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10 Hydrating Body Oils To Recharge Your Skin In Winter

10 Hydrating Body Oils To Recharge Your Skin In Winter
Products Mentioned
Fiama
puresense
Biotique
Forest Essentials
Palmers
The Body Shop
Olive
Bath & Body Works
Life & Pursuits
Sephora

Winter is my favourite time of the year. The season calls for hot chocolate, fluffy hoodies, faux fur boots and Christmas carols. The only bummer about winter is having to deal with dry skin. Let me tell you why this happens. You see, the skin loses moisture because of the lack of humidity in the air. Hence to prevent this from happening, you should moisturise your skin at least twice a day. As compared to body butters and creams, body oils are thick and highly concentrated. They lay on the top of your skin trapping moisture, keeping it soft and hydrated.

Post application, you'll notice that your skin starts to look glossy and feel baby soft. In case you're worried about the product making your skin too oily, let me tell you that its a myth. Most body oils are lightweight and instantly get absorbed into your skin.

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    10 Amazing Body Oils That Will Keep Your Skin Hydrated & Smooth In Winter

    Body oils are a fabulous beauty product to add to your skincare routine. While there are plenty of them available in the market, I'm going to tell you which body oil for dry skin is worth your moolah. Shall we begin?

    Fiama Refreshing Body Oil

    Fiama
    Fiama Refreshing Body Oil
    INR 399 AT Amazon
    Buy

    Remember ladies, pay attention to the ingredients of the body oil before splurging. I think you'll like this one because it has a sweet scent of terai mint and sugandhara. Not only does the brand claim its product to be dermatologist tested, but it is also free from parabens and silicones. 

    Pros: Has a pleasant scent, free from parabens and silicones.

    Cons: Not commonly available in stores.

    Coffee Body Scrub Gel

    INR 199 AT POPxo

    PureSense Deep Moisturising Body Oil

    puresense
    Pure Sense Deep Moisturising Body Oil
    INR 945 AT Amazon
    Buy

    I'm sold by the packaging itself but this is infused with Macadamia oil and rose petals, this body oil glides on easily to keep your skin moist, nourished and hydrated. Not to mention, it's sweet and rich aroma instantly calms the mind, body and soul. 

    Pros: Cruelty-free product, smells divine and free from cancer-causing compounds.

    Cons: Expensive and not commonly available in stores. 

    Biotique Bio Carrot Seed Anti-Aging After-Bath Body Oil

    Biotique
    Biotique Bio Carrot Seed Anti-Aging After-Bath Body Oil
    INR 125 AT Amazon
    Buy

    Packed with carrot seed extract, this product is rich in Vitamin A which helps to brighten and smooth your skin. The best time to use this body oil is after you step out of a shower and your skin is damp. Massage the product in circular motions till the oil completely gets absorbed into the skin. 

    Pros: Affordable, non-sticky formula and easily can be bought from local stores. 

    Cons: Non-eco-friendly packaging. 

    Forest Essentials Soundarya Luminous Beauty Oil

    Forest Essentials
    Forest Essentials Soundarya Luminous Beauty Oil
    INR 1,475 AT Forest Essentials
    Buy

    Thinking of buying yourself an early Christmas present? Choose this luminous body oil from Forest Essentials. Infused with cow's milk and real 24k Gold, this body oil does an amazing job at penetrating through the deepest layers of your skin and giving it that radiant and bright glow. Plus, you'll smell like a dream too!

    Pros: Contains 24k gold, restores firmness and leaves a golden sheen on the skin. 

    Cons: Expensive for the quantity.

    Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil With Vitamin E

    Palmers
    Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil With Vitamin E
    INR 510 AT Amazon
    Buy

    Not only are the lotions from Palmers amazing, but their body oil is also just as good. Loaded with soybean, sesame and safflower, this baby instantly relieves dry skin. Plus the Cocoa butter and Vitamin E content in it helps to nourish and moisturise the skin for a longer duration. 

    Pros: Contains Vitamin E and provides the skin with instant hydration. 

    Cons: Not commonly available in stores. 

