If you've said the word oil to me 4 years ago then I would have run away in fear. Using an oil in any way or on any area of my body just didn't seem like it would be a good fit for me but it turns out you can use an oil without resembling an oil slick. Here is a total beginners guide to using them and all the different ways that you can incorporate an oil into your beauty regime.
The easiest way to incorporate an oil into your routine is in your haircare regime. A good oil can make the world of difference to the ends of your hair as well as the shine of your tresses. The key when using an oil in your hair is to use a small amount and only ever use them through the mid-lengths and ends. Never in the roots as this makes hair look and feel greasy. There are so many to choose from at all price points and it's so simple to make it a solid part of your routine.
For a truly luxurious bath or shower experience, the addition of an oil is a safe bes. Although it's important to be careful with them as they can make areas slipperily and surfaces need to be cleaned thoroughly after use. There's a number of different ways that you can use an oil in these circumstances. Just simply add them to your bath for full body hydration, use for shaving or massage into the skin for a treat. My favourite way is to use them in the bath water as they not only make the water incredibly soft the smell they emit is calming.
This is probably the scariest area to add an oil into your routine and where people fear them the most. Even if you have oily skin you can still use an oil as there are so many on the market that cater to all different skin types. The key is to do your research and explore the different options that are available. Personally, I've found that dry oils are the best to use when your skin does lean a little more towards the oily side of proceedings as they don't make the skin feel greasy. Just nourished and hydrated.
If you're not somebody who cares too much about moisturising your body [although you should because it makes a huge difference] the chance of wanting to smother yourself in oil is probably slim. And the issue with using an oil all over your body is that is going to take a little while to sink in. I've found the key to reaping all the benefits of an oil but without the slipperiness is to mix it in with a body moisturiser. You only need a few drops and this is a great way to get more out of cheaper body lotions. Or you can buy body lotions that already have an oil mixed into its formulation.