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Body Care: What are the Types of Body Moisturizers Available?

Updated on September 9, 2014

None of us like to have dry, rough skin. Not only does it feel unpleasant to the touch, it also makes us feel itchy and looks unappealing. To ensure that your skin stays smooth and supple, it's important that you keep your skin moisturized at all times. Body moisturizers help you do just this and hence it makes sense to stock up on good quality, effective, organic body moisturizers. Confused about the best one to pick up? Here is an article to help make a smart choice.

Body Lotions

One of the most commonly found and widely used type of body moisturizers; body lotions are rich and thick and have an intense moisturizing effect. Some body lotions make use of fruit purees, some of flower extracts and some of exotic oils. Choose a lotion that suits your skin type. Also, if you plan to apply lotion during the day, opt for one with SPF protection.

The Body Shop has a range of nourishing body lotions. The best part about these lotions is that they are organic and are made from some of the finest ingredients available for skin care. Check out these body moisturizers here: The Body Shop Body Moisturizers

Moisturizing Sticks:

This moisturizing product is ideal for those who don’t like slathering lotion all over their body. Moisturizing sticks, as the name suggests, offer the product in the form of twist-up sticks and are perfect for targeted hydration. Compact and spill-free, these skin care products can be easily carried around, making them travel-friendly moisturizers.

Body Sorbet

A new invention by The Body Shop, these body moisturizers have a sorbet-like texture and generally contain extracts of fruits like strawberry, mango and grapefruit. A plus point about this product is that it spreads easily and gets absorbed quickly. It also has a cooling sensation and moisturizes your skin well. Check out a couple of enriching body sorbets here: Bath and Body

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Body Butter

Having a thick, buttery consistency, this body moisturizer has an intense moisturizing effect. It should be massaged into the skin for best results. It is ideal for softening and hydrating rough areas like the elbows, knees, heels and toes. Since they tend to be sticky and greasy, it makes sense to apply body butters in the night, just before bed time.

Body Oils

Commonly used in spas, body oils prove to be the most effective when it comes to moisturizing your skin because this product locks in moisture for hours, making your skin supple and smooth. When choosing body oils, opt for organic ones or one’s that have authentic fruit, flower and nut extracts. Massage your body with this oil on days when you have no social commitments so that you can leave the oil on your body for at least half an hour.

These are the range of body moisturizers currently available in the market. Pick a type that suits your skin and your needs. Also, don’t hesitate to pick up more than one moisturizing product because each product has different uses and is best suited for different body areas.

Well, this was about the types of body moisturizers available. When it comes to blushes too, selecting the right one can prove to be a trying task because of the variety available in the market. Here is an article that give you a low-down on all the info you need on blushes to help you select the right one for yourself.


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      Cherylann Mollan 3 years ago from India

      @ FlourishAnyway: Oh yes, those nutty or fruit-flavoured body butters and delicious! They smell better than the jams in my fridge! Juvenile behaviour on my part, but I've caught myself wondering how they would taste. :D And yes, they're also very hydrating. Use them for a week and you certainly notice a change in the texture of your skin.

      @DDE: Thank you for your kind words and yes, we should moisturize our skin daily. Doing it once in a blue moon doesn't really help because our skin needs regular hydration and care.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A well thought of hub and very important to moisturize the skin daily

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I like the body butters that smell like almonds. They are very moist and you do have to sleep them off.