4 Reasons To Love Dry Body Oil

It may sound confusing at first, but dry oils can be a game changing addition to your skincare routine.

I admit it, the first time I heard someone talk about dry body oil, my first thought was “isn’t that an oxymoron”? The term actually refers to the way it absorbs into the skin, not the consistency of the oil. Dry oils are lightweight and absorb quickly without leaving residue on your skin. But that’s just the beginning of why dry oils have become so popular. 

Benefits of Dry Body Oil

  1. Lightweight, absorbs quickly and deeply into the skin. If you prefer lighter weight creams or lotions, you’ll probably like dry oil too. And because it doesn’t leave residue on your skin, you can avoid getting greasy stains on your clothes or bed linens.
  2. Contains nourishing antioxidants. Anyone concerned about sun damage and aging skin needs the protection of antioxidants to fight radicals and protect from UV rays and pollution. Popular ingredients for dry oils include safflower and sunflower seed oils, both full of Vitamin E and other nourishing vitamins and fatty acids. 
  3. Seals in moisture, creating a skin barrier. Because dry oils penetrate deeply into the skin, they lock in moisture. Those fatty acids, especially linoleic acid are particularly beneficial in keeping skin cell’s natural lipids nourished.
  4. Beneficial for oily or acne prone skin. Because dry oils absorb so deeply, they are less likely to clog pores or cause breakouts. 

Hälsa Botanicals just introduced a Dry Body Oil with a lovely Milk and Honey scent, that combines winterized sunflower and safflower oil with 500mg hemp CBD to ensure maximum absorption.  

What about “Wet” Oils? 

If you’re looking for intense moisturizing for dry or dehydrated skin, you may prefer a traditional wet oil. They help prevent water loss through the skin, locking in hydration. If your skin is super dry, damaged (cracked heels, for example), wet oils are a great option.  They are also good for skin issues such as dermatitis, eczema  and psoriasis. For stressed or sun-damaged skin, try Hälsa Botanicals Calm CBD Body Oil. We combine five organic oils - sesame, avocado, raspberry seed, carrot and Swedish twinflower - with 1000mg hemp CBD for powerhouse nourishment. 

Either way, how about adding a nourishing body oil to your daily skin care routine?