While most of us are aware of the benefits of taking care of our skin, we focus our efforts on the skin on our faces. But the fact is, the skin on the rest of our body needs TLC too.
Before you Google for the most expensive and luxurious body lotions, we shall have you know that you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to pamper and take care of your dry elbows and knees. Simply follow these rules 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 a luxurious moisturiser 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.
Now that you’re done, scroll through our gallery to see our best picks for body lotions under $25. Plus, they are lightweight yet hydrating, so they don’t leave an uncomfortable film on your skin.
Text: Kayce Teo
Additional text: Zoe Zeng