Your guide to choosing the best body cream

Your guide to choosing the best body cream

Similar to how we moisturize our face daily to keep it hydrated and supple, our body requires some moisturizing as well. Our body's skin is just as susceptible to environmental factors as our face. Elements such as the sun, sweat, and cold, and hot showers can all cause dryness and irritation to the skin. Regular use of moisturizer can help soothe rough, bumpy, and prickly skin. Even though it may appear to be a small and effortless task in your body care routine, understanding how to apply body cream correctly can significantly improve your post-shower experience.

Follow these tips to ensure that you achieve the best results, leaving your skin feeling smooth, soft, and nourished. 

What is a body cream?

Let's start by understanding the basics of body cream before discussing how to use it. Body cream is a moisturizer that is to be applied all over your body. Just as we moisturize our face every day, our body also requires a daily dose of hydration. Body creams are typically thicker than face moisturizers and may be designed to address specific concerns like stretch marks, cellulite, or toning. 

Body creams have a thick formula that creates a luxurious layer of moisture that dehydrated skin will absorb, while others have a lightweight texture that is perfect for oilier skin types who want a dose of moisture without the associated greasy feeling.

The benefits of a body cream

Using body cream regularly can provide many benefits for your skin. It can make your skin feel soft and soothed, while also reducing wrinkles in areas that are frequently exposed to the sun. Body cream can even help to calm irritated patches and flare-ups.

It's important to use body cream because it supports your skin's barrier. This barrier is your skin's primary defense against microbial invasion, which can be weakened by cleansing. Body creams contain nourishing ingredients that can restore your skin barrier's natural defenses and help maintain a healthy and balanced microbiome.

Additionally, many body creams contain ingredients that target specific skin issues, such as dryness, loss of elasticity, cellulite, acne, eczema, and keratosis pilaris.

How to use a body cream

Have you found a body moisturizer that works well for your skin, but are unsure of the best way to use it? While you can use body cream as often as you like, applying it once a day is typically enough. However, the timing of application is more important than frequency. For maximum benefits, apply your cream after a shower or bath when your skin is warm and damp. This will allow your skin to fully absorb the moisturizer better.

  • Add a good amount of body cream
  • Rub your palms together to spread the cream
  • Use your hands to massage the cream into your body in small circular motions 
  • Repeat until you have covered your entire body
  • Use it again whenever your skin requires moisturization 


Which body cream is right for me?

Choosing the right body cream is essential for maximizing the benefits of your moisturizing routine. Specific issues you want to address may also influence your choice of cream. Stocking your bathroom cabinet with multiple options may seem quite heavy on the pockets. Our all-season body creams are best for all seasons, enriched with shea butter and hyaluronic acid, these creams are rich, indulgent creams for post-bath pampering and are fast-absorbing. These work great during seasonal changes like harsh winters and summers. These situations can leave skin extra dry and sensitive, making a richer, more nourishing formula a good choice like Skinthirst Body Creams.

What do you look for in a good body cream?


When selecting a body cream, you might consider the fragrance. Some individuals may prefer the aroma of fruity body cream like Berry Blast Body Cream or Mango Tango Body Cream, while others may opt for an irresistible lingering scent like Warm Vanilla Body Cream. Fragrance plays an important part in self care and picking a scent personifies your taste in fragrances. After all, who doesn't like to smell good all the time? With Skinthirst’s long-lasting fragrances in body creams, you can create your mark in a gathering. 

Comfort of usage

When choosing a body cream, it's important to consider its ability to hydrate quickly. If you prefer a simple skincare routine and don't have time to wait around, go for a moisturizer that absorbs fast. All of Skinthirst’s body creams are a great option for all skin types. These creams deeply penetrate your skin, leaving it soft and smooth all day long. The body creams are lightweight, non-sticky, non-greasy, and offer fast absorption making them ideal for all seasons.


Taking the time to apply a luxurious body cream with a delightful fragrance after bathing or showering can be a simple and affordable luxury in life. This small ritual can be a calming and uplifting experience if you can spare a few moments to indulge yourself. Choose a decadent body cream that leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky to enhance the experience.

Properly using body cream is an easy yet effective way to attain and preserve healthy, moisturized skin. Whether you choose to apply it post-shower, during extreme weather conditions, or after being in the sun, consistently moisturizing with body cream is a crucial aspect of your skincare routine. By integrating this practice into your daily life, you can expect to enjoy smooth, hydrated, and glowing skin for many years. Therefore, remember to spoil and care for your body with the nourishment it requires.

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