As citizens of an extremely humid country, we've all probably began swearing off moisturizing our body at one point. Our most common complaints include the fact that everything feels too sticky or that it's just not hydrating enough. It's definitely a struggle! But as vigilant as we are in moisturizing our faces, so should we be when it comes to the rest of our skin. What's required is just a bit of balance, and below, we help you find the answer to a hydrated, non-greasy bod:
1. Try in-shower lotions.
Regular lotions tend to be more emollient and thick to be moisturizing, but in-shower lotions do the exact same thing minus the greasy after-feel. After showering, dry off a little with a towel and lather away! These moisturizers were specifically designed to be absorbed by the skin quicker since they're made of ingredients that your body will drink right up.
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Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, TriNoma; Nivea In-Shower Skin Conditioner Intensive, P178, Watsons
2. Switch to a gentle shower gel or soap.
Like face cleansers, what you wash your body with has the tendency to dry it out as well. By switching to a much gentler formula, you can slowly repair your dry skin and eventually stop feeling the need to cover your body in thick creams.
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Dove Purely Pampering Beauty Bar Shea Butter, leading supermarkets; Mario Badescu Seaweed Bubble Bath & Shower Gel, P704, Sephora.ph
3. Moisturize with a lighter, non-greasy body lotion.
Unless you'll be inside an air-conditioned room all day, greasing your body up with a thick lotion will only set you up for an uncomfortable time. Moisturize with lighter formulas for a while and see the difference. You might not need as much hydration as you think you do!
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Kiehl's Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion, Greenbelt 5; The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion, P750, Lazada
4. Pick up a bottle of dry oil.
The word dry in dry oils doesn't lie. Despite what you think, these don't have that sticky, oily feel. Since these are formulated with lightweight oils that simply coat your body in layer of moisture, they disappear into your skin moments after application. They're perfect during rainy or summer season if you have extra parched limbs!
Nuxe Huile Prodiguese Beauty Dry Oil, P1250, Beauty Bar