Along with blistering winds, central heating and endless rain, dry, scaly skin can be a nightmare during the cooler months. But, it doesn’t have to be a reality. There are plenty of ways to restore some of that much-need moisture to parched skin.
The first step to getting your glow back? Body oil. Widely hailed as the ultimate hydration elixirs, body oils work to not only nourish and soothe your skin (without the grease factor), but also help to reduce scarring and stretch marks. That’s why we’ve scoured the beauty shelves to find the best skin-softening body oils to lather on this autumn/winter. Ahead, you’ll find the seven we’ve deemed worthy of adding to our bathroom vanities.
7 luxurious body oils to nourish dry skin
1. Botanicals by Cotton On Body Unwind Body Oil
Packed with coconut oil, sweet almond, olive oil and vitamin E, this super hydrating, yet lightweight, body oil is paraben and sulphate free. And trust us, this formula smells as divine as it sounds.
Available at cottononbody.com.au from Friday 15 April and in Cotton On Body stores across Australia and New Zealand from Monday 25 April 2016
2. Jurlique Lavender Body Oil
Replenish your skin with this ultra-nourishing natural body oil. We especially love the subtle, aromatic lavender scent, which is extremely calming. You could even pop a few drops into a bath before bed for a restful nights sleep.
The Grown Alchemist Body Treatment Oil isn’t just a nice package. The formula inside—which includes tamanu oil, sea-buckthorn berry, camellia seed oil and rosehip oil—smooths and gives skin a glowing (not sweaty) look.
When applied to damp skin after a shower, Rituals Xiu Xi body oil will lock in moisture without making the skin greasy. Enriched with calming White Lotus and nourishing Yi Yi Ren it also doubles as a luxe massage oil.
Bio-Oil is a staple in most bathrooms and for good reason. Containing PurCellin Oil, vitamins A and E, chamomile extract and a combination of natural oils, this specialist skincare treatment targets scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing and dehydrated skin.