Importance of Body Moisture

Have you moisturized your body today? If not, we highly recommend doing so. Although some people view daily moisturizing as an aesthetical habit, the benefits of moisturizing the skin are way more essential and are crucial to achieving healthy skin. Being the largest organ of the body, our skin needs care regularly to retain its young, flawless, and healthy appeal. Hence, the importance of body moisture cannot be undermined.

What impacts our body’s moisture?

To begin with, you need to consider how our environment and our lifestyle deplete our skin’s moisture. There are different factors that might contribute to your body losing its moisture; these factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Weather condition
  • Pollutants
  • UV rays from exposure to the sun
  • Some cosmetic products
  • Certain medication
  • Stress and/or fatigue
  • Exposure to smoking
  • Alcohol consumption

With all these factors that we might be subjected to on a daily basis, replenishing our skin hydration becomes necessary.

What happens if I do not use body moisturizer?

The epidermis, the top layer of your skin, is covered in a thin layer of lipids and water. The epidermis keeps the skin's appearance smooth or moist. Simply said, without the right amount of moisture, your skin might not be very soft. Adverse reactions and issues, such as acne, dryness, wrinkles, and other unwanted impacts, may appear when the skin is not in its natural state.

Why is moisturizing so important?

The skin around your face, ears, neck, and chest is particularly susceptible to environmental changes and needs adequate and rigorous care. As you have gathered, body moisture is an essential component of your skincare regimen to ensure that skin concerns remain minimal or non-existent.

Body moisture is important because:

  • Skin regions would need moisture to repair and shed skin cells more quickly than other body parts, allowing for the appearance of fresher skin cells.
  • using a massaging motion when applying lotion helps to promote blood flow and the growth of new cells,
  • regular moisturizing can help avoid severe dryness or oiliness, both of which are harmful to the skin and the source of common skin issues like acne.
  • and by applying moisturizer on a daily basis, you may hide further skin imperfections, harmonize the various skin tones on your body, and give your skin a slight sheen.

Quick tips to help your body moisture

Here are some quick tips to help your body retain its moisture:

  • Pay attention to the water's temperature; taking hot baths or showers is unhealthy for your skin. Shorter showers with warm water are preferable.
  • After taking a shower, gently pat your skin dry rather than rubbing it. If you pat your skin dry before using a moisturizer, your skin will retain more moisture.
  • Apply mild soaps. Your skin's natural oils are depleted by alcohol-containing shampoos and soaps. Pick a cleanser that is mild and doesn’t harm your skin.
  • Pay close attention to your hands because they are the body part that a dry environment affects the most. Apply a gentle hand cream such as JOHNSON'S® 24-Hour Moisture Hand Cream following a hand wash.
  • When outdoors, wear sunscreen; protecting your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays is the best thing you can do. Wear sunscreen with an adequate SPF rating for your outside activities.
  • Last but not least, and most crucially, use an effective moisturizer, we highly recommend using Johnsons’s Skin Balance Body lotion. This range helps to balance your skin's pH, its natural barrier.

Our clinically proven formula moisturizes your skin intensively to help restore its pH for a balanced, hydrated, and healthy-looking skin. Witness the results from the first use, giving you the key to healthy skin.

In conclusion, daily moisturizing can be a part of your skincare routine with these easy steps:

Step 1 - Shower or bathe in lukewarm water: Hot water can strip away natural oils from your skin, so it's best to use lukewarm water. Avoid long showers or baths, as prolonged exposure to water can further dehydrate the skin.

Step 2 - Use a gentle cleanser: Choose a mild, non-drying body cleanser that suits your skin type. Harsh soaps can disrupt the skin's natural moisture barrier, so opt for a gentle formula that doesn't strip away essential oils.

We highly recommend using Johnson's Anti-Bacterial Sea Salt Body Wash which consists of germ-removal technology with a moisturizer from 100% natural origin and a refreshing sea salts fragrance, or Johnson's® Vita-Rich Rejuvenating Oil-In-Body Wash, which provides a luxurious and gentle body wash with long-lasting moisturization.

Step 3 - Use a cotton towel to gently exfoliate your skin after washing your face and body to get rid of any dead skin cells.

Step 4 - Remember to be gentle with yourself. The body lotion should be gently rubbed in a circular manner using your fingertips until it is absorbed.

Take advantage of the healthy glow that everyday moisturizers can provide! Applying body lotion to slightly damp skin can absorb and retain more moisture. Johnson's offers a wide range of body lotions for different skin types with all the goodness needed to maintain and restore your skin.