For many years, I didn't apply body lotion in autumn or winter. I figured that if no one was seeing my body because it was hidden under layers of tights and thermals, what was the point? But applying body lotion post-summer is important for a few reasons (one less obvious than you may think). Keep scrolling to find out.
Hydration (of course)
Okay, this isn't groundbreaking but a good body lotion will not just hydrate the skin, it will lock in that moisture too. Our skin in summer needs lotion to protect from the sun rays and to replenish moisture, whereas in winter it's all about hydration as central heating, clothing and the harsh cold can all sap your skin of much-needed moisture. Just as with the skin on your face, if you are prone to dry skin look to a body product that is rich and buttery or a body oil. Got more normal or spot-prone skin? Then lean on something lighter weight.
Self-Care and Love
Many of us deal with internal struggles when it comes to body image. Taking the time to treat your body with a little love in the form of massage, may help you be kinder when you're talking about your body in your head. Our bodies do so much for us, they carry us through the day, they protect us and support us, that taking a moment to do something nice for your body is the least we can do.
Most of us apply skincare in the hope of keeping our complexions looking their best for years to come, so do the same for your body. Apply your face products from your hairline down to your cleavage and then let your body lotion take over. For serious youth-boosting clout, try Dr. Barbara Sturm's Anti-Aging Body Cream that's packed with antioxidants.