11 of the best body oils

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If you find that you pile on lotion but your skin never really feels properly hydrated, it’s time to embrace body oils

There’s nothing sexy about dry, cracked or scaly skin. But it’s one of those things that creeps up on you without you noticing and then one day you’re at your desk or sitting on a picnic rug looking down at your legs and think, ‘shit, I need to find the best body oil ever so I never have this problem again’.
You’re not alone and in fact, it’s so common because it can be caused by a number of factors: the change in weather, washing with certain soaps, even hot showers. But we’re not all about to stay in a room that never changes temperature, or stop washing with soap and having hot showers.
Which is why it can see near impossible to give your skin the tall drink it needs. So, if you find that you pile on thebest moisturisers for dry skinbut your skin never really feels properly hydrated, it’s time to embrace oils. Why? Because although both lotions and oils hydrate your skin, they work in different ways and so your results will vary.
On one hand, lotions and creams are mainly made up of waxes and water, which creates a type of film on the surface of your skin to make it feel moisturised. On the other hand, oils protect the skin’s natural lipid barrier to prevent moisture from evaporating, so your skin naturally moisturises itself.

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