Do's & Dont's of Beauty Oils

No one expects you to give up your day creams and nighttime serums. It’s simply unrealistic. But, adding a beauty oil to your daily skincare regime can amp up your anti-aging efforts. Specialized in hard-to-garner, enriched ingredients, take note of these do's and don'ts to fully nurture in what promises to be a multi-sensory, highly nutritious way to soften skin.

  • Do remember to use body oils on tops & bottoms of your feet and post-shaved legs for an ultra-smoothing treatment.
  • Do consult a physician if you are pregnant and are concerned about specific essential/botanical oils, particularly within the first trimester.
  • Do add a drop or two of your favourite face oil to your foundation/cream blushes and create a dewy finish without shine.
  • Do heat up an ounce of body oil, massage into your roots, leave for 30-60 minutes, and rinse with a clarifying shampoo for a monthly, at-home hair treatment.
  • Do store your favourite oils in a cool, dark spot, as these treatments will have a very long shelf life without losing their potency.

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  • Don’t use body oils if you are allergic to natural essences & oils, such as peppermint, fennel, basil, birch, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, and tarragon oils.
  • Don’t forget to wash your hands before removing your contact lenses.
  • Don’t use citrus, angelica, and bergamot oils without a heavy duty SPF over skin, as these are photosensitizing and may lead to splotchy skin.
  • Don’t use your face oil under any topical treatments, such as Retin-A or glycolic moisturizers.
  • Don’t mix your face & beauty oils, as it’s not as much fun as when using them on their own...