6 body oils to add to your winter routine

Oils can sink into the deeper levels of the skin more easily than creams and repair the skin’s moisture barrier. Instead of scheduling massages let them be a part of your daily grooming practice. Take some body oil in the palm of your hands, rub it gently with your fingertips and apply it all over the body in a small circular motion. When you massage your skin, it boosts blood circulation which stimulates the lymphatic system to release toxins. Select blends with essential oils to relax and centre the mind as you work on the body. Another added bonus of using body oils is that they improve flexibility and tone the muscles. Here’s an edit of the best blends for the season, suitable for all skin types.

Brillare Ultimate Soothing Oil

Infused with hemp, ceramides, black currant and rosemary, this concoction comforts dry, itchy and sensitive skin. It is suitable as a head-to-toe oil and is ideal when you don’t want to fuss around with individual bottles for the face, head and body. It’s lightweight and easily absorbed texture is perfect for winters.

Pahadi Local Badam Ka Tel

Almond oil might feel a little overwhelming in the hot and humid months, but it’s a perfect addition to your winter vanity. You can use it under the eyes to reduce eye puffiness or apply it generously all over the body to moisturise. Rich in vitamins A & E, it softens and heals the skin.

Aminu Magical Vit C Body Oil

If its’ spicy-citrusy aroma doesn’t get you hooked, the after-glow most definitely will. It’s a combination of 9 incredibly nourishing oils, including cold-pressed coconut oil, grape seed oil, and Moroccan argan oil among others. This beauty bottle is a must-have for firm, softer and brighter skin.

Daughter Earth Wild Himalayan Walnut Oil (Akhrot Ka Tel)

Handpicked wild walnuts are carefully sun-dried and cold-pressed into this 100 per cent pure Himalayan blend. It’s packed with potent nutrition from skin-loving lipids, vitamins and phyto-minerals, suitable for all skin types. It has the property of unclogging pores which makes it very effective in treating keratosis pilaris.

Ras Luxury Oils Renew Muscle Relaxant & Pain Relief Body Oil

While the oil hydrates and smoothes the skin, its unique mix of herbs is meant to relax muscles and reduce swelling. To make the experience more mindful, you can rub it within the palms of your hands and take a deep breath before you start applying it to the skin. For best results, use it as a pre-shower massage oil.

Nourish Mantra Cinnamon & Hemp Divya Body Oil

This can be your go-to oil for weekly massages or daily hydration. It has a non-greasy texture with a mild aroma and it can be used as a pre or post-shower oil. Enriched with cinnamon and hemp oil, it is very effective in reducing stretch marks early in pregnancy and keeping the body warm during winters.

This article first appeared in Vogue


  • Aparrna Gupta

    Transitioning from crafting stories for The Asian Age and Bombay Times to setting beauty trends in Verve, Aparrna Gupta’s journey has always revolved around resonant storytelling. Her prowess in content creation is unparalleled, with articles featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Lifestyle Asia, Elle, and Femina. She also excels in content ideation, trend identification, mood board creation, and product styling. Her expertise has proven invaluable to homegrown brands, enabling them to authentically connect with their audience.

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