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Hate lotion? Condition your skin in the bath with in-shower moisturizers

Hate lotion? Condition your skin in the bath with in-shower moisturizers

A standard shower routine usually consists of applying shampoo, conditioner and soap, but do you make sure to moisturize your skin after cleansing? In a hot and humid country like ours, lotion is often left out of our beauty rituals because some formulas are too thick and sticky for comfort. Luckily, we now have the option of using a gel moisturizer. However, if that's still a no-go for you, here's a new kind of product you may wanna try!

African Paradise Body Conditioner from Lush (P1,575 for 225g) | Image via lovelygirlybits.com

African Paradise Body Conditioner from Lush (P1,575 for 225g) | Image via lovelygirlybits.com

In-shower moisturizers are the latest addition to our bath supplies addiction. The concept is similar to using conditioners for our hair: apply it after using body wash then rinse it off after a minute or so. No need to leave on lotion for the rest of the day, or to wait for it to dry before dressing up.

In-shower moisturizers claim to be just as effective as body lotions, but without the sticky feeling. This also makes moisturizing more convenient, by incorporating it into one’s shower routine rather than as an extra step after.

Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturisers (about P250) | Image via temporary-secretary.com

Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturisers (about P250) | Image via temporary-secretary.com

I feel like in-shower moisturizers are the best choices for moisturizing when it's too hot to apply a lot of gunk on your skin. It will often leave the skin feeling a little slick, similar to the effect of conditioners on hair, and makes it feel softer and smoother. On the downside, the slick feeling can get spread all over your shower area, so be very careful when moving around. To prevent slipping, you can apply adhesive shower decals to the bath floor or simply put in a non-slip shower mat in the bathing area.

Image via writespell.com

Image via writespell.com

Admittedly, in-shower moisturizers still have a long way to go before coming up with an HG-worthy product. They work well, especially for those who have oilier skin, but if your skin is very dry, you'll still need to apply a traditional lotion for that.

Have you tried in-shower moisturizers? What has your experience been like? Let us know your favorite in-shower moisturizers in the comments below!

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