Have you ever used a body oil? If you haven’t, you’re seriously missing out. Why? Because there is no better way to obtain and maintain that noticeable skin glow that everyone talks about. And I’m not talking about that pregnancy glow. You can get that kind of glow without being pregnant.

Yeah, that’s what body oils can do. 

But all the fun and kidding aside, body oils really do serve an important purpose in your skin care routine.

What are the benefits of a body oil?

Ever towel off after a hot shower and your skin feels so tight that all you can think about is finding the nearest bottle of lotion and slathering yourself in it?

What about after shaving body hair? Ever get that tingling or slightly numb sensation on your skin?

These are all symptoms of having disrupted your skin’s natural lipid layer of protection. And that feeling I was talking about? That’s your skin going into overdrive trying to protect and repair itself.

So what do you do? Reach for your lotion?

Well…one of the main ingredients in lotion is water. But your skin’s protective lipid layer is made of oils fats. And high school chem says water and oil don’t mix. Plus, most of the oils in lotions are near the bottom of the ingredients list, where they do the least good.

So, if your fave lotion isn’t the best remedy, what do you do?

That’s where body oils come in. Because they’re made with…well…oil, to help your skin repair itself faster by feeding your cells the nutrients they need right away.

Wondering how to use a body oil?

A body oil can be used in a variety of ways. It’s perfect to help quickly repair your skin from the damage done by shaving, a hot shower, or even using the wrong detergents (i.e. soap) on your skin.

It’s wonderful during bath time to help protect your skin from prolonged periods in hot water. So you can relax knowing your skin is going to be okay. Plus, body oils have fewer issues related UTIs compared to bath bombs (for the ladies out there).

And if you or your partner loves a massage, using a body oil during a massage session is another way to say “I care.” And who can turn down the glow that comes from the feeling of well-being after a satisfying massage?

If you want the best oil for a glowing body, healthy skin, and the best massages ever, check out CaLoveCo.’s line of body oils. There’s one for every fragrance and mood.