5 Lazy Girl Tips to Keep Your Body Moisturized

5 Lazy Girl Tips to Keep Your Body Moisturized
5 Lazy Girl Tips to Keep Your Body Moisturized

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

5 Lazy Girl Tips to Keep Your Body Moisturized

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.

What do you do to keep your body moisturized? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I’m sooo lazy with body moisturiser too, now that it’s Winter though I am getting a bit better at it. I make sure to apply hand cream before bed, and have (hopefully) gotten into the habit of applying lotion straight out of the shower – mostly to get through the hundreds I have if anything! Totes agree about body scrubs in the shower though – I find they leave my skin feeling so nourished as well as smooth!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Haha I feel you! I have so many lotions as well so it’s a good thing I’m getting into the habit of moisturizing as well ;)

  • I love Ro’s argan body conditioner! It’s such a unique product and it smells so amazing. I also like the almond shower oil but I do need to moisturize even after I use it.

    • I just ran out of Ro’s Argan so I’m so sad lol. It’s definitely a staple for me because it smells just like the Rose Jam shower gel that Lush only carries during the holidays, and it works so well!

  • Hahah this is literally me. I have terribly dry skin but I am crap at moisturizing. I take care of my face cause .. It’s my face. But my arms legs and hands don’t get much love. I shower at night so I absolutely hate applying lotion before I hop into bed. I’m actually really tempted to try the Nivea in shower body lotion because the commercials get me every time lol. But I have been wanting to try one of the body conditioners from Lush so maybe that’ll happen. I use the l’occitane oil to shave my legs and man it leaves my skin so smooth ???????? I just leave a tube of lotion on my desk at work in hopes of making myself apply it throughout the day. Forever a work in progress to change my lotioning habits haha.

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    • I shower at night as well, which is why I hate applying lotion haha! But, these products really allow me to be lazy, but still stay moisturized haha. I’ve heard good things about the Nivea shower lotion! It’s also a lot cheaper so that’s a plus ;)

  • I’m so rubbish at body moisturising too! I’ve been good recently though as I treated myself to a luxury body moisturiser so its not a chore to moisturise. xx

    themakeupartistschoice.com

    • Ooh yes! Buying a luxury body moisturizer is a good tip! I’d definitely be more inclined to moisturize if the product I use is luxe and smells amazing :)

  • That’s a really great tip on adding milk into the bath, never thought of that before. I have always been really good with taking care of my body, I exfoliate at least once a week and use body oil or lotion every time after shower. It’s the one good habit that my mum made sure I adopt. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Thanks! Supposedly Cleopatra used to take milk baths lol soo.. good enough for me ;). That’s really good! My mom is an after shower moisturizing fiend, but that habit just never stuck with me haha!

  • Tiffany Tales

    Really great tips! Some unusual ones in here. Loving your blog btw x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • I love spray on moisturisers for quick moisturising after a shower! Lovely tips and a really great post idea :)
    – Ambar x
    http://www.herlittleloves.co.uk

  • This is perfect for me because I’m a lazy girl, especially when it comes to moisturizing! I never drink enough water, it’s so bad. Eating my water seems like a great alternative!

    http://www.thebeautydojo.com

    • Haha I never used to drink enough water either, but really try hard to now! Hopefully eating foods with a high water content will help you :)

  • I am soooo lazy with body moisturising too!! Loved the tip for eating water haha, I’m normally not that great but since its Ramadan I seem to have gotten a little better actually for fear of being dehydrated x)

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    • Hahah I’m glad I’m not the only one! Girl, yes! Eat your water so you don’t get dehydrated!

  • What a great post! I must admit I never moisturise. I really should start too!! a life of a charlotte
    x

  • Susan

    A milk and honey bath sounds amazing!
    Like something Cleopatra would do. Love it.

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/