There are actually quite a few different benefits of switching out your regular body lotion to a more botanical product. Most botanical body products are loaded with plant based ingredients that have been proven to help support your skin’s own natural healing and moisturizing properties.
Listed below are some of the most common plant based ingredients you may find in a botanical body lotion:
- Aloe Vera can soothe itchy skin and reduce redness and inflammation
- Yarrow is great at soothing sensitive skin that is prone to irritations
- Chamomile is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe the skin, reduce redness and blemishes
- Vitamin E is a seed oil that is commonly used for its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties
botanical lotions also avoid using synthetic chemicals like parabens and phthalates which have been shown to block or mimic your hormone functions. So when you are using a moisturizer with these synthetic ingredients in it they can trick your body into thinking it is being moisturized when in reality it isn’t. This can lead to excessive applications with little to no results - or worse, drier skin than you started with.
When choosing a botanical body lotion for dry skin you should consider choosing a shielding lotion like Skin MD. Not only is it filled with some of the most popular plant based botanicals that have been proven to soothe, support, and heal your skin but because of how a shielding lotion works. Skin MD bonds with your skin to create a barrier to help keep your body’s own natural oils and moisture in, but it also helps keep toxins and irritants out.