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The One Body Care Step You Should Never Skip

We’re all guilty of it: Getting ready in a rush and skipping our body care routine. (Hey, even I do it sometimes!) Well, I’m here to convince you to make time for one skin care product every single day, other than sunscreen. That product is a high-quality moisturizer.

Why? Hydration doesn’t just keep your skin from feeling dry and itchy—it also helps protect it from the elements and gives it a smooth, youthful glow. Let’s dive into the details.

Read on for 3 reasons why you should moisturize your body on the regular.

Moisturizer helps replenish water in your skin Your skin is especially susceptible to dehydration in the winter. Hot showers, central heating, and low humidity can cause water to evaporate from skin, leaving it feeling tight, dry, and flakey. The best moisturizers help keep your skin’s water content high in the face of these stressors so it looks and feels its best. (Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, too!)

The best moisturizers help strengthen your skin barrier The moisture barrier is the outermost layer of your skin—it helps your skin stay hydrated and shields it from pollutants and other environmental stressors. But many of us have damaged moisture barriers due to sun exposure, harsh products, and—you guessed it—cold, dry winter weather. Many moisturizers contain ingredients that help boost the moisture barrier, namely ceramides and fatty acids. A strong moisture barrier means less redness, less reactivity, and less dryness.

Hydrated skin is youthful-looking skin When your skin is dehydrated, fine lines, sagging, and wrinkles are more pronounced. Moisturizing daily helps keep skin plump and glowing, and you’ll get better results from all your body treatment serums!

It goes without saying that my favorite body moisturizer is Kayo’s Body Beautiful Cream—it ticks all the boxes mentioned above. First, it contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin, smoothing out dry patches and rough spots. (This ingredient can hold 1,000 times its weight in water!) Next, it’s got an advanced blend of omega oils and antioxidants to nourish and protect the skin barrier. And finally, it has extra age-prevention power thanks to CoQ10, a collagen-boosting hero ingredient.

If I have time, I’ll layer Body Beautiful Cream over one of Kayo’s treatment serums and then top it off with our Body Beautiful Oil. But if I’m running late and don’t have time for all that, then I know my skin will feel hydrated and glowing from the Body Beautiful Cream alone.

So now, I want to hear from you—how often do you moisturize? Are you a Body Beautiful Cream loyalist, too? Shoot me a DM on Instagram @kayobodycare or @christinebullock to let me know!

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