We're always up for hacks that will better the skin on our bod. Unlike our face - which we devote 99% of our beauty time to, our bodies are a bit neglected. We miss out the moisturiser, for an extra five mins in the morn - and don't get us started on remembering to scrub. Long story short, our limbs are desperate for some TLC.
Someone who certainly isn't skipping any steps in her body care routine, is Kylie Jenner. According to Byrdie, in a video with older sister Khloe, the 21-year-old spoke about the products she uses, to keep her skin looking and feeling silky smooth. Describing her shower routine, Kylie said, "I like to get in and start with my hair—shampoo and conditioner. I like my conditioner to be out of my hair, then I can wash it off my body, do you know what I mean? I feel like sometimes conditioner lingers on your body..."
She then went on to explain her post-shower ritual - and you'll be surprised to know that a body cream is not included. Once she's out the shower, while her skin is still wet, she covers herself in natural oils. "I drench myself in organic oils that I get off Amazon, almond oil, or olive oil, or jojoba oil." Khloe chimes in, saying that she also does the same thing. Clearly, we didn't get the memo?
After letting us in on the secret, we decided to do some of our own research, and it looks like she might be onto something. Turns out, body oils are better than creams and lotions, for locking in serious, long term hydration, thanks to their similarity to our skin's natural lipids. When we apply oil to our skin, it's quickly recognised as our own, allowing it to boost moisture levels ASAP. The best way to use it is on wet skin (snaps for Kylie), so follow suit and smother it on your bod straight after the bath or shower, for velvety skin all summer.
Thou shalt never to take our bod for granted again.