Get Into Body Serums - Cause Hydration Isn't Only For Your Face

I can't tell you the last time I purchased a bottle of traditional body lotion.  I have a few that I use on my hands and feet but body lotion just doesn't do it for me anymore.  They mean well, but aren't able to deliver the level of hydration that I'm searching for.

In spring and summer, I typically rely on whipped butters and oil-gels to do the job.  But, when seasons change my skin really craves water-based moisture.  Dry winter skin is atrocious.  Lotions try their best but they mainly coat the skin rather than hydrate it intensely.  Thankfully, there are a new line of products available with the power to banish dry skin forever.
My facial skin used to be so darn dry.  But then I discovered the art of layering hydrating serums and things were never the same.  After realizing how wonderful moisturizing serums were for the face, I experimented with applying them to the body.  You might remember when I encouraged everyone to make use of used sheet masks by rubbing them on the dryest part of your body.  After trying this method just once, I was convinced that rich serums were meant to be slathered over our entire body.

And guess what, beauty brands also agree!  Facial serums are everywhere.  The problem is that they typically come in tiny bottles. Since they're not cheap, we typically don't apply serum on other parts of the body.  But, if I had my way, I'd love to slather myself in hydrating serums (head to toe) before sealing with a butter, oil, or creamy lotion.

I'm also super-attracted to the idea of delivering active ingredients to the skin on my body versus only using plain ol' boring lotion. The older I get, the more I want to baby my skin.  As my skin changes, it just can't maintain the moisture levels like in my younger days.  I absolutely can not stand the feeling of enduring overly dry skin so I'm not taking any chances this year.

It's time to graduate from basic lotion to a move effective solution.

For all of winter, I'm interested in deeply hydrating the skin on my body before (or while) I moisturize.  This means looking out for brands with higher concentrations of active ingredients like our beloved hyaluronic acid instead of just defaulting to cream lotions.  

Ladies, let's graduate to the almighty body serum.  What I love about these wonderful body products is how they all have different formulas depending on your body's needs.  For instance, REN's all over serum is infused with alpha-hydroxy acids which are the perfect ingredients to address uneven skin tone and roughness.  Certain body serums are even marketed as having anti-aging benefits

You might notice that body serums typically have a higher price point than your other body products.  That's probably because they typically come in larger sizes vs facial serums.  If you aren't willing to make the financial investment just yet, may I offer a couple suggestions?

Option 1. ~ If you aren't looking for a serum with a bunch of active ingredients, just go for gel-type moisturizers instead.  Neutrogena has a moisturizer that's a gel-cream hybrid.  You get a full 16 oz for like five bucks and it contains hyaluronic acid as the hero ingredient.  The folks on Amazon seem to dig it so I'm willing to give it a shot.    If you're looking for body hydrators that aren't in cream form, I recommend you try using facial essence as a body splash prior to lotion application.  Most facial essence products come in decent size bottles with enough product to use on the body.

Korean facial essences are usually loaded with active ingredients.  For instance, this brand has a ton of skin-healthy ingredients, like extracts, collagen peptides, amino acids and ceramides (*immediately adds to basket*).

If you suffer from any kind of skin ailment like psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea,  or extremely dry/itchy skin, you have to treat your skin to the wonderful world of body serums.

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