Many of us neglect the skin on our body because of the humid weather. Body creams tend to feel heavy or end up sticking to our clothes and bedsheets.
It is though, important that you moisturise, especially if you frequently shave or wax to prevent ingrown hair and scaly skin.
Here are four body moisturisers to help you get into the habit (minus the stickiness!):
#1 Clarins Satin-Smooth Body Lotion
This body lotion is what I have been using in the past year. The rich formula has proven to be extremely hydrating but not sticky. (I have used this in five-degree celsius weather and in Singapore.)
The powder-scented lotion sinks into your skin immediately, drying to a satin finish and giving your skin a healthy-looking glow.
#2 Vaseline Healthy White Instant Fair, Visible Fairness Lotion
The Vaseline Healthy White Instant Fair, Visible Fairness Lotion might look like a thick cream at first, but it dries with a slight powdery feel on the skin.
Do not be intimidated by the coloured lotion. Just think of it as a pink makeup base with illuminating minerals to brighten your skin. Plus, this lotion contains UV filters — perfect for the day time!
#3 L’occitane Extra-Gentle Lotion For Hands & Body
We are all familiar with Shea Butter and how moisturising it is for the skin. This lotion contains 5 per cent of it, with honey extract and oat milk. L’occitane Extra-Gentle Lotion For Hands & Body takes a little bit longer to dry down compared to the previous two, but feels extremely comforting on the skin.
Apply this right after you get out of the shower and carry on with your facial skin care regimen and makeup, and it will feel like you did not have to wait at all.
It is worth noting that I use two pumps of this for each section of my body — because of its liquid texture — more than what I use for the previous two lotions (which are thicker), hence the longer drying time.
#4 Kenzoki Sensual Bare Body Cream
This is the only cream on the list but it absorbs into the skin as quickly as a lotion would. The Kenzoki Sensual Bare Body Cream contains Rice Plant Water, Cupuacu butter, and Fig to nourish the skin and help with anti-oxidation.
This is sold as a night cream, but work with small amounts and it will be suitable for the day. Go for this if you want to give your skin a real treat!
Vaseline Healthy White Instant Fair, Visible Fairness Lotion, $7.95 for 200ml, is available at selected Watsons and Guardian pharmacies and all major supermarkets. For more information, visit www.vaseline.com, and follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter.
Kenzoki Sensual Bare Body Cream, $78 for 200ml, is available at Kenzo counters located at Metro Paragon, Metro Centrepoint, Robinsons The Hereen, Robinsons Raffles City, Robinsons JEM and Sephora ION. For more information, visit www.kenzoparfums.com/en/collection-kenzoki.