Baby oil isn’t just for babies—adults can use it to get baby-soft skin, too. It’s perfect for sensitive skin and feels weightless. If it’s safe enough for little ones, it’s safe enough for you. However, there are a few precautions to take before slathering it on your own skin.
A Good Moisturizer
Baby oil is a good moisturizer for adults who have slightly to severely dry skin. It’s incredibly softening and keeps skin hydrated and supple for hours, sometimes even days. Adults can also use baby oil to effectively treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Beneficial Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals in baby oil can help with healing scrapes, cuts, and scars, and evening out skin tone.
Protect Yourself From Sun Exposure
Baby oil has no UV protection and can intensify the sun’s rays. This heightens the risk of sun burn and eventually may lead to skin cancer. To protect yourself, always, always wear sunscreen, with or without baby oil.
If You’re Acne Prone
Although baby oil is usually noncomedogenic, certain oils (not all) may exacerbate breakouts on acne-prone skin. If you know your face sometimes flares up when using oil, baby oil might not be for you. You can always do a patch test first to see how your skin reacts.