Oils and butters, butters and oils ... As Black Women, we have a love affair with oils and butters. Some of you may be thinking that oils and butters are the last things you’d want to put on your face if you’re trying to achieve a glow. However, when used correctly, these natural ingredients can work wonders for your skin.
Face oils are often vilified as being too greasy and pore-clogging. But the truth is, not all oils are created equal. In fact, certain face oils can actually help to balance oil production and improve the overall appearance of your skin.
The key is to choose an oil that’s suitable for your skin type. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for an oil that’s light in texture and won’t clog your pores. Some good options include jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or hazelnut oil.
If you have dry or sensitive skin, you may want to try a thicker oil like coconut oil or shea butter oil. These oils are packed with nourishing fatty acids that can help to hydrate and soothe your skin.
In addition to face oils, you can also use body oils to achieve a glow. Body oils are great for sealing in moisture after a shower or bath. They can also be used as a massage oil or added to your bathtub for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Like face oils, there are many different types of body oils available, so it’s important to choose one that’s right for your skin type. If you have dry skin, look for an oil that’s rich in fatty acids like coconut oil or jojoba oil.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, try a light oil like grapeseed oil or hazelnut oil. These oils won’t clog your pores or leave your skin feeling greasy.
Another great way to achieve glowing skin is by using body butters. Body butters are thick, creamy, and usually made with natural ingredients like cocoa butter or shea butter. They’re designed to nourish and hydrate your skin and can be used all over the body.
They've also been known to help to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Like face oils and body oils, there are many different types of body butters available. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for a butter that’s packed with nourishing ingredients like shea butter or cocoa butter.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, try a light butter, like jojoba butter or grape seed butter. These butters won’t clog your pores or leave your skin feeling greasy.
Mango butter or avocado butter is also good for acne-prone skin. They can help to balance oil production and calm your skin.
Now that you know what oils and butters are best for your skin type, it’s time to learn how to use them. Here are some tips:
-If you’re using a face oil, apply it after cleansing and toning your skin. You can use it in place of or in addition to your moisturizer.
-If you’re using a body oil, apply it after showering or bathing while your skin is still damp. This will help to lock in moisture.
-If you’re using a body butter, apply it all over your body after showering or bathing. You can also use it as a massage butter or a hand cream.
-Remember, a little goes a long way with oils and butters. Start with a small amount and increase if needed.
When used correctly, oils and butters can be great for your skin. They can help to balance oil production, hydrate your skin, and give you a natural glow. Just be sure to choose an oil or butter that’s suitable for your skin type and start with a small amount.
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