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Moisturizing the skin on your body: all our experts’ tips

Everyone wants skin that’s smooth and velvety to the touch, but what’s the secret to achieving it? Hydration is undoubtedly the most important step, a true feel-good measure to be indulged in daily. But the real question is, how can you moisturize your skin the most effectively? Together, let’s explore the perfect recipe for radiant, hydrated skin.

Why is it important to moisturize your skin?

Our skin has a precious hydrolipid barrier, which plays an important protective function against external factors. But when your skin is not adequately hydrated, this barrier can undergo a thinning process, causing the appearance of skin dryness and greater sensitivity. In addition, dehydrated skin may have fine lines and flaking, unmistakable symptoms of a weakened hydrolipidic mantle. Ensuring your skin is properly hydrated, therefore, is an essential step in preserving its beauty, ensuring greater resistance to external factors and a natural glow.

Causes of dry skin

The absence of proper hydration is without doubt one of the main causes of dry skin, but there may be other factors as well:

Adverse weather conditions, such as too hot or too cold;
Excessive UV exposure;
Use of products that are not gentle on the skin;
Water that is too hot when showering, or taking baths that are too long (as this can thin the hydrolipid barrier that protects the skin);
Genetic factors;
Skin aging.

The best way to moisturize your skin

To maintain soft, smooth and moisturized skin, there are a few little precautions you should take. When you take a shower, always adjust the temperature of the water: water that’s too hot can lead to the reduction of lipids in the barrier that protects the skin, making it vulnerable. That’s why it’s important to always use lukewarm water.

It’s also important to choose the right cleanser, one suited to your skin type, which cleanses it gently.

Next, you can regularly exfoliate your skin: by removing dead cells, you’ll stimulate cell renewal, resulting in more elastic and toned skin. Before and after sun exposure, it’s important to use special products to treat your skin: UV rays are among the main culprits of photoaging, which can lead to the appearance of discolorations. Therefore, before exposing your skin to the sun, it’s important to apply a sunscreen. After exposure, we recommend using an after-sun cream, which can rehydrate the skin.

How to choose the perfect body cream to moisturize your skin

Without doubt, the best way to moisturize your skin is to apply a moisturizer that restores the hydrolipid barrier. You can apply it after showering, to cleansed skin, to keep it supple and toned.

Choose the body cream that is best for you according to your skin type. For oily skin, it’s a good idea to use a light product that will moisturize the skin without weighing it down, while for drier skin, you should choose a richer body cream that can deeply moisturize your skin.

Biotherm recommends Lait Corporel, the moisturizing and anti-dryness body milk.

This body milk has a triple function:

It moisturizes flaky skin;
It restores the skin's protective barrier;
It protects the natural elasticity of the skin.

It has a light texture that is easily absorbed without being greasy, leaving skin supple and perfectly moisturized. The body milk has a light, fresh citrus fragrance that will make its application a moment of pure relaxation.

Simply apply it gently all over your body after showering, to freshly cleansed skin.

Your skin is the barrier that protects you every day from external factors, which is why Biotherm has created Life Plankton Multi-Corrective, the corrective body oil that works to combat skin imperfections. Its formula contains oils of natural origin (such as almond oil, canola oil and olive oil) and Life Plankton, which acts on roughness and dry areas of the skin.

After application, the skin will look firmer, smoother and more elastic.

It can be applied either in the morning or the evening, to freshly cleansed skin. Spread it all over your body and massage vigorously in the areas most prone to blemishes, such as your arms, legs, and abdomen.

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