Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir
To Avoid: Moisture Mistakes
The secret to soft skin lies in giving your skin what it needs…
You may be slathering yourself with moisturiser, but if you’re not doing it right, your skin will not soak in any goodness, leaving it as dry and unresponsive as it was to begin with…
Mistake 1: Hot Baths
May be great for your soul but hot baths are actually very bad for your skin, stripping it of all natural oils and leaving it dry and starved for moisture. Tepid or lukewarm water is much better and leaves your skin open to moisturising and preserves the natural body oils better too!
Mistake 2: Harsh Soaps
Squeaky clean floors are great, skin is not. The moment you hear your skin “squeak”, understand that it has been stripped off all its oils and is in dire need of moisturisation. Switch to shower gels instead which are milder on the skin than even the softest or gentlest of soaps.
While rubbing off with a towel feels invigorating, damp skin actually absorbs lotions better than dried off skin. Dab off any excess water drops with a towel but leave the skin a little damp when you apply the lotion (or whatever be your moisture of choice) to get the best results! Also let the lotion be absorbed by your skin before you slip into your clothes – so f that means parading in the buff, shut the door and parade away!
Mistake 3: Incorrect Moisturiser
Lighter lotions are for summers and younger skin, if your skin is dry, the climate is harsh or you are mature in skin age – you need heavier butters and creams as opposed to lighter gels or lotions. Look for shea butter for some much desired and needed richness.
Mistake 4: No exfoliation
At times the main reason your skin is not taking in the moisture you apply is because of the build-up of dead skin cells. Exfoliation is as important for the body as it is for the face. While a loofah does solves most of your body exfoliation issues, a once-every-which-while body scrub goes a long way in preparing your skin to soak in the hydration better.
FAB BAG PICKS
Here’a bunch of products that will up your moisturization game.
The Nature’s Co. Guava Body Lotion : Contains Vitamins A,B & astringents that heal and repair skin. Indulge in a soft, smooth, revitalizing encounter with Guava lotion. It is abundant in Vitamins A and B as well as astringents that heal and repair skin. CLICK HERE to view product
Iba Halal Care Deep Nourishing Body Lotion : “Iba Deep Nourishing Body Lotion works throughout the day by locking in moisture. It protects skin against dryness due to environment, making it soft and smooth to touch. CLICK HERE to view product
Votre Tissue Nourishment Lotion : A 100 % safe composition of Tightening & Firming product containing intensive LIFTING & FIRMING complex. Active molecules penetrate deep into the skin to achieve healthy breast line. Regular use RECONTOURS & REDIFINES THE BREASTS.Causes:-Poor blood circulation, lactation, stress, age cause the weakening of the tissue. The whole collagen matrix is disturbed and deformed. This gives the bust a loose and sagging appearance. CLICK HERE to view product