Skin is our biggest organ with three very important functions: protection, regulation and sensation.
No matter the season, we need to keep our skin properly moisturised in order for it to function optimally. It can be hard to decide which is best for you as there are so many options to choose from (body oils, body lotions, body butters). Here’s the main reasons why we prefer body oil to lotions:
They resemble the natural oils in our skin, are easily absorbed and leave skin moisturised all day long.
Since oils deliver antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to the skin effectively, they are the optimal choice for an anti-aging moisturizer.
They enhance the quality of our skin and will not clog pores.
Natural oils have been used for thousands of years in ancient beauty rituals from around the world.
African Secret body oils contain special blends of essential oils designed to nourish your skin and target specific areas of your body.
By massaging your skin with body oils, you not only moisturise, you can also help to reduce aches and pains and decrease stress.
Body oils can also have a positive effect on your mental health – you can increase your level of relaxation and overall sense of emotional well-being.
More economical than lotions. Besides the fact that the best oils are more expensive than lotions, remember that a little goes a long way, making them the more cost effective choice.
Things to keep in mind:
To increase absorption: apply to damp skin straight after a shower/bath (especially extremely dry skin).
Take the time to massage body oils into your skin, your body will soak up all that goodness, and you won’t be left feeling greasy.
If you suffer from body acne then opt for oil blends that include ingredients like Tea Tree oil, which is an excellent skin treatment for acne and oily skin, on your problem areas like chest and back.
The quality of an oil reflects its effectiveness.
Choose natural when possible and avoid chemical additives such as fragrances(parfum).
Natural oils are often infused with plant extracts, so if the ingredients on the label are names of flowers and plants, you’ve likely found a good quality oil.
No preservative is needed to store an oil.
Which of our oils have you tried? Our range of 100% natural oils includes:
Pain Relief Oil
Tea Tree Oil blend
Breast Care Oil
Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Oil
PMS Relief Oil