Stock Your Cabinets With These Body Care Essentials Before Winter Arrives
Your beauty routine, simplified.
Sure, in the winter you no longer have to slather sunscreen all over your legs and arms every single day to decrease the possibility of getting a painful sunburn (unless of course, you reside somewhere where the sun shines year-round). But, there are other body concerns that arise during the colder months — the most common being dry, flaky skin. Therefore, it’s important to implement certain body care essentials that’ll keep your skin feeling oh-so soft this upcoming season.
These days, it’s easy to craft a well-rounded body care regimen — thanks to the influx of brands releasing new formulas. But where does one start? Well, first, you’ll want to begin your regimen by sloughing away dead skin via a body scrub. Next up is your wash which, of course, works to cleanse the skin (bonus points if you choose one with a lovely scent).
After your shower routine comes your trusty lotion or cream. What’s the different you ask? Well, the former is a lighter formula infused with higher water content, while the latter is a bit richer and made with more oil (usually 50% oil and 50% water). Regardless of which type you pick, these work to seal in moisture and prevent dryness. Lastly, consider trying out a buzzy body oil. Note: While it can vary depending on the product, the general rule of thumb is to apply oil after a moisturizer. This is because your oil is typically more occlusive — meaning, it creates a barrier on top of the skin to prevent moisture from getting out.
Now that you have a good idea of how to best curate a body routine, below shop 10 products to add to it. Hello, soft winter skin.
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