Touchably soft, smooth skin is always in, no matter what the season. All it takes is the right lotion, a dedicated approach to application, and patience… oh so much patience. Seriously, if you’re a faithful daily lotion applier, we want to know your secret. Don’t get us wrong, we’re the first to make a few sacrifices in the name of beauty…but after getting out of the shower, the last thing we want to do is slather lotion all over our bodies, only to be left with that greasy feeling. Not to mention, it’s nearly impossible to open anything with post-lotion hands. Oh and that text you just received? You can forget responding anytime soon.
When it comes to body lotions, we felt the current product landscape left much to be desired. So we decided to take matters into our own (soon to be silky-smooth) hands. Enter Lumiere d’hiver Body Lotion, the newest addition to the Number 4 product line. If your run-of-the-mill sit-around-and-wait-for-absorption body lotion is the Two Buck Chuck from your neighborhood Trader Joe’s, then Lumiere d’hiver Body Lotion is Dom Perignon champagne – it’s sophisticated, doesn’t leave a greasy residue, is easy to apply, and smells heavenly, with fresh fragrances of White Freesia, Golden Amber, and warm musk. It’s also emulsifier-free! Why does this matter? Emulsifiers have been known to be detrimental because they can irritate sensitive skin while actually stripping it of its own protective and natural defenses.
Why It’s Important to Moisturize
It’s not just about beauty! Sure, dry skin looks less than flattering, but more importantly than that, dry skin doesn’t function as it’s supposed to because the barrier function is compromised, leaving the skin sensitive and unbalanced. This often results in irritated, itchy skin.
The Best Time to Moisturize
If you really want to penetrate the skin, the best time to moisturize is right after you step foot out of the shower. After showering, you have a higher concentration of moisture compared to the air (especially in the drier months when the heater is running constantly), so water evaporates off your skin quicker, leaving it dry. However, body lotion helps to trap some of that water under your skin, leaving it hydrated.
Moisturizing isn’t the only thing you should be doing in your quest for smooth, radiant skin. You should also be drinking plenty of water – it’s perhaps the most essential ingredient for healthy, beautiful skin (and hair!). And for the love of macaroons, turn your shower temperature down! Yes, we know that’s asking a lot… but hot water removes the surface lipids from your skin, allowing moisture to escape and makes you more prone to suffer from dryness.
The key to making a daily routine out of moisturizing is to invest in a lotion that you love. After all, you deserve the best, darling! A few pumps of Lumiere d’hiver Body Lotion is all it takes; you’ll be back to scrolling Instagram before you can even say #skingoals!
Pro Tip: Mix with a few drops of our Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil with our new lotion for a wonderfully luxurious massage lotion
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