Best Body Oils for Dry Skin

Have you noticed your skin becomes dry in winter? If so, you’re not alone. Cold winds, chilly temperatures and an overall drop in humidity mean that your skin can find it harder to hold onto moisture, making it feel tight, itchy and dry. Central heating is cosy but only makes dry skin worse, so make the best of the spring sunshine and treat your skin to the moisture it craves with nourishing body oil.

We’ve curated a list of the 8 best body oils to hydrate and restore your dry skin. These oils deliver a range of added benefits, from relaxation to post-workout muscle recovery, so there’s a body oil for everyone.

8 of the best body oils for dry skin:

If you’re after an oil that calms and nourishes while it moisturises, this spa-worthy oil with bergamot and neroli might be just what you’re looking for. It contains super-hydrating French plum seed oil along with avocado and sweet almond oils to achieve deep hydration, while fermented red ginseng delivers powerful anti-ageing benefits. Parched skin will love this uplifting oil massaged into clean, dry skin, but it can also be used more sparingly with wet hands to create a nourishing body milk.

If you’re a fan of rosehip oil but are ready to level up, Kora Organics Noni Glow Body Oil will take you there. It combines the firming, brightening properties of rosehip with Noni extract: a unique and powerful antioxidant derived from tropical Noni fruit, which is especially high in vitamins C and A. Elevate your vibe while moisturising from top-to-toe with this lightweight body oil that is filtered through rose quartz crystals to bring a little magic to your self-care ritual.

There’s nothing like the heavenly perfume of roses, but these most romantic of blooms are also packed with powerful skin-care benefits. Weleda’s multi-use Wild Rose Pampering Oil blends precious Damask rose oil with rosehip to create a pampering oil with a luscious true rose aroma that calms and soothes skin. As a mild astringent, rose oil tightens pores and evens skin tone, but it also works wonders for stressed and irritated skin because it is soothing and anti-inflammatory. Massage this body oil into clean skin, use it as a perfumed hair moisturiser, or treat yourself to a ritual worthy of Cleopatra by adding this oil, along with half a cup of milk, to your bath to banish dry skin for good.

There’s nothing like a mindful post-shower massage to hydrate dry skin, but some days there just isn’t the time. This relaxing cleansing oil contains mild surfactants for a gentle lather so that you can moisturise while you bathe. Clean, calming scents of white tea and jasmine gently awaken your senses while the steam from your shower helps the nourishing oil to penetrate for silky smooth skin. Now you don’t have to choose between breakfast and starting your day with perfectly moisturised skin.

This unscented massage and body oil is a great option for those looking for pure yet highly effective moisturising skincare. Sweet almond oil is a light and nourishing oil that delivers a range of benefits for dry and ageing skin. Naturally occurring Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids help to protect against UV damage, while Vitamin A smoothes fine lines and stimulates skin cell production. Sweet almond oil also contains zinc, which is crucial for skin healing and helps to fade acne and other facial scars. Use this handy spray oil alone, or with a drop of your favourite essential oil for a super-sensory experience.

If protecting skin elasticity is one of your key concerns, try this silky body moisturiser made from a unique blend of plant-sterol rich fruit seed oils. Super emollient olive oil and shea butter combat dry, flaky skin, while raspberry, kiwi, watermelon and blueberry seed oils make for a nutrient-rich formula that is especially good for treating and preventing stretch marks. The spiced berry fragrance is perfect for summer, with notes of mandarin, ylang-ylang and black pepper to keep things interesting.

Do you struggle to drift off to sleep at night? A warm shower before bed can help to regulate temperature and relax the body in preparation for sleep. Double down on the relaxation by massaging this soothing oil infused with lavender essential oil into clean, damp skin before getting into bed. Its rich olive oil base deeply hydrates skin while lavender works to calm the nervous system, reduce tension and promote relaxation for a blissful night’s sleep. Lavender essential oil also helps to alleviate headaches, making this body oil perfect after a long day in front of the computer.

Treat yourself after a tough workout with this warming body oil by Espa, which nourishes dry skin while promoting rest and relaxation. The calming properties of lavender are paired with warming Indian bay, peppermint and clove bud oils to soothe and relax tired muscles, resulting in a body oil that is perfect for post-exercise self-care rituals. Massage into skin using long strokes and take the time to do some deep breathing to restore balance and calm to the body after hitting the gym.

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Beauty Editor

A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.

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