Do you want glowing, healthy skin? Avoid making these five common moisturising mistakes…
1. Skipping body parts
Many people fall into the trap of only moisturising their arms and legs. Your shoulders, tummy, chest and back are also exposed to drying elements like the sun, hot water and wind, so they shouldn’t be neglected.
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2. Slathering on lotion only when skin is scaly
Prevention is always best, so don’t wait until your skin is dry and cracked before whipping out the cream. Try putting your bottle or tub of lotion in an obvious spot (like right outside the shower) – you’ll use it more frequently that way.
3. Seeing moisturising as a chore
If you’re turned off by the time-consuming task of moisturising your entire body, you need to get your hands on a product that makes it easy and quick. Try Palmer’s Rapid Moisture Spray Lotion (available at Dischem stores) – it absorbs quickly and smells like chocolate!
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4. Drying yourself completely before applying
It’s actually better if your skin is a little damp when you moisturise – this helps to lock in all that hydration. So it’s better to simply pat it until it’s mostly dry, and then apply your moisturiser. Happy days.
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5. Only moisturising once a day
Long, hot showers dry out skin, so if you’re showering more than once a day, you should be moisturising more than once a day, too. There’s no need to go overboard but moisturising once in the morning and once before bed will result in softer, smoother skin.
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