Body oils should be a staple in any skincare routine, and for good reason. Not only are body oils incredibly moisturising, they also offer benefits to our mind and body. Today, Terre Verdi will share how an oil can help maintain a healthy complexion and balanced mood, plus reveal our top three reasons to use our natural body oil every day.
Why Choose Body Oil Over Lotion
Both options provide necessary nourishment, but there are a few key differences. While a body lotion has a light and creamy texture thanks to the addition of water and other emollient ingredients, a body oil offers a deeply conditioning experience that forms a barrier over the skin to lock in moisture. This concentrated formulation is focused on feeding your skin, re-introducing lost moisture as it softens and smooths.
The biggest difference between these two products is the functional uses. Body oils are a great option for those looking to save on money and waste, as they are a wonderful multi-tasker. Oils can be applied to the body, nails and cuticles, hair, and more. It serves as an effective skincare treatment, a massage booster, and it can even be helpful for athletes pre and post workout. Plus, the rich and silky texture of a body oil adds an element of luxury to your day. What's not to love?
Top 3 Reasons to Use A Body Oil
As we've already mentioned, using a body oil every day can help maintain your skin's health. In fact, there are three main reasons Terre Verdi recommends incorporating this natural skincare treatment into your regular routine...
Body Oils Protect Your Skin
Natural oils rich in fatty acids (like those found in our Yoga & Sports Massage Oil) are ideal for repairing the skin's natural barrier. A healthy skin barrier leaves everything feeling smooth and looking supple, whereas a damaged barrier may leave skin feeling rough and appearing dull. By using a body oil once a day, you can allow the natural ingredients to penetrate the skin and boost levels of linoleic acid. The result? Beautiful, happy skin!
A Body Oil Can Ease Muscle Tension
Next time you go to apply your body oil, make it a true selfcare moment and massage the treatment into your skin. By working the oils into your arms and legs, you can boost circulation and relieve muscle aches and soothe tired limbs. Our Yoga & Sports Body Oil is especially well suited for easing tension, as it contains warming organic ingredients like black pepper and ginger. It is perfect for calming inflammation from arthritis and easing joint pain, and it helps keep your body fighting fit.
Using Body Oil Can Help You Relax
Did you know that many natural ingredients have aromatherapeutic properties? What this means is that the oils within certain plants trigger a reaction with our nervous system. It is thought that these oils activate parts of your brain, and that they can work to boost positive emotions, ease stress and anxiety, and improve concentration, sleep, and other areas of our daily lives.
By using a body oil that includes beneficial essential oils, you can promote a healthy mindset and good mental health. For example, the warming properties of ginger can reduce irritation and lethargy, and the invigorating scent of eucalyptus has been shown to be energising and calming. Just breathe in the excess product on your fingertips after applying the oil, and enjoy the revitalising effects!
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