At some point, when I was attempting to be French I discovered body oils. I instantly fell in love. Body Oil is the ultimate way to moisturize your skin. I’ve always had a thing for a lotion or body cream that’s a bit greasy. It doesn’t bother me to wait a minute for the moisture to absorb into my skin. I just imagine all the benefits I will enjoy at age 65, when I look just like Jessica Lange. Greasy is good.
I would rather be “oily” than “dry” on almost every part of my body. Don’t believe me? Once, I showed up to a party (in the winter, no less) so oily that, not only could you tell in the photos, but people didn’t want to rub up against me… not sexually or any other way – which led to walking a great distance out of the way to ensure other guests didn’t get too close to me. But, do I have a collective of exceptionally patient friends willing to let me make bad decisions? I believe I do!
I was greasy because I was still figuring out how to use body oils. Trial and error tends to be how I do things and body oil was no exception. I tried mixing it with lotion. Worked ok. I tried rubbing oil on my skin after the shower and after lotion. Hence, party situation above. Finally, I have it down and my legs no longer slip off one another when I cross them.
The answer has been applying body oil while still in the shower (particularly after I shave). The hydration is trapped by the oil, but you don’t slip on the bathroom floor once you’re out.
To sum things up. Unlike Facial Oils, Body oils are best used in the shower, after exfoliating, after a nice shave, and then rinsed in luke warm water. I’ve also found that applying before showering, after using a dry brush works wonders to moisturize my skin too.