After a crazy winter, with coast-to-coast storms and cold, snowy weather, June is finally here. Although summer doesn’t officially begin until the 21st day of June, no one is really waiting. Summer means folks can finally put on their T-shirts, shorts, bikinis, sundresses, or any kind of apparel that gives their skin some exposure to the welcoming sunshine after months of hiding it from the elements.
What’s newest in skincare is oil. Oil is finding its way into the beauty routines of people who desire flawless skin. It’s taking the place of crèmes and lotions; it’s even taking the place of soap for facial cleansing.
But what about oily skin? According to Celebrity Medical Expert and Co-Founder of Tula, Dr. Roshini Raj, “using oil-based facial products can actually help prevent the skin from producing excessive oil.” In an email with writer, Miki Hayes, Raj explains that this is because oil is produced in an effort to regulate the skin when the oil-water content is out of balance. “So, if you’re trying to combat congested, oily skin by using harsh, stripping products that remove your skin’s natural oils, your body will actually overcompensate for the reduction of oils by producing even more oil, which further aggravates the sebaceous glands’ activity, clogging pores and causing breakouts,” Dr. Raj explains. He concludes that by applying oil to skin instead of trying to remove what’s already there, sebaceous glands won’t feel the need to kick into overdrive and skin will stay balanced. (Hayes, Miki, BDG Media Inc. blog, “Why Oily Skin Still Needs Oil,” February 24, 2016).
Oil is great for dry skin because it is more absorbent than crèmes, and therefore adds more moisture to the skin, while creating a protective layer that locks the moisture in.
The practice of cleansing with oil has been around for a couple of years, but as people are seeing the amazing results, it’s becoming more popular. People can either rub oil generously over their faces and then remove with a hot, moist face cloth, or place a small amount of oil on a warm wet face cloth and rub it gently all over the face.
The best oils for skin are Castor Oils, with Jamaican Black Castor Oil being superior because it is so rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E. Jamaican Mango and Lime® blended its Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Exotic Oils from around the world to create the new Jamaican Black Castor Oil Exotic Oil Collection for Skin and Nails, which represents the skin care secrets of women throughout the world—from the Woodlands and Savannahs of Southern Africa to the Rainforests of Central America. Formulated with natural ingredients, vitamins and nutrients and packed with omega fatty acids, these exotic oils penetrate skin like no cream can, keeping skin soft, moisturized and radiant. Each oil has an exotic aroma that lifts the mood and calms the spirit while beautifying skin and nails.
Choose from four exotic oils, which include Marula (pronounced Muh-roo-luh) with Sea Berry; Ojon (pronounced Oooh-jon) with Pearberry; Ungurahui (pronounced Un-gu-rah-wee) with Citrus Spice; and Ximenia (pronounced Eye-men-yuh) with Dudu Osum.
This summer, help your customers learn the benefits of oil so they can begin blending it into their summer beauty routines.


Meet Emma Young
Emma L. Young is a freelance writer who has written for various publications including ShopTalk Magazine, the Saints Magazine, South Shore Current and the Spiritual Perspective Newspaper.

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