    Balinese Boreh Face Scrub

    INR 199 AT POPxo

    Wild Argan Oil The Radiant Oil

    The Body Shop
    The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil The Radiant Oil
    INR 1,850 AT The Body Shop
    Buy

    This was the first body oil that I purchased, I used it every day and it did improve the texture of my skin. The best part is that it's not only meant to be used on the skin, but you can use it on your hair too. It helps to bring the shine and lustre back. Because of its ultra-hydrating and multi-tasking benefits, it is a good buy. 

    Pros: Can be used on hair and skin.

    Cons: Expensive for daily use.   

    Olive Natural Skincare Oil

    Olive
    Olive Natural Skincare Oil
    INR 3,285 AT Sephora
    Buy

    If your skin peels and bleeds during winter, then you need a richer body oil. This one contains active plant extracts, sea buckhorn oils and Vitamin E. It helps to restore dry, sensitive skin and can also help deal with pigmented, uneven skin. In a couple of months time, the stretch marks and scars will also fade away if you stay loyal to this body oil. 

    Pros: Has plant extracts, sea buckhorn oils and Vitamin E. 

    Cons: Expensive for daily use.

    Bath & Body Works Lavender Cedarwood Body Oil

    Bath & Body Works
    Bath & Body Works Lavender Cedarwood
    INR 1,499 AT Bath & Body Works
    Buy

    If you love taking a shower at night, this body oil will help you quickly fall into a restful slumber. Loaded with Shea Butter and Argan oil, it absorbs quickly into the skin and makes it feel supple and soft. The relaxing and the comforting aroma of lavender lingers on through the night.

    Pros: Absorbs quickly into the skin and improves skin's texture over time. 

    Cons: It's not travel-friendly, the product comes in a glass bottle. 

    Life & Pursuits
    Life & Pursuits Organic Body Massage Oil For Dry Skin
    INR 399 AT Amazon
    Buy

    Life & Pursuits Organic Body Massage Oil For Dry Skin

    This body oil is affordable and the quality is like none other. Free from all the bad and harmful stuff like mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, colours, parabens, BHT/BHA, sulphates and silicones. It works well with all skin types and it helps to replenish skin's natural moisture during the winter season. The best part of this body oil is that it has active ingredients such as Ashwgandha, Hibiscus, Manjistha, amla, neem and haldi. Trust me, your skin is going to be in for a treat. 

    Pros: Affordable, free from mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, colours, parabens, BHT/BHA, sulphates and silicones.

    Cons: The flip-top packaging tends to get a bit messy during use.

    Sephora Head To Toe All In One Oil

    Sephora
    Sephora Head To Toe All In One Oil
    INR 1,260 AT Sephora
    Buy

    This head-to-toe body oil can be used to moisturise your skin and hair as well. Slather it onto any areas that are feeling a little dull and dry for a quick pick me up. It is formulated with Vitamin E, baobab and jojoba oils, it offers deep nourishment to dry skin. For best results, you must use the product post your shower. 

    Pros: Multi-use. Offers nourishment to skin and hair.

    Cons: A bit expensive for the quantity.

    FAQs

    What are dry body oils?

    The best time to use dry body oils is in the morning. It helps to quench your skin's thirst. They're in fact lighter than regular body oils and can be applied to dry hair too. Look out for oils that contain rosehip seed, sesame, grapeseed oil and sunflower. 

    Can Body Oil Be Applied To The Face?

    You can, but don't do so if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin. It may irritate your skin and cause breakouts. It may even clog your pores. It's best to stick to a moisturiser that is specifically designed to hydrate, moisturise and nourish your face. 

    Are Body Oils Good For Your Skin?

    Yes, of course! They keep your skin moisturised, hydrated and nourished. For the chilly season, I would suggest that you stick to body oils as they will moisturise your skin to the fullest. After a shower, pour a coin-sized amount of product in your palm and spread it all over your hands, thighs, tummy and belly.

    Can Body Oils Dry Your Skin Out?

    No, they won't. Also, body oils tend to dry quicker than lotions. Seconds after applying, the product gets absorbed into the skin. Don't worry, it won't stain your clothes or stick to your skin. They dry up pretty quickly. 

    What's Better, Body Lotion Or Body Oil?

    Both have different functions. Body lotions help to add moisture to the skin and body oils help to seal the moisture in the skin. Hence one should apply it every time they step out from the shower. 

    Now that you know EVERYTHING there is to know about using body oils, which of these products mentioned on the list are you tempted to buy first? I know you're going to say all! Happy shoppin'!

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