How To Use A Body Moisturizer

Body moisturizer should be a daily part of your shower routine, but do you know why it’s so important? We will be discussing the benefits of body lotion and how you can most effectively use it on specific areas of the body that are prone to dehydrated skin.

What is Body Moisturizing Lotion?

Body lotion is a moisturizer that typically has a richer formula designed to help with the tougher skin on your body. Lotions are thinner than creams because they have a higher percentage of water. This allows body lotion to be spread more easily across larger areas and it gives the skin a hydration boost. Thin lotions can also be easily absorbed onto the skin, creating immediate results and has many long-term benefits. 

Benefits of Body Lotion

Dehydrated, dry skin often looks unhealthy and can leave your skin at risk of more damaging skin conditions. Lightweight body lotion keeps your skin moisturized and achieves the following skin benefits:

Hydrates Skin

One of the main reasons to use lotion is for instant hydration and to lock in moisture. The skin can easily become dehydrated and dry due to age, weather, or simply not using the right skincare products. Dry skin can cause embarrassment and physical discomfort. With repeated use, body lotion can keep your skin soft and supple while minimizing the look of wrinkles and signs of aging.

Perfect for Rough Spots & Patches

Calluses and rough skin patches often develop on the elbows, knees, feet, and palms of the hands. The elbows and knees are simply more prone to dryness, which can lead to rough skin, and the feet are prone to calluses because of wear and tear. You might develop calluses from a labor-intensive job or one that requires you to stand for long periods of time. Walking barefoot on pavement, sand, or gravel can also cause calluses to build up on the feet.

Feels and Smells Good

Body lotions often contain nourishing ingredients that also smell great. Scented lotions with coconut oil, lavender, or vanilla are some of the more common scents. They can put you into a relaxing mindset and relax the body as you give yourself a massage to apply the lotion.

Glowing Skin

Hydrated skin has a natural radiance that will enhance your youthful appearance. Without proper moisturization, the skin becomes dull, and blemishes are more apparent. Body lotion is rich in  moisturizing properties which helps the skin's overall radiance. 

How to Use Body Lotion

  1. Pick the right body lotion for your skin type.
  2. Use immediately after a shower.
  3. Apply a coin-size dollop and warm it between your hands.
  4. Distribute evenly and massage the skin.
  5. Continue adding lotion until the area is fully saturated.
  6. Repeat daily after each shower.

Using Body Lotion for Specific Areas

The elbows, hands, knees, neck, and shoulders all require a little extra attention when applying body lotion. Lotion should be applied to these areas after your shower, and you might need to reapply throughout the day. 

Our Recommend Products

We offer a variety of body lotions with high-quality ingredients and beautiful fragrances:

If you can’t decide, consider our After Bath Trio with kukui, lavender, and vanilla scents. We also offer specialized lotions like the Peptide-Rich Hand Cream for age spots and dry patches and Relief Arnica Cream for sore muscle concerns. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply body lotion?

Body lotion application should be done on the entire body after each shower and as needed throughout the day. More frequent application may be needed for the hands, elbows, knees, and neck.

Do you wash off body lotion?

Allow the lotion to absorb into the skin without rubbing it off.

Should I use body lotion every day?

Yes. Body lotion should be used after each shower, immediately after drying off, since body lotions tend to be most effective on moist skin. 

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