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Day in and day out, our skin is subjected to harmful elements. Soap, sun, wind, indoor heating, hot showers and baths – these all play a role in dehydrating our epidermis. Lucky for us, moisturizing milks, lotions, creams, emulsions and butters come to the rescue, but which moisturizing product should you choose?
Most body moisturizers contain varying amounts of humectants and occlusive agents. The more dehydrated the skin, the more it will need products containing larger quantities of occlusive ingredients.
We can never stress this enough: to be effective, a product has to be adapted to your skin type. What is your skin type? If you don’t know, ask one of our dermo-cosmetic consultants for help. She can conduct a skin analysis using a special device made for this purpose.
You want your moisturizer to nourish your skin, but you also want it to work for you in other ways, depending on your skin type:
Ultimately, the type of moisturizer you choose is a question of personal preference. Whether you opt for a lotion, a milk or a cream, what matters most is the nature and quality of the ingredients.
Its use is straightforward, of course, but oh so important. Here are a few tips on applying body moisturizer :
If you find your skin to be quite damaged, you may want to round out your routine with a nightly application of repairing cream containing glycolic (fruit acids: AHA) or lactic acids.
The use of this type of complementary product for two to four weeks will promote better water retention by your skin and help it regain its moisture and suppleness.
Looking for a body moisturizer? Visit your Uniprix store and ask your dermo-cosmetic consultant for guidance.
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