The key to using oils and butters successfully is to find the right one for your skin, in the right type of
product. For example, some may feel good on your body but not on your face, or maybe you don't like the feeling of oil or serum and prefer a lotion or cream. Test with different formulas until you find something that works for you. There are a lot of natural oils out there with many different health benefits. However, you can use the following nine beneficial oils as a starting point. These are the ones I have personal experience with, as I used them successfully for many years as ingredients in my dry and mature skin care products.
Remember, when you apply a moisturizer, body butter or only plain oil to your body, you’ll want a smooth a thin layer over damp (not dry) skin. Don’t leave too much excess on your skin and try to let the oil soak in for as long as possible.
Until next week,
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.