When you think of body lotions in the winter season there is this cocky laugh that follows because you’d expect a heavy body cream in the dry humid winter season not lotions. But nowadays the active ingredients in body care products is what matter and not to ignore sealing your body with a good nourishing body oil(which we will get to in another article).
Thanks to skincare innovation which has introduced many into best skin/body care hero active ingredients like Hyaluronic acid serum, Vitamin C serum, Niacinamice serum, AHAs & BHAs, etc. To find the best body lotions on the market, ensure they contain active ingredients like those mentioned above,. Active ingredients are known to help target your skin concerns from the need for hydration, to protecting your skin barrier, to brightening and tightening, to clearing hyperpigmentation, etc. Since we’re in the winter season, we want to treat the most common skin concerns that come with the season, from dryness, dullness, and flaky uneven skin tone to redness due to lack of moisture, etc.
Hyaluronic acid as they say might not work its best in dry weather since it’s said to attract moisture from the environment and the inner part of the skin onto the skin to keep it hydrated and youthful, that does not mean it shouldn’t be used it in winter season – the trick to this is to turn on your steamer when applying to help it perform better. The use of a body care product that contains niacinamide simply means that all the unevenness and hyperpigmentation on the skin would have cleared by the time summer arrives, a time we show off our skin. Don’t get me started with VItamin C-infused body care products – think of your skin fighting those free radicals that can come from internal aggressors, up and down temperature, UVA exposure, etc, and it does not stop at this you can rejoice in clearing your skin when you’ve experienced dark spots common in summer season, to re-surfacing your skin think of AHAs, BHAs, PHAs and Glycolic acid body care products to smoothen and even your skin tone, the list goes on
To apply these body care lotions ensure it’s used daily after shower or bath to gain back any lost hydration and to lock in the hydration on the skin, start with important areas like knees, elbows, feet, hands, etc. Ensure you cover the whole body, your back might be difficult to reach but the trick is to apply in sections right section first then the left, don’t forget the top section and the lower back section, rub in the middle section repeating the process to each section until you’re satisfied(you can also invest in tools to help you reach your back easily). Because our skin types might differ from each other, please don’t be stuck with a once-a-day application, you can re-apply as you need it while at home or on the go. Another good tip when applying your body lotion is to seal your body with a good nourishing body oil, this will stop the body lotion from evaporating too quickly from the body.
If you have a sensitive, eczema or re-active skin please consult your dermatologist before trying any of these products.
Finally, there are wealth of potent body lotions on the market right now from Fenty’s whipped oil body cream called Butta Drop for luscious skin to Laroche Posay Lipikar moisturizing body lotion that contains Niacinamide & Shea butter if your skin thirsts for hydration. what about Cerave’s smoothing body cream, it contains Salicylic & Lactic acid to gently exfoliate and ceramides to protect the skin barrier.
Smoothing Cream 177ml
Butta Drop Warm Cinnamon Shimmering Whipped Oil Body Cream
Lipikar Balm AP+M Rich Moisturiser for Dry Skin 400ml
Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream with Hyaluronic Acid 250ml
Body Superfood Nutri Glow Body Cream Vitamin C and Mango 380ml