It seemed about time for a new beauty series on the blog, and so the 'How Do I...?' series is born - think of these as little 'cheats guides' on how I use certain products, how things might work within your routine - we're learning together! Beauty blogging win. Lezdodis.

Today, I wanted to talk about some of my favourite oils I use in my beauty routine and how I use them, how I'd rate them and if they'd work for you. 

Best for: Body, post shower.
How I Use It: I slather this on after a bath or shower when my skin has had moisture sucked out of it courtesy of our lovely hard water here in Oxfordshire (cheers life! As if my skin wasn't dry enough...). It leaves a lovely sheen on the skin and smells, for want of a better word, divine. Like a grown-up vanilla scent. Delicious. Also - really great for dry patches.
Who Should Use It: I can't see this disagreeing with anyone really as it's not heavily-fragranced, the oils in it are natural and it contains shea butter which I think most skin types, especially dry skin, really love. I'd definitely recommend this for anyone with dry skin on their body, or anyone wanting to make their pins look super silky and smooth during bare-leg season!

Best for: Your face, post-serum/toner, pre-moisturiser
How I Use It: I put around 3-4 drops into the palm of my hand and press the oil gently into my skin after I use my Hydraluron serum, as a part of my night-time skincare routine. I only use this at night because it's a little rich, and takes a while to sink into the skin. My boyfriend kindly tells me I 'have enzymes on my face again' when I get into bed of an evening.
Who Should Use It: Let's be honest - this oil is made up of good stuff. Evening Primrose, Lavender, Omega-6 Fatty Acids - anyone with parched skin, or skin needing some love/a boost of glow should get along fine with this. If you're sensitive to essential oils however, steer clear. I'd also say if you sit on the oilier side of the fence, sample how your skin gets along with this product. We all know that oils are fine to put on oily skin, but this baby is particularly rich - just what my winter skin wanted during its parched months. I'd really recommend this for older skin for more frequent use - I can see it being up there with the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II!

Best for: Your hair, dry flaky patches of skin... and my boyfriend's beard, apparently.
How I Use It: I smooth this over any flyaways when styling my hair, I smooth this over my plaited hair of an evening to give it some gloss and moisture... My hair adores this stuff, and as such my boyfriend has taken to hijacking it to use on his beard. I shit you not. Around 50% of this product is in my man's facial hair. He's lucky I like him.
Who Should Use It: Anyone wanting to go more natural with their skin/haircare, because I think this like is pretty natural-friendly, and their credentials and the research behind the line seems legit. This stuff is on the more manageable side of richness in terms of its texture, due to it being a lighter formula. This 'light' version afforded my thick hair some smoothing, moisture-giving goodness, but I'm excited to head out to the States soon and pick up the normal Argan oil to give that a spin. Can you tell that I'm all aboard the oil train? Good.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and the new series beginning here! Do you have any particular questions for the 'How Do I...?' series? Let me know in the comments!

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    1. You definitely should Zazie! The Kiehls one is great, but if you have access to a Boots store, the Una Brennan rose oil is supposed to be really fab for less money ;* T xx

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  2. Lovely post ...I've heard so many positive things about The Kiehl's product :) x

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    :) x

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    1. Oh man, it's amazing for parched skin! It really is a beautifully rich product, ideal for nighttime - I can't get enough!

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