin is still a little moist. This allows better and deeper absorption and keeps winter skin problems at bay.
Rich in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E, avocado oil soothes itchy and dry skin by enabling skin cell function. Deeply moisturising yet easily absorbed by the skin, this oil can be applied on the face too as it has anti-ageing properties. You can add a few drops to your lotion or moisturiser to increase the potency of your skincare products.
Olive oil is loaded with healthy fats, which are not only beneficial to your body but also your skin. Particularly in winter when the skin is parched and looks for an external source of moisturisation, olive oil can be a life saver. Topical application of this oil will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and healthy. Take some olive oil in your palms and rub all over your body, paying special attention to areas like knees and elbows where the skin tends to get drier.
Jojoba oil’s chemical structure is very close to that of our skin’s natural oils. Therefore it gets absorbed quickly and moisturises skin from deep within. Inflammation is common during this cold period of the year, and jojoba oil helps reduce that inflammation and also offers relief from eczema and psoriasis.