So since my last post was about oils I thought lets continue with the same theme but this time with body oils! A couple of years ago I use to use body make up and bronzing powder on my legs and arms during the summer before going out. It looked sooo amazing however it was quite tricky to apply and also I ruined a whole lot of clothes that required dry cleaning afterwards. But I looked very glam that’s for sure. I defiantly still love to apply bronzing powders and shimmering body oils over the decolletage and legs, but I’m going to save the body foundation for those special occasion when I wanna look superglam wearing a summer dress for a night out.
Side note, it is well known that the VS models and other supermodels get body foundation applied all over their bodies before walking out on the runway hence their flawless look. Body foundation disguises veins and even cellulite! So do not fret if you see a model with flawless legs, it’s probably just body foundation ;))
MAC have a famous foundation for both face and body that is very popular among models.
The oil of the left is a shimmer body oil from Clarins that I have not tried yet, when I do I promise a review on it! On the right we have a limited edition body oil (without any shimmer) from Carita. I’m not sure if it is still available as I believe it was a part of some anniversary collection. But I guess the formula must be quite similar to Caritas standard body oil, valuable both with and without shimmer. This oil is quite fast absorbing and can be applied even underneath clothes as a regular moisturizer. It however got a quite strong scent so it might clash with ones perfume. I find this being the struggle with most scented body products, anyone else feeling the same way?
It is kinda annoying to wear so many smells at once. I do have a solution to this problem that’s been my go to trick since I was 16 years old and discovered self tanning.
The best way to moisturize your skin and/or prep your skin before self tanning is before jumping into the shower, apply a pure oil (of choice, I prefer Almond or neutral non smelling coconut oil) all over your body, and then I mean aaalll over your body.
Wait for a few minutes to let the oil absorb into the skin and then shower. Just make sure not to use any hair or body products in the shower as it is a well known fact that if you use shampoo or body wash over oil it will get STUCK in the oil onto your skin. And this might cause your skin to rash or develop an allergic reaction since body wash and hair care products are not suppose to stay on your skin since they are “wash off”-products.
So if you plan on washing your hair skip this body oil trick and save it for when you are just planning on taking a shower.
This will leave your skin so moisturizer and soft that there is no need for body lotion and you can use your perfume without any risk of having several scents at once! It is also the perfect way to prep your skin before applying your self tanning lotions. I wrote quite a famous self tanning guide a few years ago that is still one of my most visited links from google, I’m going to translate it to English and republish so stay tuned for the ultimate and foolproof guide that will get your skin glow ready for the spring and summer!
Xo xo Louise