Unless your skin or hair are dry as the Sahara, the idea of applying a facial or hair oil might seem like total madness. But it’s not. The beautiful truth is, anyone and everyone can benefit from using a treatment oil. Dry oil is beloved by the beauty world for its lightweight, easily absorbed texture, nourishing benefits and non-greasy finish. It’s basically the elixir of life and lustre for a dull complexion or damaged locks!
The most famous dry oil of all naturally comes from the land of complexion perfection: France. We’re of course talking Nuxe, and their cult Huile Prodigieuse. With a classic formula and a shimmering option, it’s the global go-to for hydrating, softening and repairing the skin and hair. Incredibly versatile, here are seven ways to use dry oil to add a touch of glamour to your day.
1. For a radiant complexion
Add a touch of Huile Prodigieuse to your regular moisturiser each morning for softer, smoother skin. It contains six gorgeous botanical oils and Vitamin E to deeply nourish and repair the skin. And the scent of orange blossom, rose and vanilla is to die for!
2. As a primer
Dry oil also makes an excellent primer, allowing silky application of your foundation without blocking your pores or causing irritation.
3. For a smooth, silky bod
Apply dry oil wherever you need a little extra radiance and sheen – on the legs, décolletage or shoulders. You’ll smell good enough to eat, and your skin will be soft and touchable. Perfect for date night!
4. And a little added glow
Perfect for the summer holidays, the races, or when you’re rocking a (faux) tan, Nuxe Shimmering Dry Oil comes with golden mineral particles for a gorgeous glow.
5. As an indulgent hair treatment
As well as nourishing the skin, a dry oil can do wonders for frazzled mane. Spray your lengths from around 8 inches away, then massage into the hair and scalp. Wrap your hair in a warm towel for 15 to 20 minutes and take a nap/ read a mag/ scroll through Instagram. Wash your hair as normal for soft, silky, manageable strands.
6. For glossy locks
For hair that stops traffic, rub some dry oil on your palms and run through your lengths to smooth fly-aways and split ends. Or spritz some on your bristle brush before you do your 100 strokes.
7. As a massage oil
Grab your beau and pamper him with a luxurious massage. Then get him to return the favour. Heaven!