The 5 Best Body Moisturizers For Humid Weather
August is undoubtedly the hottest month of the year here in the States, and, for those of us that live in certain climates, it’s also the most humid. Of all the skin care steps that can feel unbearable in humid weather, moisturizing your body from head to toe can easily rank at the top. That extra layer of cream just doesn’t feel all that nourishing when paired with sweat, stickiness, and that weighed-down feeling humidity can create. Before you skip out on this much-needed skin care step, read this. We’ve rounded up our picks for the five best body moisturizers to use in humid weather. Feel free to thank us later.
Vichy Ideal Body Serum-Milk
The most important thing to look for in a hot weather body moisturizer? A lightweight formula, and this serum-milk from Vichy fits the bill. The body lotion is formulated with hyaluronic acid—the hydration powerhouse we can’t get enough of at Skincare.com, thanks to its ability to hold up to 1000x its weight in moisture—micro-exfoliating LHA, and 10 essential oils including jojoba, sunflower, rose hip, and apricot kernel. It offers the freshness of a cooling gel—much-needed on days with soaring temps—with the comfort of a body lotion, in a fast-absorbing formula that won’t feel sticky or greasy on skin, no matter how humid things get. Apply after showering to help lock in moisture and go—no need to wait around before getting dressed!
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion
Another fantastic, lightweight dress-and-go option is a favorite from Kiehl’s. A lighter version of the classic Creme de Corps—the cream with a cult following to say the least!—this lotion helps to hydrate and soften skin without weighing it down. Formulated with jojoba butter, olive fruit oil, and sweet almond oil, the lotion absorbs quickly to help skin maintain its natural moisture balance and prevent moisture loss. You’re left with a silky, non-greasy feel!
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet
Give your body a refreshing, frosty burst of moisture on a hot, humid day with this body sorbet from The Body Shop. The brand’s body sorbets have cool, gel textures that are lightweight, fast-absorbing, and enriched with aloe vera. The Fuji Green Tea scent is crisp and fresh, making it perfect for sweaty days plus, it’s formulated with antioxidant green tea from Japan for added skin benefits!
Carol’s Daughter Ecstasy Frappe Body Lotion
On especially humid days, give yourself a little ecstasy care of this lightweight, fast-absorbing lotion from Carol’s Daughter. Formulated with grapeseed and rice bran oil, aloe leaf juice, and shea and cocoa butters, the lotion offers moisture wrapped in an incredibly irresistible scent.
Lancôme Hydra Fraîchelle
For dry, dehydrated skin that needs nourishment and moisture without that greasy, weighed-down feeling, reach for this lightweight lotion from Lancôme. Formulated with vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, and apricot kernel oil, the lotion provides skin with a lasting veil of hydration and an invigorating fresh, floral scent