How to Use Body Lotion

Even the simplest skincare products, like body lotion, require proper application for effective treatment. Learn more about how to apply body lotion correctly and find body lotions specifically tailored to different areas of the body for maximum benefits.

What is Body Lotion?

Body lotion is a moisturizer with a  lighter consistency than creams but a richer formula than facial moisturizer. Body lotions contain hydrating ingredients like oils and humectants, and you can choose one based on your skin type and the specific concerns you hope to treat.

Benefits of Body Lotion

One of the key benefits of body lotion is moisturization. Body lotion helps reduce the appearance of dehydrated skin. To reduce the feeling of rough texture and discomfort, apply lotion to damp skin. Doing so helps prevent water from evaporating as quickly off skin. Signs of an impaired skin barrier due to water loss are  visible redness, flakiness, and irritation. Different lotions are formulated to treat a variety of concerns, including sensitive skin, acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris, and cellulite.

How to Use Body Lotion

  1. Choose the right body lotion for your skin type.
  2. Apply lotion to cleansed skin immediately after a shower.
  3. Apply a coin-sized dollop of lotion on your palm and apply from the bottom up.
  4. Evenly distribute the lotion over your entire body. Gently massage
  5. Use a separate product for your face lotion or cream.

Using Body Lotion for Specific Areas

Not all areas of the body have the same amount or type of dryness. Combining products for different body areas can be beneficial for complete visible skin rejuvenation.

Arms and Legs

The arms and legs are two of the most visible areas of the body. The Kukui Coconut After Bath Moisturizer or Tahitian Vanilla After Bath Moisturizer offer intense hydration with beautiful fragrances.

Back, Chest, and Buttocks

Dehydrated skin on the back, chest, and buttocks can appear morehydrated and softer lookingwith our exfoliating Papaya Pineapple Bamboo Body Polish or the Mint Renewal White Sand Body Polish. These exfoliating products remove surface dead skin cells so that body oil or lotion can be more effective. For the buttocks, we recommend the Espresso Limόn Slimming Oil specifically designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Elbows, Knees, and Feet

Skin on the elbows, knees, and feet is often more prone to dryness and has a thicker texture because of calluses and dry skin. We recommend a body polish like the Mint Renewal White Sand or Cinnamon Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Polish to exfoliate the skin followed by a rich body lotion like the Kukui Nut Coconut Massage & Body Oil.


The hands often show signs of aging like age spots and crepey skin. During the colder months, our hands also become dry, and the skin can crack. Our Peptide Rich Hand Cream locks in moisture and gives your hands instant hydration for smoother, softer looking skin.

Recommended Products

Some of our most popular body lotions for everyday use include:

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When should I apply body lotion?

Body lotion should be applied in the morning and/or at night when you shower. Hand creams and application on the elbows or knees may be needed a few times throughout the day if you are bothered by dry skin.

Are you supposed to wash off body lotion?

Body lotion should not be washed off. Let the lotion soak into your skin so that you can enjoy the full moisturizing benefits.

Do you use body lotion in the shower or after?

Body lotion should be used immediately after a shower while your skin is damp. Warm, slightly damp skin allows the lotion to penetrate onto the skin. 

Can you use body lotion every day?

Body lotion should be used at least once per day to maintain soft, hydrated skin.



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