Monday, 21 January 2019

9 of the Best Body Lotions for Dry and Sensitive Skin

One of the hardest things at this time of year is to take the time to make sure your skin is properly moisturised all over and avoid the problems that cold weather and indoor heating can cause of dry and flaky skin.

A good body lotion applied regularly will leave you with supersoft, moisturised skin whatever the weather – this is essential maintenance for this time of year.

Avene Body Balm for Dry SkinNuxe Body Lotion for Dry SkinBioderma Intense Body LotionL'Occitane Creme Ultra Riche CorpsLierac Body Hydra Body Lotion

Clarins Moisture-Rich Body LotionBurts Bees Ultimate Care Body LotionCaudalie Nourishing Body Lotion

What you’re looking for from a body cream or lotion for very dry skin is not your average scented body lotion which you may love during the summer months, but something a bit heavier, preferably unscented or very lightly scented that offers hours of hydration.

I like a body lotion that comes in a big tub or pump bottle, by a brand I know and trust, and that doesn’t cost the earth.   Difficult?  Not if you know what you’re looking for.

All these are brands that I have used over time and trust completely for offering high quality beauty products across the range.  If you have very dry skin try Bioderma’s Atoderm Body cream or Avene, both of which are designed for the sensitive end of the spectrum (and the Avene is great for travel), otherwise my personal favourites are by Clarins, Lierac and Caudalie

To get the most out of your body lotion apply all over within three minutes of getting out of the bath or shower, and make sure you don’t soak too long in the tub in winter, that too will help to dry you out.