The issue that comes with that is finding products that moisturize deep yet don’t leave our hair, face, and body in an oil overload. And while they may be hard to spot, products that do just that do, in fact, exist. Many of my favorites come from Carol’s Daughter. Their formulas aim to moisturize your whole body through emollient ingredients and expert blends that actually penetrate the skin and hair, rather than just sitting on the surface.
Ahead, we’re explaining how to moisturize from your strands to your toes, no matter if you live in a place where the sun shines all-year-round, or if you’re gearing up for a frigid winter.
How To Moisturize Your ScalpIt’s been said time and time again, but it bears repeating: A healthy head of hair begins with a healthy scalp. Not only does it create a safe breeding ground for optimal growth, but it also aids in helping you retain length and maintain healthy ends., The highest point of your body often takes the biggest beating, especially during the colder months, reemphasizing the need for optimal hydration.
That’s why you should be sure to not only condition the hair shaft, but also moisturize your scalp. Try the Goddess Strength Fortifying Conditioner with Castor Oil, which delivers a highly-emollient and rich texture that coats the scalp in just the right amount of moisture. When it’s not wash day, we suggest using the Goddess Strength Scalp and Hair Oil. The easy-applicator spout makes getting the product to the root of the hair a breeze. May we also note that it won’t leave your hair overly greasy as the potent formula absorbs almost instantly.
How To Moisturize Your HairNo matter your hair texture, the key to moisture is finding products that don’t simply sit on top of strands but rather those that penetrate deep, creating a level of moisture that exists from the inside out. For those with looser curls, moisturize hair with the Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Smoothie. It provides the right amount of hydration with cocoa and shea butters and vitamin B5, without weighing the hair down.
If you have tighter curls, the Coco Crème Coil Enhancing Moisture Butter is the product for you. This buttery blend not only hydrates even the tightest of coils, but also offers immense definition and elongation. Did I mention that it’s also formulated specifically for type 4 textures? Talk about a win, win.
How To Moisturize Your BodyHave you ever sat back and wondered: Can you moisturize your body too much? Well, the answer is no. That’s why body moisturizers are so essential, and one can never have enough. The first line of defense, however, is in the shower, where you should use cleansers that moisturize your whole body rather than stripping it of its natural oils. A personal favorite of ours is the Monoi Body Repairing Transformative Shower Milk. Don’t worry, you won’t lose out on the lather with this creamy wash. Instead, you’ll both cleanse and moisturize at the same time.
Once out of the shower, there’s one step that you absolutely cannot skip, and that’s lotioning. Ashiness will always be a no-no, right? The Almond Cookie Frappé Body Lotion is our pick, because it smells like heaven, and also boasts high levels of almond oil, which moisturizes the skin on your body to optimal levels. Whether you’re battling wind or the blistering cold, one thing you won’t have to worry about is your skin drying out.
How To Moisturize Your BackWe said we’re going to tell you how to moisturize your whole body, right? Well, here it is. One often neglected area is our backs, but they deserve love too. While we can’t particularly assist in the task of reaching back there (that’s a whole different struggle), we can offer up some advice about which products to use to keep them pristine. With no mineral oil or petrolatum, the Lavender & Vanilla Body Cream hydrates without exacerbating the effects of bacne—which we know can be a serious nuisance. It’s lightweight and won’t clog pores in the process. Just grab a bit out of the tin, warm it up in your hands, and massage the product deep into the skin to ensure absorption.
How To Moisturize Your HandsBetween the increased emphasis on frequently washing our hands these days and the bitter cold, our hands are practically screaming for moisture. That’s why, whether in- or outside the house, a great hand cream needs to be by your side at all times. The Ocean Flowers Soothing Hand Cream always does the trick. A small bit is all you need to moisturize your hands. Blended with marine algae, it soothes dry and cracked hands while also delivering a fragrance that will remind you of a tropical vacay. That’s a dream we can all use these days.
But if you’re experiencing excessive dryness, try this trick: Apply a more liberal amount to the hands before bed, apply plastic gloves, and go to sleep. When you wake up in the morning, the overnight treatment would have completely hydrated and repaired the skin.
How To Moisturize Your FeetYou don’t have to be ashamed, dry feet are common during all seasons, so cut yourself some slack. However, the need for something richer than what you may use on your body and face is an absolute must if trying to avoid cracked heels and such. The Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Body Cream is a game-changer. To moisturize feet, apply a generous amount of this vanilla and spun sugar blend, throw on some socks, and voila! As with the hand cream, if you’re looking for an overnight treatment, apply a more generous amount and allow it to penetrate while you sleep.
I’m not worried about hydration this season, and if you follow these easy steps, you shouldn’t be either. From the top of my head to the bottoms of my toes, these products ensure that I’m moisturized and smooth, no matter the circumstances. So try it. Not only will your hair and skin thank you, but the increased self-care will leave you feeling better on the inside as well.
Searching for even more moisturizing tips? Check out our guide on How To Moisturize Natural Hair.