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Dermatologist's Choice Pre Bath Oil Bath Shower

Oil showers and baths are becoming increasingly popular for their numerous benefits to the skin, hair, and overall health. We also will hear from Dr. B., a Dermatologist for nearly 50 years and the founder of Dermatologist's Choice Skincare. Here are some of the top benefits of applying oil to your skin before showering or bathing:

  1. Moisturizes skin: Oils, especially natural ones like sunflower oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and olive oil, are excellent moisturizers. Some of these natural oils are included in the luxurious Dermatologist's Choice Pre Bath Oil. When applied to the skin before showering or bathing, they can help lock in moisture, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.

  2. Helps with dryness and irritation: Dry, itchy skin can be a nuisance, and hot water can further strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to irritation and redness. Applying oil before showering or bathing helps to create a barrier between the skin and the water, protecting it from the drying effects of hot water. Especially, for those who suffer from chronically dry skin or eczema. Fun fact: Dr. B. created the Pre-Bath Oil about 40 years ago with his patient with severe eczema. Learn more about it here. 

  3. Reduces inflammation: Some oils, like frankincense and chamomile, have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and swelling on the skin. Applying these oils before showering or bathing can help soothe irritation and inflammation. By applying oil before entering the shower or bath, it absorbs into the skin to soothe inflammation and calm irritation. Just a pro tip: apply an extra coat of the Pre Bath Oil to dry patches usually on the elbows, knees, and hands.

  4. Promotes relaxation: Oils like lavender and sandalwood are known for their relaxing, soothing scent. Using these oils before showering or bathing can help promote relaxation and calm the mind. Applying the Pre-Bath Oil before entering the shower or bath motivates a mindset of relaxation and self compassion. Take care of your skin and calm your mind.

  5. Can improve the appearance of skin: Oils like argan oil and rosehip oil are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that can help improve the overall appearance of the skin. They can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, giving the skin a more youthful, radiant appearance. Dry skin can expose more wrinkles and fine lines. If you're also using glycolic acid or TCA on your skin, applying the Pre-Bath Oil as a part of your routine will help to combat over drying and add a glow.

  6. Can improve the health of hair: Oils like coconut oil and argan oil can be particularly beneficial for the hair. They can help nourish and moisturize the scalp, which can help reduce dryness and improve the overall health of the hair. Applying oil to the hair before showering or bathing can help make it more manageable, smooth, and shiny.

  7. Can help with dandruff: Oils like tea tree oil and peppermint oil are known for their ability to help with dandruff. When applied to the scalp before showering or bathing, they can help to reduce flakiness and improve the overall health of the scalp. The best part of the Pre Bath Oil is its power to deeply moisturize the full body, head to toe.

It's important to note that while oil showers and baths can be beneficial, it's important to use them in moderation. Overuse of oils can lead to clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts and other skin issues. It's also important to use the right type of oil for your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, you may want to use a lighter oil like jojoba oil, whereas if you have dry skin, you may want to use a thicker oil like coconut oil. The Pre Bath Oil is best for most skin types, it moisturizes deeply with a silky texture that's not too heavy.

To get started with an oil shower or bath, simply apply a generous amount of oil (we recommend the Dermatologist's Choice Pre Bath Oil) to your skin and/or hair before stepping into the shower or tub. Massage the oil into your skin and scalp to help it absorb better. Then, hop in the shower or tub and rinse off as you normally would. You may want to use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to help remove any excess oil. Even better, when you take an oil shower or bath you will emerge from the shower or bath with moisturized skin and without sticky oily residue. Feel free to lock in the moisture even more with a body lotion. We know a good one here

Overall, incorporating oil showers and baths into your skincare routine can have numerous benefits for the skin, hair, and overall health. Whether you're looking to moisturize your skin, reduce inflammation, or promote relaxation, oil showers and baths are a simple and effective way to do so. To easily get started Dr. B recommends the Pre Bath Oil by Dermatologist's Choice and apply at least once a week, more for dryer skin. 

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