Body oil: learn how to use it during or after showering
Body oil is one of the best products to use for soft, fragrant and intensely moisturised skin!
Did you know that oils are actually considered to be moisturisers? Featuring a variety of fragrances and a light texture, oils can be the perfect choice to make your shower an indulgent moment of relaxation and self-care.
According to Raquel Toyota, the hydrating action of oils involves forming a film on the surface of the skin that prevents the skin from drying out. With Maracujá triple phase shower oil, its high concentration of essential fatty acids moisturises and soothes the epidermis and limits the impact of external aggressions linked to sun and pollution.
Before and after showering
It's essential to set some ground rules over using body oils. Begin by carefully reading the information on the product packaging to find out whether you need to rinse it off or not. "Products that contain ingredients with photosensitising properties, for example, need to be rinsed. That's why you have to be careful when using this kind of oil and going out in the sun, as it can cause irritation", explains Raquel.
Here's a handy little trick for applying the oil: we always recommend applying the oil to skin that is still damp or wet. In other words, right after you get out of the shower after blotting off any excess water with a towel, or even while you are still in the shower. This avoids the oily effect that discourages most people from using body oils.
Our Ekos range includes options that can be used with and without rinsing. We all want our skin to be velvety to the touch, delicate and fragrant. In addition to its unique aroma, Ekos Castanha sublimating dry oil also has the advantage of leaving your skin feeling silky smooth. The choice is yours.
For all skin types
The driest skin would even benefit from the use of moisturising oils instead of creams or lotions. "This type of product contains specific active ingredients that combine several hydrating actions. Consequently, drier skin will benefit more", explains the dermatologist.