Friday, 26 February 2016

Body moisturiser for lazy people

Recently I started using Nivea in shower body moisturiser. I am am aware that this is not a new concept or prouduct and I heard about it a while ago but I never really tried it because frankly I thought it wasn't for me. But I was wrong. I don't actually use it for its intended purpose but I've found a much better use. 

let me start by saying I have very dry and sensitive skin, literally anything will set it off, I cant even sit on grass in the summer without ending up a big rashy mess...not my best look! It's not so bad that its a massive problem, I just have to be a bit more careful about the products I use. The one time it really does become an issue is when it comes to shaving. Shaving can irritate any type of skin, so when you have skin that comes out in a rash at the sight of a razor, you've got a problem!
I use shaving creams and they definitely help during the shaving process but afterwards I'm still left with super dry and bumpy legs. Far far away from the smooth legged goddess look I was going for! 

I found a forgotten Nivea gift set still unopened from Christmas (whoops) and inside was the Nivea in shower body moisturiser. I also happened to have no shaving cream, I usually use conditioner as a substitute as I always run out and ALWAYS forget to buy more. Shaving cream, while essential, is one of the less exciting products on my shopping list and often gets forgotten about!
Anyway...I decided to use the moisturiser instead. Good decision! 

As all shaving creams do, it helps the razor glide along your skin, to avoid any nasty razor burn (AKA my worst enemy). But, and this is the best part, as it washes/is scraped off, it leaves a layer of moisture. This is great because rather than getting out of the shower and applying moisturiser onto dry skin, your skin is kept hydrated throughout. Much better!
The only down side I would say is that you have to use quite a lot to cover everywhere as it doesn't foam up as shaving cream would. I'm also not a huge fan of the scent, same goes for all Nivea skin care really but honestly its not like it lingers around for ages and if you use moisturiser when you get out of the shower anyway ( I recommend you do) then that will more than likely mask any scent anyway. Of course that's just my preference and you might love the smell, so bonus if you do! 

As this product is made to be used as a last step at the end of your shower, its a good idea to leave the shaving to last thing. This is just to avoid washing off all of the prouduct before you get out of the shower. If you want to, this would also be good to use directly after shaving, if you'd prefer to use a shaving cream while actually shaving. And if you're lucky enough to have gorgeous skin then you might not even need to use a moisturiser when you get out the shower, meaning less time and mess. I'll definitely be using this from now on!


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