Are you looking for a lazy way to moisturise?! Have you had too much sun?! Then I have the answer…
Johnsons Baby Oil with Aloe Vera
The Johnson’s baby brand is famous for it’s gentle products but they aren’t just for babies, they work wonders on an adults skin too, particularly if you have sensitive skin as they don’t contain any harsh ingredients. Today I thought I’d share with you one of my personal skincare favourites from Johnson’s, their Baby Oil, in particular the one with Aloe Vera.
Johnson’s Baby Oil is famous for locking in up to ten times more moisture on wet skin than many lotions do on dry skin. I’ve tried applying it as a moisturiser after just getting out of the bath and I can testify that it does work very well at moisturising my skin and keeping it soft and supple all day, although I wont continue using it like this as I have other body moisturisers that I prefer, like Palmers Cocoa Butter and Decleor Aroma Confort. My most frequent uses of Johnson’s Baby Oil with Aloe Vera are as a treatment for sunburn and as a way to moisturise my whole body when, quite frankly, I can’t be bothered to get the body butter out!
The lazy way to moisturise
My favourite way to use Johnson’s Baby Oil is in my bath water, as not only does this provide a relaxing experience but it also moisturises my whole body with very little effort. I run a nice hot bath and squirt about a centimetres worth into the bath water just before I get in and then I soak for about 15 minutes before getting out, standing for a minute or so to drip dry and then patting my skin dry with a towel. It makes my skin noticeably soft and smooth, hydrated and moisturised and keeps it looking and feeling silky and supple all day. Considering I usually splash out on my signature Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil every few months, this makes an affordable alternative to use in between my Jo baths and will help to make it last a little longer; I’m sure my purse will thank me for this.
A point to add regarding adding baby oil to bath water; I make sure that I keep my hair tied up and ensure that if I’m washing it that I use the shower head otherwise the bath oil will make my hair greasy, oh and I always use a separate towel to dry my hair as again, if the towel has oil on then it will transfer to my hair.
A treatment for sunburn
Johnson’s Baby Oil with Aloe Vera can also be used to soothe sunburned skin if you’ve been unlucky enough to be caught out in the sun for too long. Aloe Vera is great for soothing sunburn as it helps to cool it down and take the redness out of the skin. If I am using the baby oil as a treatment for sunburn, I either add it to my bath, or I apply it instead of my usual moisturiser either straight away or after a shower. A point worth noting here, is to make sure that the baby oil is applied at night, or at least not in hot sunshine weather. If you have baby oil on your skin and then go back out into the hot sunshine then your skin will fry!
Johnsons Baby Oil is available from all the usual places; Boots, Superdrug, pharmacies and supermarkets but I like to look out for it in shops like Body Care and Savers where it is available at an even cheaper price. I picked this one up in Savers for £1.49 which is an absolute steal compared to my favourite body oil of all time, the Jo Malone Pomegranite Noir Bath Oil… and that one doesn’t do anything special to treat sun drenched skin!
What are your favourite Johnson’s products? Do you have any lazy ways to moisturise?