While you may have your skincare routine down pat, there’s a slight chance that you could be neglecting body care. This becomes an issue when you’re dealing with dry, rough skin. Remember: Nourishing your body is just as important as nourishing your face. If you’re struggling to keep your body hydrated and moisturized, read on to find out some easy body care tips to integrate into your routine.
How to deal with dry skin with body care
1. Use a gentle body wash.
A lot of the soaps and body washes in the market could strip your skin of its natural oils. Perfumed cleansers could also irritate sensitive skin, making dryness worse. That’s why you should go for a gentle, fragrance-free body wash for your shower routine. The Cetaphil Ultra Gentle Body Wash is enriched with vitamin B5, aloe vera, and a unique blend of moisturizers so that your skin will feel smooth and supple after showering.
Ultra Gentle Body Wash, P670, CETAPHIL, Shopee
2. Exfoliate regularly.
Dead, flaky skin cells can feel uncomfortable, but did you know that it can also prevent serums, lotions, and oils from penetrating your skin? That’s why it’s important to slough them off. For this, we suggest using an exfoliant that contains acids to help get rid of buildup. Mario Badescu’s Coconut Body Scrub can help reveal softer, smoother skin thanks to its gentle microbeads and inclusion of AHAs and BHAs in its formula.
Coconut Body Scrub, P800, MARIO BADESCU, Sephora
3. Don’t skip lotion.
It can be tempting to forgo lotion, especially when it’s hot out. But replenishing your skin with moisture is super important if you’re tired of dealing with dry skin. If you don’t like the sticky feeling some lotions give, try a gel-like product that will easily absorb into the skin. The Ever Organics Ice Jeju Aloe Soothing Lotion is a great option since it has a lightweight formula that can boost your skin’s suppleness. It also has a cooling effect that will feel amazing in our tropical climate.
Ice Jeju Aloe Soothing Lotion, P199, EVER ORGANICS, Lazada
4. Use a humidifier.
While we do live in a humid country, sometimes, our skin just needs a little boost. A humidifier can bring moisture back into the air of your room, and this can be really helpful when you have your air conditioner on. The Konka Mini Air Humidifier is the perfect bedside gadget—it’s aesthetically pleasing, runs for 12 hours, and comes with different lighting options to suit your mood.
Mini Air Humidifier, P899, KONKA, Lazada
5. Drink more water.
This one might be obvious, but you’d be surprised by how little water you drink when you’re in the zone at work, out with friends, or just generally distracted by other things. If you struggle to drink your eight glasses a day, you can make it easier by adding flavorful supplements into your water. Trizie’s Collagen Plus, for instance, has collagen, pre- and probiotics, hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and B3, and CoQ10 to help give your skin a hydration boost—all with a delicious strawberry flavor.
Collagen Plus, P279, TRIZIE, Shopee
6. Don’t be afraid of reapplying lotion.
If you’re really struggling with dry skin, then your body care routine probably won’t end at your morning routine. It’s important to continue moisturizing your skin throughout the day. We love the Human Nature Cooling Leg & Body Cream for this task. Not only does this lotion hydrate your skin with aloe vera, it also relaxes sore muscles and invigorates the senses thanks to eucalyptus, peppermint and bergamot.
Cooling Leg & Body Cream, P375, HUMAN NATURE, Shopee
7. Fortify your skin barrier.
The skin barrier is the outermost layer of your skin, and it protects you from pollution and UV radiation while sealing in your skin’s moisture. If your skin barrier is damaged, your skin will be more prone to dryness, dehydration, and irritation. Hence, look for products specifically made to nourish your skin’s barrier. One example is the Two Lips Juice Prebiotic Body Balm. It’s formulated with prebiotics to strengthen the skin barrier, allowing it to protect you from dryness, irritation, and inflammation.
Juice Prebiotic Body Balm, P3600, TWO LIPS, cultfavorites.com.ph
8. Seal in moisture with a body oil.
Body oils can help prevent moisture from escaping your skin, so it’s a great last step to your body care routine. If you want one that doesn’t feel heavy, try the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil. It contains nourishing botanical oils that help provide long-lasting moisture while also shielding your skin from pollution. And since it’s a dry oil, it’s lightweight and non-greasy—in fact, you can even use it on your face and hair.
Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, P2950, NUXE, Lazada
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