I’m a real stickler when it comes to skincare and I always take the time every morning and night to properly cleanse, tone, and moisturize my [facial] skin. But, when it comes to keeping the rest of my body moisturized, I’m rubbish at it. I’m just not that person who likes to lather on moisturizer after a shower and I always forget to moisturize my hands (although I’ve gotten a lot better about it recently!) so they tend to get pretty dry since I wash my hands 100 times a day. If you’re lazy like me, these tips will help you keep your body moisturized without having to put in a lot of effort… that’s also why I only have 5 tips because… e f f o r t
5 Lazy Girl Tips to Keep Your Body Moisturized
Do it in the shower
Why not kill two birds with one stone and use products in the shower that will leave your skin hydrated? Use an exfoliating scrub that contains oils to slough off dead skin while also keeping it moisturized. Instead of using a body wash that strips your skin of natural oils, trying using a cleansing shower oil. This will cleanse your skin, but won’t dry it out. Last, moisturize in the shower with a body conditioner. Doing it in the shower ensures that your body soaks up the moisturizer since your pores are more open so even after drying off you won’t need to slather on any more moisture.
Spray it on
When my body is extra dry (like during the two week long winter in Dallas), I like to keep a mixture of oils in a spray bottle so I can just spray it on and rub it into my skin. It sounds super lazy, but it comes in handy when you’re in a hurry because it takes a lot less time (and product). If oil isn’t your cup o’ tea then try a body elixir. This one from Anese contains organic witch hazel, organic aloe vera, and Neroli water just to name a few ingredients so it’s super calming and hydrating (discount code here). Seriously, spray and go!
Take a bath
Taking a bath is something I love to do when I really want to relax, and again, you can kill two birds with one stone! Adding a cup or two of milk to your warm bath will leave your skin radiant and hydrated. Milk contains lactic acid so it will naturally get rid of dead skin and it’s also very moisturizing and soothing. Add 1/2 cup of honey to make it extra nourishing, and you can even add some essential oils and rose petals to leave your skin soft and baby smooth.
Drink More Water
This one is a super “roll-your-eyes” obvious one, but it’s true. When I drink more water throughout the day, I can tell the difference. My skin, as well as my lips, which are perpetually and chronically dry, are much more hydrated and don’t feel tight and wrinkly– tell me I’m not the only one with this problem! I carry a 32 oz bottle of water with me everywhere and fill it up about 3 times a day to stay fully hydrated.
Eat your water
Keeping your body hydrated from the inside is just as important– if not more– than applying moisture topically. If drinking lots of water is just not for you, or you simply just aren’t able to get the amount of ounces you need in a day, try eating your water. Foods like cucumber, watermelon, oranges, iceberg lettuce, celery, radishes, tomatoes, and more have more than a 90% water content so stock up on these and munch on them throughout the day.
♥ ♥ ♥