Face and body oils are a must-have during the wintertime when you're fighting off dry skin. So it might seem strange to suggest that you add them to your beauty regimen when temperatures rise and your sweat seems to be moisturizing your skin just fine.
Well, that's exactly what you should do. Who doesn't love glowing, luminous skin that glistens in the sunlight? And beyond aesthetics it's actually really good for your skin.
"Moisturizing your skin in summer with oils is a great idea and an awesome benefit to your skins health," Seven Brown, internationally licensed Esthetician and owner of Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic, told The HuffPost. "While oils can be a bit tricky because they are slick -- but if chosen wisely they can provide excellent nutrition and moisture to skin."
"Oil tends to include more natural ingredients, so you should choose the ingredients wisely in order to make it work for your specific skin type and condition, " Brown told The Huffington Post. Coconut oil and Almond oil are the best for moisturizing. Those looking for lighter coverage should opt for jojoba oil.
But what about getting oil all over your clothes? Brown says you can avoid that mess by applying the oil while in the shower to dilute the greasiness with the water -- and that way you're less greasy when putting on your clothes. You'll also want to avoid applying oil to the soles of your feet so you don't slide out of your sandals. Noted.
Here's a look at a few of our favorite body oils that we're sure will serve you will this summer. Which one will you be snagging?
Top row: Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil, $32; Fresh Sugar Body Oil, $48; Monoi De Tahiti Monoi Tiare SPF6, $10; Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil Spray, $40.
Bottom row: Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Coconut Dry Oil Sunscreen SPF15, $10; NARS Monoï Body Glow II, $58; Jao Brand Goe Oil, $48; Jojoba Company Australian Golden Jojoba Oil, $30.