How To Moisturize Your Body And 2 Ways To Prepare A Moisturizer At Home

February 08, 2017

Moisturizing generally is the act of adding or restoring moisture to the skin. Moisturizers are the mixture of chemicals carefully made or produced to make the outer layer of the skin softer and radiant.

  It can also be seen as the collection of oils, creams and plant extract scientifically proven as ingredients naturally enriched in nutritional elements applied on the face or body for a healthy and radiant look. 

 The basic function of a moisturizer is to soften, smoothen and hydrate the skin. It protects the skin from the effects of the weather such as the sun, the wind, humidity by hydrating, repairing and fighting against the formulation of some skin problems.

 Moisturizers are produced according to your skin type, so endeavor to know your skin type before using a moisturizer for best results.

 Some moisturizers serve as a makeup base for your skin so try to get the necessary information about a moisturizer before applying it to your skin.

  Moisturizers works according to your skin type, for instance, for normal skin, it helps to prevent dryness and excess secretion of oil, balancing the skin.

 For oily skin, it controls excess oil whereby moderating the secretion of oil in the body. For dry skin, it treats dryness and prevents the evaporation of water from the skin.
 For combination skin type, it balances the areas where there is high secretion of oil with areas that are dry making the skin look radiant. For sensitive skin, it prevents skin irritation and inflammation making the skin soft and supple.
Moisturizers are best applied when the skin is still wet to make the skin more receptive to receive the essential benefits of the product.

                                      Benefits Of Moisturizing Your Body

1.     It restores moisture to the body.

2.     It hydrates the skin.

3.     It protects the skin.

4.     It makes the skin more flabby which helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

5.     It helps to improve the skin tone and texture.

6.     It masks imperfections.

7.     It keeps the skin soft and elastic.

8.     It helps to stop the generation of some skin problems.

                               How To Use A Moisturizer

1.     Always wash your face and body before applying a moisturizer.

2.     Always allow the moisturizer to dry before applying makeup.

3.     Always use warm or lukewarm water to shower or wash hands instead of hot water because hot water accelerates aging and makes the skin to dry out faster.

4.     If you are applying a sunscreen or sun block on your face, do this after applying your moisturizer and be sure that the sunscreen or sun block is meant for the face so that it won’t clog your pores.

5.     Endeavor to apply eye cream and allow it to dry before applying makeup.

6.     Always massage your hands with hand cream before going to bed as the hands do a lot during the day.

7.     You may desire to use oil instead of moisturizer because they work better and faster.

8.     Always apply moisturizers when your body is still wet.

                       Your Skin Type And Your Moisturizer

Your skin type determines the kind of moisturizing product you use as it helps to complete your skincare regimen and gives you a better result. Below are moisturizers advised to work fine with your skin type:

Normal skin. This skin type needs a light, water-based moisturizer during the day to keep it looking fresh and radiant and a very thin layer of ointment at night to protect the skin against the forces of nature.

 Dry skin.   This skin type needs a heavier- oil based moisturizer particularly during the winter period because there is more oil in a cream than lotion and its thick consistency aids better absorption through the skin barriers making your skin hydrated.

Oily skin. This skin type needs a very light, water – based moisturizers that will not clog pores as the skin is prone to break outs. It is advisable for an oily skin type to use lotion instead of cream and this lotion should have exfoliating ingredients.

Sensitive skin.  This skin type needs moisturizers with soothing and calming ingredients as they are easily irritated, prone to itchy, redness or rashes. Stay away from moisturizers with fragrance and dyes.

How To Prepare A Moisturizer At Home

Lavender Pack

Things needed are

Coconut oil        1/2 cup

Vitamin E            1 teaspoon

Lavender oil     12 drops

Melt the coconut oil over low heat, add vitamin E and lavender oil and mix till it solidifies. Pour into a jar and store in a cool place.

Orange Pack

Things needed are


Coconut oil

Olive oil

Orange essential oil

Melt beeswax, coconut oil and olive oil in low heat, add the orange essential oil, allow to cool and wipe into a moisturizer.

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