It’s safe to say that the majority of us take the utmost care of the skin on our faces picking the right cleansers, exfoliating regularly, using the right moisturisers and masks. But we often skip moisturising our bodies and the most common reason is that applying a hydrating body lotion feels sticky. But neglecting to moisturise your body can lead to rough, dry, scaly skin, discoloured elbows and cracked heels.
And while some body lotions can feel heavy and sticky on the skin, we’ve compiled a list of ones that are lightweight, easily absorbed and will keep skin hydrated without feeling tacky. All you have to do is incorporate one of these body lotions below into your body care routine and follow these guidelines for smooth skin.
- Cleansing is still the first step to good skin. Pick a hydrating body wash to remove dirt and sweat without stripping the skin of natural oils. Bonus points if it has an invigorating scent.
- A good body exfoliator will gently slough off dead skin and dry patches so your skin is soft and smooth. Using gentle pressure and small circular movements will give you the results you want.
- Slather on body lotion while skin is still damp. This will help to seal in moisture.
- Don’t ignore your elbows and heels. Without adequate moisture, they will start to get discoloured and crack, respectively.
Text: Kayce Teo
Additional text: Zoe Zeng, Smita DeSouza
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