Even when most people know how crucial it is to nourish the skin, we tend to skip on applying body lotion. Applying cream to your skin all year round is a great preventative care measure. Many of us tend to consider it an extra daily task we don’t want to deal with. To be honest, applying body lotion does not take any longer than a few minutes so why do we consider it a big hassle? We should all be using body cream but if you are still considering pros and cons. Here are a few reasons why you should incorporate this habit into your routine and the best ways to do it.
Why do you need to moisturize the body?
Men need to use body cream because the skin can be exposed to harsh temperatures and environmental stressors. Our face, hands, and feet as areas that are usually exposed need extreme care. Yet the skin on the body body still faces its own concerns:
- It is in close contact with different types of synthetic fabrics and fragrances
- The body can get easily dry due to water quality and strong temperatures during daily showers
- It is constantly covered and not able to properly “breathe”
These reasons, among many others that hinder the condition of our skin, should be more than enough to justify why you would need to give the skin on your body the extra love. But just in case you are still reluctant, here are some extra reasons why moisturizing your body is a highly beneficial practice:
- It helps to hydrate the body
- Helps prevent skin from further skin damage and aging
- Keeps the skin stay healthy and soft
- Preserves the elasticity of your skin
- Can help reduce irritation and soothe the skin
- Reduces ashiness, itchiness, and rough areas
One of the most common reasons why men do not use body cream is because it takes a long time to absorb into the skin. It may also leave a sensation of occlusion or heaviness, but to be honest, it no longer has to be like that. Not only are there great hydrating and light consistency creams available, but there is also a higher selection of products that will help you hydrate your body in no time.
Body lotions are slightly thinner in consistency than creams. Therefore, body lotions can absorb faster and spread easier across the skin. Furthermore, if you choose an easy absorption lotion you can achieve great hydration without having to wait at all to wear your clothing.
Shower creams and Oils
Shower creams and shower oils are the perfect solutions for those who do not have much time on their hands. If you might be lazier when it comes to grooming regimes this is a great product for you. There are products that you can easily use under the shower and just wash away. Just like your regular shower gel, the difference is, these products are made to help hydrate your skin.
Light oils are another product that you can use to easily hydrate your body. When used on damp skin, due to their lightness, they are easy to spread and apply yet also quick to absorb. You could use both natural oils and manufactured products for this step.
Body mists are the newer and quicker version of body lotions. Highly hydrating lotions in a semi-liquid form that you can spray and pat into the skin. The perfect minimal effort hydration.