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Spring is so close we can practically feel the sunshine on our faces, but first we have to slog through the thoroughly dreary month of March. Between the increased moisture in the air (what up rain) and the still quite chilly temperatures, keeping your skin balanced and hydrated can be quite the challenge. Enter scented oils: We consider these slippery skin treatments to be one of life's little luxuries and use them obsessively to give our skin a radiant, healthy look.
We know they can be a bit intimidating — many women consider them messy, confusing to use, or are just worried they will cause breakouts — but we swear that once you make the switch and add oils to your beauty routine, your skin will look amazing. To help demystify the slick stuff, we asked Cowshed Spa director Douglas Drummond to create a primer for skin oil novices. Read on for his tips on how to incorporate them into your existing routine, plus get a peek at some of our fave face and body oils.