Some of you may find this hard to believe but I can be rather lazy when it comes to general beauty maintenance. I’ve mentioned over and over again about my annoying dry skin on my face, but my legs also get really dry & sometimes flaky, as well as the rest of my skin often feeling ‘tight’ after a shower. I don’t use stripping shower gels or bath products, but even those claiming to be full of ‘added moisture’ do little or nothing for my skin.
So how would anyone get over this…they’d slather on tons of body lotion on a daily basis. Well, not me. I’m far too lazy. When I get out the bath or shower I just want to put my pj’s on and get comfy. I do not want to spend 10 minutes slather cream all over myself, having to let it dry before dressing and in the process lose that cosy warm feeling from a hot bath or shower.
How do I negate this laziness? Baby oil. Plain ol’ fail safe baby oil. Dermatologically tested, fragrance free so I know it won’t upset my skin. So why am I happy to slather on oil when I won’t use a lotion? Well I don’t put it on my skin. I run a hot bath, without any bubble bath etc. then when it has filled I put a good helping of baby oil in the bath. Then I just lie there, enjoying the hot water so I can relax whilst moisturising my skin at the same time.
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When you get out the bath the water just runs off, so you don’t need to rub yourself dry, which isn’t always the best thing for your skin anyway (added benefit)…you can spend 5 minutes drip drying or 2 patting yourself down. The baby oil does leave a film on your skin, I wouldn’t say this is greasy, but more like the texture you are left with if you spend a good 15 minutes ensuring your body lotion is well rubbed in.
I would recommend this method to anyone with dry skin, or even just once a month as a skin treat for those who don’t. I personally would not recommend this to anyone who has acne on their back as the oil does cling there when you are lying in the bath, and I doubt this would help your acne. Also, you will have to give your bath a good rinse with a cleaning cream, just to remove the oil from the bottom of the bath – you don’t want anyone slipping. For me, the 2 minutes it takes to swill a bit of Cif around the tub, is far better than the 10 minutes I’d be standing freezing my ass whilst moisturising.
Do any of you use this method of moisturising? Try it and let me know how you get on.