Five for your skin
Lisa Marie tries out some of the popular body oils and moisturisers in the market
Petroleum jelly: Whatever the brand name, petroleum jelly is a good and affordable moisturiser that can be used during the day or at night. It is the least likely to cause allergic reactions, but has been accused of being rather oily. Originally seen as a waste product in oil drilling, it is used to treat minor injuries. This was realised when oil workers’ skins healed from injuries faster because they were exposed to it. It can be used in place of lip balm.
Palmers Cocoa Butter: It melts into your skin at room temperature and is comfortable to use under extremely hot conditions. Furthermore, it is said to even out the skin tone, leaving your texture as soft as a baby’s bottom.
Himalayas: Quite light and silky, I can wear this all day. And since it now comes with sunscreen, spf 15, it’s an all in one. I’m a big fan of Himalayas products because they are inexpensive. It is also packaged in a neat little pot so it is graceful to carry should there be a need for it during the day.
Nivea: The crËme, which isn’t in a metal container anymore, but is in plastic, is rich and creamy. It easily spreads all over your body and is perfect for skin that struggles with regular lotion. The perfume is not too strong either.
Simple: Like its name, Simple products have no scent and no extra additives that can cause allergic reactions. It just has what is important for a moisturising. It is easy to apply and is perfect for the face as it has sun block.
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