Oil Change

Photography by: Victoria Pearson
Oil Change

OIL FOR ALL OVER Because the skin on your body produces very little natural sebum, using oil is a wonderful way to infuse your skin with moisture. Oils designed for use on your entire body typically have a larger molecular structure than those for your face, which creates a protective coating that’s especially great as outdoor temps start to dip. Apply oil immediately after showering, while your skin is still damp, to help seal in the water that’s left on your skin. Exotic plant oils—like buriti (from a Brazilian palm tree) and argan oil (from Moroccan argan trees)—are rich in skin-healthy polyphenols.

Biologique Recherche Huile Benefique is loaded with botanical oils, such as frangipani and tiara flower, and leaves a nongreasy film on skin to help prevent dehydration and restore lipids. $68; biologique-recherche.us

Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt is ideal for dehydrated skin. Turn the balm into a silky oil by placing the bottle in a bowl of warm water. $48; timetospa.com/elemis

Kahina Giving Beauty 100% Organic Argan Oil helps treat everything from body breakouts to inflamed skin. $82; kahina-givingbeauty.com

Mama Mio O-Mega Body Oil mixes argan, sweet almond and jojoba oils to give your body a rich infusion of omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids. It disappears quickly and leaves a soft and healthy glow. $35; mamamio.com

Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil uses organic pomegranate seed oil to help firm and smooth skin. $28; usa .weleda.com