Oil & Water Don't Mix

Oil & Water Don't Mix

By Kimberly Seals

You’ve probably heard that oil and water just don’t mix. You might even describe two sworn enemies as oil and water. But did you know that you can use this dynamic to your advantage?

When it comes to keeping your skin moisturized all day long, oil and water become the best of friends. Keep reading to discover how you can incorporate this dynamic duo in your skincare routine.

Hydration and Moisturization

Hydration and moisturization are not the same, but your skin needs both to stay happy and healthy. Like any other organ, your skin needs water to thrive. Hydrating is when you add water to your skin, and moisturizing is when you lock those hydrating effects into your skin.

How Does That Work?

Because oil can’t break through the molecules in water, ie. they don’t mix, oil is the perfect choice to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized for a long period.

Since oil and water molecules won’t bond, they form two separate layers when you combine them. That’s exactly what you want to keep your skin hydrated. We recommend Elle Vie’s shea body oil or butter for locking in moisture and adding an extra glow to your skin.

Keep your Moisture on Lock

One of the best times to moisturize is fresh out of the shower. In fact, the prime time to maximize hydration and moisture retention is within the first five minutes after a shower. For the best results, keep your shower on the short side and not too hot.


Follow up your shower or bath by lightly patting your skin down with a towel until your skin is damp, then apply your favorite oil, lotion, cream, or butter. With an Elle Vie butter or oil, just one application will have your skin glowing all day long. We love to see it!

Just because oil and water don’t mix, doesn’t mean they can’t collaborate to keep your skin looking its best. Show your skin some TLC and keep your moisture on lock. The next time you’re fresh out of the shower, remember to hydrate, moisturize, and glow on with your bad self.