Applying body cream is almost a ceremonial act. It is essential to avoid scratching, dehydration and aging of the skin. But, our little finger tells us that we make mistakes …
How essential it is to apply body cream at least once a day. With the cold, stress, the friction of clothes and the passage of time, the skin of our body can tend to become irritated, mark more quickly or become thinner. What to do then to give it a boost, plump and revitalize it? Without forgetting, of course, to give it a soft and satin aspect. And what are the application rituals of body cream ? We brush it on morning and evening if possible, after the shower and before bedtime so that it acts all day or during the night when our body is regenerating. But beware, even good students can still make one of these three mistakes when applying. Three mistakes noted by the Beverly Hills dermatologist Naissan O. Wesley for the media “Who What Wear”. Explanations.
Not applying enough
Either we do not have a sense of proportion (like when cooking pasta), or it is to save the product as much as possible, but in any case a good number of people do not apply enough body cream. And this is a concern because our skin will not have enough of what it demands. He needs a reasonable amount – no need to empty half of the tube – for the main parts of the body: legs (with buttocks!), Stomach, chest, back and arms.
Do not apply it everywhere
This part is closely related to the first point and may even be a consequence of it. Each part of our body deserves to have its moment of hydration, it is important. So we do not forget certain neglected parts such as the knees, elbows, the inside of the legs and even our most private parts which also deserve nutrition with adapted products.
Apply a cream that does not suit us
This could also amount to saying “apply a cream that is not suitable for your skin type”. Not all body moisturizers work equally well. And not all skin types need the same amount of hydration. If our skin tends to naturally produce sebum and keep a natural protective layer on the skin, then a fairly light cream will do. But some skin types require a richer, fatter and more nourishing material to counter certain external aggressions. We will therefore favor a butter, an oil or a product rich in vitamins and nutrients. If you have dry skin or have already had atopic dermatitis, then it is better to opt for a rich and protective product, with the advice of your dermatologist of course. For skin with a particular problem (eczema, psoriasis, allergies, etc.), care should be taken to choose products with a minimalist, clean formula suitable for sensitive skin.