Whatever skin type you have, regularly applying moisturizer, or lotion, on your body skin is an essential part of your complete skin care regimen.
Leaving it out might quickly cause redness or flaking, and in time it can allow wrinkles and other aging signs to show up on your skin earlier than they otherwise might. Also, if you have sensitive skin or a skin condition, moisturizing regularly might help ease some of the irritation.
To get the most out of your moisturizer, first prime your skin. While in the shower, use an exfoliating body scrub a few times a week to exfoliate. Removing dead skin cells before adding a moisturizing lotion or cream may help your skin absorb the product and increase hydration. Then, within three minutes of getting out of the bath or shower, apply lotion to trap the moisture on your skin. By adding this step to your regular routine, you can ditch dry, itchy skin for good.
The best time to apply a moisturizer is right after leaving the shower or bath. When applied immediately after bathing, the product is able to trap some of the water still on your body and use it to hydrate your skin. Before applying moisturizer, be sure to pat your skin with a towel until it’s almost dry instead of rubbing it, as toweling dry vigorously can irritate sensitive skin.
Bath time isn’t the only time of day you can moisturize. Especially during the dry cold months, you may find that you need to apply a lotion or cream several times over the course of the day. It’s best to apply as needed in these conditions.
Don’t forget about your hands, which may be under extra stress due to repeated washings with harsh soaps.
Applying body lotion is one of the few inexpensive ways that people can pamper themselves.
Body lotion seals moisture into the skin to prevent drying, while body care lotion softens rough elbows and heels, along with other dry areas of the skin. A quality body lotion can work wonders on scaly, dehydrated skin that feels rough and looks unattractive, and hand body lotion works especially well on the hands and feet, but can be applied all over the body.
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