Except when discussing body shimmering oils, nothing glitters that is gold. Imagine yourself lying by a pool or on a beach, the sun kissing every gold fleck in your body oil and leaving you shining (and tanned) from head to toe. Shimmering body oils are a seductive alternative to ordinary body oils that are prepared with skin-friendly natural oils, golden flecks, and tropical scents that are typically associated with the summer but may be used all year.
Shimmer oil is used to highlight and accentuate areas of the skin. It leaves your skin sparkly, glowing, radiant, and hydrated. Shimmer oil can be used anywhere you want to glow—all over your face, neck, cleavage, arms, thighs, and shoulders. Focus on areas that naturally catch the light.
What should you look for in a body shimmer?
Packaging is cool, but there are a lot of factors to consider when looking for a body shimmer oil. When purchasing a body shimmer, do a patch test to ensure you are not allergic. If you prefer your oils with a tint, look for formulas that dry quickly to prevent your clothes from stains. Always go for one that is lightweight and gentle on the skin if you are sensitive. Also, look for the ones that are non-sticky. Oil separates; always shake before using.
When should I apply shimmer body oil?
Body shimmers should be applied as the last step in your skincare routine. After you shower, exfoliate and moisturize. “this gives the skin a layer of hydration that ensures the oil stays smoothly and maintains a nice glow. If the oil isn't fully transfer-proof, apply after getting dressed. If you decide you are wearing it during the day, we recommend SPF 30 to protect your skin's natural glow.
What tools are best to apply body shimmer oil?
The best tool to use when applying the skimmer is your fingers or a brush. A brush, of course. I find when using your fingers, it can get sticky and messy. The oil clings more to the hands than to a brush. Always apply less than you think you would need. A little goes a long way. Apply as you need. Trust me, I learned this the hard way.