In Roman times gladiators rubbed olive oil on their body to better resist wounds (and to heal them) as well as making it difficult for the opponent to hold their grip. Today there are numerous reasons why skin can benefit from a quality moisturizer.
Why use a body cream?
Treating your skin and keeping it hydrated, in fact, prevents a lot of problems:
- During Winter the skin will redden less and will not crack.
- Hands will not have that terrible "asphalt" effect and will not burn (which sometimes makes it impossible to even wash them).
- Skin will be less prone to infections, dermatitis and scaly eczema.
- In Summer, skin will be less prone to burn, to peel, to dry out.
- Over time you will have less age spots.
Man’s skin is usually thicker (20%) and oilier than woman's, and not only during puberty or adolescence. The male skin benefits best from cosmetic products with dedicated and specific formulations. The importance of texture and fragrance, much appreciated by men is not negligible. In fact, man often replaces perfume with deodorants, aftershave or just with a fresh and fragranced body cream.
What type of the body cream works best?
- First of all it should be moisturizing but not oily, gel and cream treatments are better than vegetable oils.
- Secondly, with formulations based on purifying ingredients such as tea tree or essential oils of lemon or bergamot.
- Lastly, especially if the cream is applied after sport, it should contain active ingredients that are anti-fatigue.
When to apply the body cream?
Every morning after the shower and always after the gym, the pool or physical activity in general.
We recommend the Monmore Body Cream with Bamboo & Shea Butter.
SHEA BUTTER is extremely moisturizing and very hydrating, when applied to the skin it provides immediate softness and smoothness. But it has other proven benefits.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information published a study indicating that shea nuts and shea fat (shea butter) constitute a significant source of anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor promoting compounds. Another study from the American Journal of Life Sciences claims that shea butter boosts collagen production, demonstrating anti-aging properties.
BAMBOO has healing properties.
If you cut your skin and put bamboo on it, it will heal faster.
The Chinese have known this for centuries (they’ve always used it to make infections heal faster), but now science has confirmed it too.
Bamboo also has the following properties:
- It has excellent moisturizing properties
- It has some good sun screening abilities (good enough to enhance your sunscreen, not good enough to replace it!)
- It can reduce melanin production, helping dark spots fade away.
Impressive, isn’t it?
Of course, there must be enough bamboo extract in the cream to get the job done. Just a sprinkle won’t do.