As we leave behind our winter skin care regimens for a fresh, new summer routine there’s a few trends and products that should become a thing of the past. While trying out new products are fun and exciting some products aren’t as superb as they claim to be. In-shower body lotions and DIY skin care recipes sound like a perfect ideas to try, but is it really?
Nowadays, the world seems to be on the go constantly. Workdays seem to be micromanaged leaving less time to actually take care of your skin and body. The in-shower body lotion seems like a good idea initially, almost like a skin conditioner. Plus it would save you a few minutes, right? Well, the reality of the product is that it’s not all that beneficial. Most of the time it leaves the skin tacky or sticky feeling and doesn’t hydrate the skin nearly as much as a regular moisturizer would. Sometimes the product works well for the right kind of skin, but usually a cream or ointment is the better choice before a lotion or in shower lotion.
Eating healthy, clean and fresh foods has also been popular recently so many have come to popularize DIY home facial masks. While this may seem like a great idea, it actually isn’t as beneficial as you think. Some foods, such as lemon, actually is too harsh for use directly on your skin and can cause irritation or even damage without you knowing. While food-based masks aren’t always a bad thing, they also don’t last as long as masks that you can buy which can last longer than just a few days as well. So save yourself some time and mess and go out and buy pre-made masks. Some of these masks can also trigger adverse reactions and pigment changes.
Taking shortcuts like trying to moisturize while showering might not be the best idea. While eating organically has better health benefits, it isn’t as beneficial to put on your skin. Use regular lotions or moisturizers and try opting for pre-made masks since they’re made specifically for use on the skin. Your skin never takes a break so give it the best that you can to keep it happy and healthy.