Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

I'm really good at taking care of the skin on my face but do have a tendency to forgo moisturising and/or exfoliating my body, for the sake of five extra minutes in bed. Half of the battle is finding a great, everyday body moisturiser. I want and need something, that is not only kind to the skin but deeply nourishing too - if it happens to be unscented well that is just an added bonus. My most recent find is Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion, a quick, easy and affordable solution to keep even the driest of skin hydrated.

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion comes in a sizeable 300ml (it also comes in a 400ml size) bottle, that rather helpfully features an inbuilt pump function which makes for a far more pleasurable application experience. Before you guff, hear me out - I moisturise after popping out of the shower, surfaces and sometimes my skin are a little damp, squeezing or scooping out body moisturiser, when all I want to do is get dressed is more than likely going to result in me skipping the whole process. I know some are now nodding in agreement.

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

Let's forget the packaging; like people it is what is on the inside that counts (you live for my cheesy puns, don't you?) - a silken, almost gel like lotion, that glides on to the skin with ease, quickly replenishing any lost moisture, cooling and calming in one quick step. Unlike a good few other body moisturisers, I have used in the past this is not at all heavy, sticky nor greasy - quite the opposite rather. It is weightless, quick to absorb, leaving the skin feeling nourished and noticeably softer from the first application. As a matter of a fact Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion has been scientifically proven to improve the condition of dry skin instantly, as well as protecting it continuously for up to 24 hours after the first use. As you may or may not know Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion relies on natural ingredients one such being oats. It may seem baffling to wear rather than eat your oats but it works and here is how Aveeno put them into practise:

- Soothes: oatmeal is known for its soothing benefits on sensitive skin
- Cleanses: the oat particles adhere to dirt and dead skin cells allowing them to be washed away
- Protects: creates a protective film on the surface of the skin
- Buffers: helps return skin to normal pH levels

Along with applying Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion daily (almost religiously and somewhat deem it an achievement, perhaps not CV worthy but I am proud), I have generally been taking care of the skin on my body. Here is a few tips and tricks, I have gathered along the way - all lazy gal approved:

- Exfoliating mitts are the quickest way to quickly buff off dry skin from the body, combine with shower gel and you get two jobs ticked off in one go.

- Perhaps not a Winter friendly activity but when my hair is extremely dry, I sleep in conditioner and rinse it out the following morning.

- Much like the skin on your face, the skin on your body requires hydration  - drinking water is the quickest and easiest way to do this. Not to mention cheap and cheerful, to make the process a little more enjoyable I add lemon, cucumber and mint - yum.

-  To prevent premature ageing wear SPF every single day, especially on the areas exposed to sun light. I'm pretty sure our 60 year old selves will thank us.

- Make the time to apply lip balm and hand cream, both areas tend to become neglected in the whole self care process yet are the most prone to drying out.

I'm keen to know your top tips for better skin and tag my good friend Annie (and everyone else for that matter) to share theirs using the hashtag #AveenoSkincareSecrets

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion costs £5.10 - £7.14 for 300ml/400ml

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