Skin Oil has many benefits, we’ve decided it’s the must-have beauty product of 2016. Here are a few tips to use it properly and enjoy all of its amazingness.
1 As a cleanser Wet the face with warm water, then apply a few pumps of oil all over the face. Leave on the skin for a moment before massaging in small, round strokes. Emulsify the oil with a little warm water and continue to massage. Then remove with cotton wool as you would a normal cleanser.
2 As a moisturiser Use a facial oil exactly as you would a cream moisturiser. Apply to clean skin, leaving about ten minutes for it to absorb before adding make-up.
3 For the body Mechanical exfoliants (ones with salt, nut shells, beads, etc) often come in a product that includes highly emollient oils to leave skin with a light layer of moisture to prolong baby-softness. Body oils make shaving a speedy, hassle- and mess-free process, while “dry” oil formulas (especially ones with gold particles) add sheen, nourishment and gloss to the skin.
4 In the bath While Cleopatra chose milk, and Kate Moss and Johnny Depp opted for champagne, modern beauties love to immerse themselves in a deep bath with some drops of scented oil for the double whammy – aromatherapeutic and skin softening benefits.
This article was originally published in the January issue of IMAGE Magazine.