Dry oils are truly nourishing elixirs that work miracles on your skin... and more! Let's take a look at these precious allies that should be part of every beauty routine.
What is a dry oil?
Dry oil is a blend of vegetable oils that are rich in highly beneficial active ingredients (fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants...). The difference between dry oils and other cosmetic oils? The texture. They're more fluid and non-sticky so they penetrate into the skin without leaving a greasy film. The result: your skin keeps its matte appearance so you can slip on your clothes without worrying about stains. As a bonus, dry oils have a light, delicate fragrance that'll remind you of summer. What more could you ask for!
What are they used for?
In a word, everything! You can apply them to your body and face for firmer, more supple, more luminous skin. In their glitter version, they create a light, golden veil that adds shimmer or enhances your natural tan. As an added bonus, dry oils have reparative properties that also work on dry hair, fragile nails and cracked cuticles.
How should it be used?
- On your face: use your thumbs to massage two or three drops gently into the skin along your jaw line and from the nose outwards towards your cheekbones. Apply the oil morning or night, following your usual beauty routine at the other time of day.
- On your body: use the oil as a daily moisturizer. There's nothing better for intensive regeneration. You can also add a drop to your regular cream or your bath water.
- In your hair: before or after each shampoo, rub a few drops between your hands and press the oil into the ends of your hair. If your hair is particularly dry or damaged, use the oil as a mask, applying a generous amount throughout your hair, from the roots to the tips, and wait at least an hour before showering. Better still, let the oil penetrate all night long as you sleep!
- On your nails: rub the oil into the nails for a few minutes, one nail at a time, paying particular attention to the cuticles.