This article on Daytime Moisturizers is part three of the series Skin Care 101: Moisturizers – What moisturizer should I use?
Moisturizers for the Body
Since good facial moisturizers contain expensive ingredients like peptides, many people, myself included, opt for a less expensive daytime body moisturizer. While the skin of the face is more delicate, shows age faster, and needs special care, don’t neglect the rest of your body. Hands, arms, chest and legs need moisturizing and protecting, too.
Body Moisturizers with Sunscreen
Today more and more skin care companies are making body lotions that also come with sunscreen and other good ingredients. Recently in Walgreens I saw several over-the-counter moisturizing lotions which also include sunscreen:
- Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF-15
- Lubriderm Advanced Therapy SPF 30 Moisturizing Lotion
- Yes to Carrots Hydrating Body Lotion with SPF 30
Although the Yes to Carrots Hydrating Body Lotion with SPF 30 was more expensive than the Aveeno and Lubriderm lotions, I was most impressed by its list of ingredients which included botanicals, kaolin and other natural ingredients with great skin properties beyond basic moisturizing and sunscreen.
Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin
For sensitive skin, there are also some good options including another Aveeno product, the Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30.
Soothe also makes an SPF 15 lotion which not only contains sunscreen, but also contains skin soothing and calming ingredients like Dimethicone and botanicals like Melon Fruit Extract, Avocado Oil. This product is great for people with very sensitive skin or Rosacea, especially when worn in combination with the Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment.
Moisturizers with Peptides, Hyaluronan & Better Ingredients
However, if your budget will accomodate it, there is tremendous benefit to using a great moisturizer with peptides, lipids, antioxidents, retinol, hyaluronan, humectants, protectants and sunscreen on the entire body. While the old wives tale says there is no difference in moisturizers, with the recent advent of peptides, hyaluronan and other potent new skin care ingredients, that is no longer the case. Spending a little extra money on a moistuizer with more effective ingredients can make a big differense in how our skin looks.
The best time to apply your body moisturizer is right after you get out of thebath or shower when your skin is hydrated and clean.
More Articles in this Series:
- Rodan + Fields Anti-Age Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 daytime moisturizer
- Skin Care 101: Moisturizers Part I – What moisturizer should I use?
- Skin Care 101: Moisturizers Part II –daytime facial moisturizers
- Skin Care 101: Moisturizers Part IV–nighttime moisturizers
- Rodan + Fields Anti-Age Overnight Restorative Cream nighttime moisturizer
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