Like a warm hug, massage oils lull your mind and nourish your skin. A few minutes before a shower or just before bed, rub some oil between your palms and massage your body with upward strokes to give skin a lift. Try oils with lavender or ylang-ylang to de-stress, apricot to reduce muscle strain and patchouli or grapefruit to detox body and mind.
The best part about new-age body oils? Some of them have formulations so light, they can double up as moisturisers, and don’t need to be washed off.
8 body oils to treat yourself to
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