[dropcap style=”dark” color=””]W[/dropcap]hen standing at the skin care aisle of your local market, it’s no doubt that you’re probably vortexed by the plethora of moisturizing options. After browsing through pretty labels and maybe a little sampling, you either end up with an oil or lotion in your cart.
What’s the difference between the two? Aren’t they both going to offer the same moisturizing benefits?
This is yet another “skintroversial” topic.
Both options can be incorporated into a facial and body routine, and each contain their own unique benefits for maintaining beautiful skin.
So, what’s the most suitable moisturizer for your skin type, and which will help you “turn back the clock?”
Who doesn’t love a silky body lotion? Luxurious, creamy, buttery and whipped. You name it, they’ve made it.
Lotions are created by blending oil and water together. However, since oil and water do not mix on their own, wax is needed to emulsify them. Depending on the ratio of these three ingredients, the end result ranges from a light textured lotion to a heavy cream.
The lotion built-in purpose. like we can adjust the ratio of oily or add up more vitamin E to improve to fit with your skin type.
BENEFITS OF USING LOTION ON YOUR SKIN
- Replenishes moisture in the skin
- Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated
- Soothes dry, chapped and rough skin texture
- Additional ingredients in lotion formulas include aloe, vitamin E, shea butter, sunflower oil, and extracts, which all have their own beneficial properties
- Lotions help those with sensitive skin
Lotions definitely bring something to the table. But as you go through all of that trouble of lathering on your daily moisturizer of choice, you might want to consider if your skin is would receive more benefits from an oil-based formula?
If you’re familiar with oil, you know we’re a huge fan of massage oils. They are the primary base for the majority of our products (with a lot of love and herbs infused into them!).
I like to refer to oils as the ‘crème de la crème,’ because they are an essential component of your typical lotion or cream, and can also be used alone for superior moisturization. In fact, pure oils have been used for thousands of years in ancient beauty rituals from around the world.
Oils have extremely high nutrient and antioxidant levels. They are 100% active and are easily absorbed into the skin since they don’t contain any fillers. As we age, the oil (sebum) that our skin produces starts to deplete, so it only makes sense to replenish the lipid barrier by applying oils that our skin will lovingly soak right up! See, if we don’t lubricate the skin effectively, then fine lines and wrinkles start to show up.
A common skin care myth is that oils will clog pores and make you break out, especially for acne-prone skin types. This is wildly untrue! Oils have the amazing ability to balance the skin. Let’s ditch the oil-free hype because all skin types can benefit tremendously from these gifts of nature. Try our massage oil which is in a base of grapeseed oil, olive oil, seasame oil a very friendly and light-textured oil suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types.
BENEFITS OF USING OIL ON YOUR SKIN
Oils hold in moisture
Since oils deliver antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to the skin effectively, they are the optimal choice for an anti-aging moisturizer
A little oil goes a long way, making them the more cost-effective choice (applying to wet skin will increase absorption, providing complete coverage in as little as a few drops).
Do keep in mind that the quality of an oil also reflects its performance on the skin. Look for oils that say “cold-pressed” or “CO2-extracted.” Always choose organic when possible and avoid chemicals. Oils are often infused with herbs, so if the ingredients on the label are names of flowers and plants, you’ve likely found a good quality oil. Your skin is just waiting to take in all the juicy benefits!
Next time you need to re-stock your moisturizer, experiment with what responds and works best for your skin type. About me, I recommend oil because of the amazing benefits and relaxing while gets massaged, but some people also love using lotion like Season Lotion on their body and have great results.
WHAT MOISTURIZER DO YOU PREFER? WHAT NOTICEABLE BENEFITS HAVE YOU RECEIVED FROM OILS? SHARE WITH US!