During the holidays I always get body cream from my family as a present. When giving it, they often say: ‘I have it myself. It’s a very nice body cream.’
Then I thank them and once home, I put the cream with all my other jars of body creams. I have quite a few, because my skin is quite dry due to the Dutch weather.
Despite it being my favorite body cream, I don’t buy it often. I think it’s quite pricey and the packaging isn’t that big.
But which one should I use now? I have tried so many: from butters to sprays, but there are very few that I’m really satisfied with.
So I figured out which one is best for me. And if you also don’t know which body cream to choose, read on!
What is the best way to use a body Cream?
I was taught from home to use body cream every morning after I wake up. It’s okay to do that, but not the best way.
It’s better to use it after shower, when your skin is still a bit damp. Because taking a shower and using shower gel reduces the natural fat layer in your skin, which can lead to dry skin. By using a body cream after shower, this natural fat layer restores.
Use a body cream only for your body and not for your face, unless otherwise stated.
Which ingredients should you pay attention to?
I must confess that I’ve never paid attention to the ingredients list of a body cream. As long as it insisted it was suitable for dry skin I bought it.
It’s still better to also check the ingredients list for sufficient moisture-retaining ingredients. The following ingredients are very suitable for this:
- Argan oil
- Jojoba oil
- Paraffinium liquidum
- Petrolatum or petroleum jelly
Body cream in a tube or jar?
It’s best to choose a body cream that comes in a tube or pump packing. When the cream is in a jar, you always have to put your fingers in it so the cream gets dirty quickly.
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