Body cream: what it is and when it should be used

Body cream: what it is and when it should be used

The body cream is a cosmetic solution indicated to rehydrate the skin: this is what it is for and when it must be used.

The body cream has been in the beauty routine of women and men from all over the world. It is not only a moment of incredible relaxation during the day, when you can take care of your well-being, but also a real panacea for the skin. But what is this discovery for and, above all, when is it actually used?

Of course, when it comes to creams you have to pay attention to the characteristics of your skin, to avoid irritation or redness, even allergic ones. For this reason, it is always necessary to ask your trusted dermatologist for advice.

Body cream: what is it, what is it for

Body cream is a solution, with a more or less dense consistency depending on the ingredients, used to protect and nourish the whole skin. It is usually applied everywhere except on the face, where more targeted cosmetics are used instead, even if the use on the face is not contraindicated.

This solution has as its main function the rehydration of the skin. Both for exposure to atmospheric agents and for the action of the skin rubbing against the fabrics of the clothes, the epidermis can in fact appear dry, not very elastic and red. The body cream does nothing but restore theaqueous equilibrium and lipid of the skin, leaving a thin layer – an invisible film – that protects it from external agents.

As a rule, this cosmetic invention acts on a superficial level, without entering the deep layers of the epidermis, but a lot depends on the ingredients of which it is composed. Many proposals also include natural remedies, known for their emollient and rehydrating properties. Among the most common are chamomile and calendula, as they limit irritation and reduce redness, but also the aloe vera, for its immediately refreshing effect. Then there is thejojoba oil, rich in vitamin E and perfect nourishing for the skin, but also coconut to soften and nourish the skin and hypericum to energize.

When it should be used

Body cream

There are no details contraindications to use a body cream, unless you suffer from specific skin conditions that require continuous medical supervision. In fact, even when the skin appears soft and hydrated, it is extremely useful to help its natural regeneration processes by increasing its hydration.

The body cream is particularly suitable in case of dryness and consequent itch, to reduce redness even after hair removal, to limit the action of atmospheric agents, but also simply to reactivate circulation. The massage necessary to facilitate its absorption, especially in the lower limbs, is in fact certainly useful for reviving the blood flow and improving the functionality of the more superficial capillaries.

Furthermore, it can represent a valid ally for those areas of the body that tend to present thickened skin, such as at the elbows or knees, but also to reduce the appearance of ingrown hairs or regulate sebum production locally. In men, for example, it is not rare that acne phenomena appear in the back, precisely due to excessive dryness of this area. A body cream will certainly help.

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