Sun filled days, outdoor activity and sunshine on our faces, summer is definitely here. It has been a quite dry summer and indeed still some chilly evenings. Keeping our skin balanced and hydrated can be quite challenging. Here is where scented oils come into their own. These little treats are one of life’s little luxuries and a super way to treat oneself.
There is a wide variety. Some women find them greasy, don’t know when to use them or just worried they could cause breakouts. Users of these hydrating oils love and once you add them to your beauty routine, you’ll wonder how you ever did without this.
This article gives a little primer and soon the challenges of using the useful beauty routine will be a must.
Look for oils with a short ingredient list and with recognisable words and if not at least easy to read ingredients. Start with this, and you will start to feel easier about putting this on your body.
The first ingredient should be some kind of carrier oil and never water – Jojoba, Grapeseed, Sunflower are some common examples. Try to keep to natural products and ones that have little tampering with. Choose a scent you can live with and like as good quality oils tend to have the smell last longer.
These are great and therapeutic with benefits for both your mind and body. You can choose your scents according to your needs or moods. Body oils allow for this.
We at Kaneya recommend you use this right after a shower or bath, while your skin is still damp. The advantage of doing this is the oil penetrates the skin faster and don’t sit on the skin. Kaneya body oil feels very light and stinks in quickly. Another advantage of oils is that it acts as a barrier to the weather.
When applying, err on the side of caution and apply a little at a time. You can always add to this
Another advantage to these oils, is the fact that you can use them as a moisturizer and also as a perfume. This is especially useful for people with some such of allergy or sensitive skin. Body oils are not as overpowering as perfume and will leave a subtle scent on the skin.
Body oils leave your body hydrated, with a glow that is beauty and healthy looking. This is harder than lotion to achieve. They just more luxurious to apply.
Body oils relax, uplift, invigorate, calms and detoxify your body.
Most oils should be safe to use on the face. Stay away from peppermint or spearmint as they can cause an uncomfortable tingle.
All natural picks to try are those with coconut or olive oil. These work on any part of your body.