Nearly all of us suffer with dry, itching and flaking skin in the winter. This is why it’s important to use a moisturizing body cream. Surprisingly, there are other benefits to using a body cream besides protecting against dryness. Why is body cream so important?
Body Creams VS Body Lotion?
Often, a lot of us wonder what the difference between certain creams and moisturizers are. What is the difference between a cream and a lotion? Does it matter? The main difference between body lotions and body creams is their consistency. Body creams are composed of their own unique formulation and benefits. Compared to body lotions, body creams contain a higher percentage of oil to water, whereas lotions contain a higher percentage of water, and only contains a few droplets of oil. This distinction between body lotions and body creams means that cream has a higher viscosity or thickness, making it better able to soften, smooth and moisturize the skin. Body cream is heavier and richer compared to body lotions. So, now we know the difference between body lotions and body creams. Body creams remain the better option for dry to very dry skin and are still effective enough for normal skin during the winter season, as well. Creams provide a barrier that keeps our skin very hydrated.
Why Use Body Cream during Winter?
Some of us may be tempted to omit body care, worried that the products are too greasy, or that wearing thick sweaters, hats, and pants are enough to protect us from the drying elements. Protecting our skin from the sun with clothing will help, but not entirely. Even if your skin isn’t exposed to sunlight during winter, we should still be using a body cream to maintain our skin barrier.
Thankfully, our ultra-replenishing, non-greasy Aromarine Hand & Body Crème contains all of the key ingredients that are perfect for winter, so you don’t have to worry about prickly, itchy and dry skin that is so common during the cold, harsh season.
One of the main and key ingredients is Carrageenan (Algae) Extract. This is where our Aromarine Hand & Body Crème gets its marine inspired name and benefits. Algae Extract is a super antioxidant that protects against pre-mature aging. Algae extract has a powerhouse of other therapeutic skin benefits, including nutrients and sea minerals that make skin silky and smooth. It replenishes, hydrates, and detoxifies skin.
One of our other main ingredients is Avocado oil. Avocado oil is known for its antioxidant properties (protects your body cells against oxidation) and anti-inflammatory agents. It soothes itchy skin, heals chafing and irritation, replenishes dry skin, protects skin from UV rays (radiation), and moisturizes skin.
Another therapeutic oil is Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus oil has several essential properties and is idea for those with easily irritated or sensitive skin types. It also has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. These attributes make Eucalyptus oil useful in treating wounds, insect bites, acne, irritation, and boils. Eucalyptus oil also has natural sun protection properties. When combined with the Olive Oil in our body cream, it makes a natural moisturizing sunscreen, but it should not entirely replace your regular SPF.
Lastly, Aloe Vera moisturizes our skin without the greasy feeling. Often, mineral-based makeup will use Aloe Vera as a moisturizer, and it makes a perfect face primer before applying makeup, to prevent drying of the skin. Aloe can also treat acne. It accelerates the healing of wounds and helps remedy inflammation. It allows fast healing of the skin with very little scarring.
As we can see from the ingredients, a body cream is clearly vital if you want your skin to stay healthy and beautiful even during the winter months, when it can be difficult to maintain.
Our skin becomes the most noticeably dry on our arms and legs, where we have less oil glands. Body creams have moisturizing oils to facilitate oil production particularly during cold weather, where it’s needed. In case your skin dries out faster even after putting on lotion, creams could be a better option for you.
Here are additional tips for healthy and flawless skin. Use our rich, non-greasy body cream all over your hands, legs, and feet where the skin has the tendency to become drier. Applying our Aromarine Hand & Body Crème immediately after taking a bath or shower to help seal in moisture and protect against cracked, rough skin. It is also recommended by skincare experts for use during nighttime. As mentioned before, Eucalyptus Oil and Olive Oil have natural sunscreen properties and will help safeguard our skin tone, but our skin still needs sun protection even in extremely cold weather conditions, so don’t forget to always apply SPF all over your face and body as well. We recommend our Protec Plus Natural SPF 30.