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The Easy Way to Moisturize Your Body Everyday

We know we need our skincare routine twice a day but does using a body lotion everyday really make a big difference?

Written By:
Navkiran Kaur
The Easy Way to Moisturize Your Body Everyday

Massaging a generous amount of body lotion is a must if you want soft, hydrated, and smooth skin. However, many people ignore the fact that moisturizing our body daily is as important as our daily face skincare routine.

We know we need our skincare routine twice a day but does using a body lotion everyday really make a big difference?

You bet your smooth bum it does and with these tricks and methods anyone can gain the maximum benefits of daily body skincare. After following this trick of applying body lotion, you will see and feel the benefits in just a few days.

5 Ingredients to Avoid When Choosing a Body Moisturizer

Before investing in a body wash, lotion, cream, gel, or oil, do not forget to check the ingredient list as some of the ingredients present in lotions are unnecessary. Below we have shared common ingredients in body lotions that you should avoid.

  • Mineral Oil: Mineral oil, also known as liquid paraffin, liquid petroleum, and paraffin oil, is a petroleum by-product. It coats the skin just like plastic and clogs the pores, which can disturb the skin's ability to function and trigger acne.
  • Parabens: Parabens are one of the commonly used preservatives in skincare and personal care products. You must have seen many "Paraben-free" labels these days in products. The reason is that parabens are potentially hormone disruptors.
  • Phthalates: These are the salts or plasticizing chemicals used to increase the flexibility and strength of plastics. Phthalates are also potentially hormone disruptors and are often found in lotions and hair care products.
  • BHA and BHT: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are potentially harmful ingredients added into body lotions to extend their shelf life. BHA is a potential carcinogen and affects the hormone system, while BHT can affect the reproductive system.
  • Alcohol: If your skin feels extremely dry after using a moisturizer or body lotion, alcohol can be the culprit. This ingredient is usually found in gel type body care products and can be ironically drying and dehydrating to the skin. Alcohol makes skin feel smooth temporarily but causes long term damage.

Why Is It Important To Moisturize Right After A Shower/Bath?

Many people know that applying body lotion will help them moisturize their skin, but they don't know the trick to maximize hydration.

The best time to apply body lotion is straight out of your shower/bath while your skin is still damp.

Yes, you read it right; massage lotion on slightly wet not dry skin. You will feel a difference in the texture of your skin with this simple trick. With this technique, you are locking in water-based hydration with that oil-rich moisturizer. You will notice that you need less product as well to moisturize your entire body, which helps avoid that greasiness that makes us all want to skip body moisturizing.

To have beautiful and healthy skin from head to toe, we need daily body care as well as a skincare routine. Keep your moisturizer closeby to massage on after a shower or bath and try to find one that avoids all 5 of the unnecessary ingredients we mentioned above.

Claims By Brands About Body Lotions That Aren't True

Nowadays, many different types of body lotions are available in the market, and they claim lots of promising results to improve the texture and appearance of skin.

However, there is a wide gap between what is said and what is practical when such claims are pushed through advertisements. For instance, many brands sell body lotions with  the claims that they will reduce cellulite from the body, make your skin firmer, and erase stretch marks, etc.

Undoubtedly such claims sound very exciting, but in reality, most ads are not genuine. You can not expect a miracle from a single body lotion. Instead, you must take care of your skin on a daily basis by using moisturizing body lotions with the right ingredients.

For instance, look for:

Peptides, which are amino acids that will help your skin with collagen production

Hyaluronic Acid, a humectant that helps your skin absorb and hold onto moisture.

Additionally, having plant oils and butters in your body lotions also provide natural antioxidants and a variety of nourishing fatty acids for your skin. Shea butter is great for very dry skin while argan oil is great for balancing oily skin.

Consistency is key; moisturizing daily can help improve the look and feel of our skin. Do not fall for the exaggerated claims by brands about stretch cream removing, cellulite busting body lotions. Instead, keep a check on the list of ingredients before buying them, and prefer gentle and moisture-locking ingredients to make your skin on the body smooth and supple. 

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Our promise

Healthy is beautiful and beauty should never cost us our health. Let's face the truth: women are the beauty industry's most important customers but we're not getting the VIP treatment we deserve. Research shows that toxic chemicals present in many skincare products can interfere with our hormonal health. With the lack of regulation in the beauty industry it's up to us to call out these toxic chemicals in personal care products to keep these brands on their toes. So as women together we're taking a stand for fertility' sake.

meet our team

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Editor Rebecca Byrne

Rebecca Byrne is a licensed master cosmetologist from Atlanta, Georgia who enjoys teaching others about natural beauty and cosmetology. She has worked in several areas of the beauty industry since 2012 and specializes aesthetics: the art of looking beautiful.

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Editor Stephanie Ivonne

Stephanie Ivonne is a former licensed Esthetician turned freelance beauty and wellness educator. As a mom to two teenage boys, in her free time she spends living a healthy and happy lifestyle participating in yoga, 10ks and regularly practices meditation and self.

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Writer Mrinalini Sachan

Mrinalini is a skincare enthusiast who loves to try new products to share her honest views. Her skincare journey started years ago when she began researching different ingredients and practical daily tips proven to help clear acne and hyperpigmentation.

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Lover of all things Kbeauty, Michelle believes that beauty is health. With news of her first pregnancy, she began learning about natural skincare and finding new products that fit her standards.

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