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Common Body Oils Mistakes

Learn about common body oils mistakes. Discover all the beauty tips and advice on Bodycare for different types of skin, by Garnier.

Don't fall into these 4 body oil traps... they're more common than you think! 

Body oil can be an amazing addition to your regular skin care routine. But as with any product, you need to know how to properly use it to avoid unwanted effects. Check out these common body oil mistakes and body care tips so you don't fall prey to disappointment... and greasiness. 

1. When to apply body oil (timing matters!)
Because of how body oil works, there are certain times when it's best to apply. The very best time to apply an all-over treatment is right when you step out of the shower or bath. Your skin should still be warm and a little bit damp. If you apply it to dry skin in the middle of the day, some won't get absorbed and you'll be left with a greasy film! 

2. Body oil isn't lotion 
Remember that body oil is NOT the same as lotion! You won't need much to coat your whole body, and while you should be very careful about applying body oil to your face (especially if you are prone to breakouts), you can try very small amounts - the size of a pea or even less - on dry patches or under the eyes. 

3. Body prep is key
Oils are absorbed right away into the skin, so give them a head start by cleaning all of the dead skin away before you apply with an exfoliating treatment -- otherwise you may be left with a film of oil sitting on top of dead skin.

4. Body care: keep it simple 
Once you've chosen a body oil, remember not to overwhelm your body with lots of other products. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your skin is to just keep it simple! So think mindfully about a few targeted products to use, and make sure to follow directions!