You know what your body needs on the inside, but what does it need on the outside?

We are so consumed about what we are putting into our bodies on a daily basis: is the food we are eating healthy for us? Are we eating too much or too little? Are we keeping ourselves hydrated by drinking the recommended amount of water? Are we getting enough vitamins and nutrients to keep us healthy?

However, what about what we’re putting on our bodies?

“We should be placing just as much emphasis on what we are putting inside our bodies as with what we are putting on our bodies,” says Clere skincare expert Su-Marie Annandale.

“Like the rest of our body, our skin too requires TLC, and a lot of it. Sometimes it really does matter what is on the outside.”

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While trying to choose the lotion or crème that suits your needs it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the variety of options, all promising different benefits.

Therefore, it’s important to ask yourself the following…

Does it provide sufficient moisture?

It is important for your lotion or crème to help keep your skin hydrated throughout the day, as your skin loses moisture, especially in many parts of the country during winter.

By choosing a product that aims to keep your skin moisturised for up to 48 hours, you don’t have to worry about your skin drying out while you are on the go.

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Does my skin receive the vitamins it needs from my body lotion or crème?

Your skin needs vitamins just as much as your body does. The product you choose should include essential vitamins, giving your skin the best possible care.

Vitamin E is an essential antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin, while Vitamin A is used to help keep your skin even toned.

Does it cater to your skin concerns?

Is your skin dry? Is it ashy? Is it not as smooth as you’d like it to be? Do you have stretch marks you wish would just fade away, even just a little bit?

Check to see if your moisturiser caters to all your skin needs.

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Do I like the fragrance?

You need to love the fragrance of your lotion or crème as many body care product fragrances will linger on your skin throughout the day.

From fresh to floral to all-natural, make sure the fragrance is one you’re a fan of.

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