6 Reasons Why You Should Be Applying Moisturiser On A Daily Basis
You’d be amazed at how many people skip their bodies when going through their daily beauty routine, but believe it or not, applying moisturiser to your body is just as important as serums, eye creams and face masks. Read on to learn more about the benefits of moisturising your body on a daily basis.
1. Rehydrates dry skin
This one is a given. Moisturising your body on a daily basis can help to rehydrate dry and chapped skin. Even though it's summer in Singapore all year round, our bodies will still become dry due to the harsh weather conditions. Applying a body lotion post-bath, or shower will help to lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and feeling soft throughout the day.
For smooth and supple skin, we highly recommend the legendary La Mer, The Body Creme. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth, the heart of La Mer's profound powers of transformation, it helps break the cycle of dryness and dehydration to give skin renewed softness and suppleness.
2. Moisturises rough patches
You know those dry and itchy patches you get on your elbows and knees? They can easily be resolved by applying a moisturising cream before going to bed. Deeply conditioning moisturisers work best when the skin is still a bit damp, so apply yours straight after your shower for maximum moisturising effect.
3. Soothes dry feet
Are your feet a bit dry and battered from a long day at work? Applying a rich moisturising cream on your feet can help to reduce calluses. Start off by exfoliating your feet with a scrub and apply a generous amount of moisturiser just before bedtime, leaving the moisturiser to act as an overnight mask treatment.
When it comes to foot scrubs, we recommend the Tony Moly Shiny Foot Scrub Wash. This foot scrub helps to remove calluses and dead skin cells, leaving the skin on your feet smooth and baby soft!
4. Aids relaxation
Give yourself a mini massage as you apply your moisturiser to help aid circulation around your body and to unwind after a busy day at work. Moisturisers with refreshing fragrances, such as lime and mandarin can also help to put you into relaxation mode.
Try the Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Creme. Its peppery basil and aromatic white thyme base brings an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze.
5. Keeps you looking young
Many body creams and lotions contain anti-ageing properties that help to retain your skin’s elasticity as you age. Skin that has more elasticity tends to be firmer, which means it’ll resist ageing in the long run, so look for a body cream, or lotion with anti-ageing properties the next time you’re in search of a moisturiser.
6. Helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars
Certain ingredients in moisturisers and body creams, such as cocoa butter, can help to reduce stretch marks and scars caused by pregnancy, weight gain/loss and accidents. Due to its high concentration of fat, cocoa butter locks moisture deep in the skin, making it an excellent choice when it comes to scar healing the natural way.
Build your perfect body care regimen with these 6 beauty tips in mind!