Summary of the issue

Moisturising your body correctly

A shower that is too hot with water that is a little too hard, a walk in the open air in cool weather, a room that is a little too heated... These are the conditions that can dehydrate the skin on your body. Here's what to do about it.

Body: why is my skin dehydrated?

Just like the skin on your face, the skin on your body varies due to different factors. Cold, wind, and sun can dry and dehydrate your skin as it affects the balance of the upper layer of your skin. The hydrolipidic film that covers it is then altered and is not able to retain moisture.

This moisture evaporates more easily and leaves your skin feeling uncomfortable. It feels tight, lacks suppleness. 

This dehydration is mainly observed in winter, as heating increases the evaporation of moisture. This is also the case with chlorine in the swimming pool, unsuitable products or overly aggressive hair removal.

Why does skin need to be moisturised?



"As soon as winter arrives, the colour of my legs changes! Without cream, they become all white because of the dead cells that appear.”


What active ingredients can I use to moisturise my body?

Moisturising the body means first of all helping the epidermis to restore its hydrolipidic film. And this is achieved by providing nutritious lipid-containing ingredients. Without these lipids, skin hydration cannot be maintained. It also works on the face.

Skincare that helps skin retain moisture throughout the day, therefore combining active ingredients that restore the skin’s moisture barrier and limit moisture evaporation, nourish and soothe. The skin is therefore protected and less sensitive to external influences.

How do you properly moisturise your face?


How should you apply body moisturiser?

During periods when your skin appears dehydrated, consistency is key.

Moisturising my body daily

To avoid further dehydration, take your shower or bath with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry without rubbing it, and then move on to the body moisturising step: spread the product between the two hands and apply it with the whole surface of the hand and with large circular movements. Delicately or vigorously, it all depends on the mood!

A weekly scrub to boost hydration

Just because your skin is temporarily dehydrated doesn't mean you shouldn't use body scrubs. On the contrary: a suitable scrub once a week will gently exfoliate the skin. It is now ready to receive its moisturising body care!


You can adapt the texture of the product according to the degree of dehydration in your skin...or the season!

From the most fluid to the most enveloping, different textures exist to appropriately moisturise your body. If, on top of your dehydrated skin, your body is constantly dry, opt for a rich and nourishing product, in the form of a balm, for example. If your skin is exposed to dehydration, try a light milk.
To make life easier, you can also follow the seasons: comforting balm during autumn and winter, and nourishing milk from spring to summer.
To get dressed quickly after applying your skincare product, whatever its texture, opt for non-greasy formulations.

Best practices for keeping your body moisturised

Moisturising your body means giving it the care it needs to quickly regain its suppleness and comfort... From head to toe! So, in the evening, when you moisturise your legs (start with your thighs) don’t forget your feet, heels and toes!

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