How To And When To Use Lotions

The cosmetics industry is more than oversaturated with products these days. Everything from lotions to skin serums and lip balms. You’ll find that every big star has released a brand of his or her very own products, promising to deliver ageless, beautifying results.

While some of these products might deliver, it honestly is more about knowing when, where, and how to properly utilize these products. That’s right, it does matter when you apply lotions and how you apply them. A good body lotion is a must-have product when it comes to soft, hydrated, and smooth skin.

Ashy elbow, dehydrated legs, and rough, blotchy patches cannot likely be cured naturally. Simply put, they won’t go away on their own. It’s not only important to make sure you are using the right products to target the right skin ailments, but it’s critical to make sure you are applying such products at the most opportune times.

After A Shower

After a shower, you likely take the time to brush your teeth, comb your hair, or apply deodorant and cologne. So, why not take a little extra time to apply body lotions? It will be more than worthwhile because this is when your skin has the most moisture. When the skin is wet, it will be full of moisture.

When you throw in the fact that most moisturizing products work best when the skin is already hydrated, it becomes as simple as adding 2 plus 2. After a shower, the water will evaporate from the skin more quickly. This oftentimes leaves the skin dry. If you want to lock in that moisture, preventing it from escaping, apply lotion while your skin is still slightly damp.

Before Exercising

Exercising not only does wonders for the mind and body, but many tend to overlook the effects it has on their skin. You sweat, right? Well, that sweat is in contact with your skin and pores. It becomes even more critical to exercise proper precautions when exercising in the elements. If the weather is dry or cold, you’ll skin will dry out even faster than normal. A good lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer can help prevent these very conditions. Simply apply a small layer to the exposed parts of your body before venturing outdoors. This will help reduce the dryness you experience post-workout.

After Shaving

The dreaded act of shaving. Unfortunately, this is something that many must do every day. Although it has probably become a natural part of your daily routine, it still consumes a lot of time. As you can probably imagine it also has a huge effect on the skin. When shaving, you are not only removing unwanted body hairs, but you are removing the top layer of skin cells. You’ll get similar effects and results when you exfoliate. The best way to combat such conditions, while also protecting the newly exposed skin from dryness is to apply a proper moisturizer. As a matter of fact, this will not only help with dryness, but it’ll help with razor burn and as wellas other unwanted skin irritations.

Before Bed

You likely already know that rest reenergizes the body and mind. It’s essential, however, you might not realize just how much moisture is drawn out of the skin during the ritual. Therefore, it becomes essential to apply a reputable lotion like MYMYST before going to bed. Applying the lotion right before you fall asleep will not only help moisturize the skin during the night, but it’ll give you calm, soft, and smooth skin that’ll feel great as you slip between the sheets. You might find that the routine relaxes you and helps you fall asleep faster.

After Washing And Sanitizing Your Hands

With the recent scare of COVID, many find themselves washing and sanitizing their hands on a more regular basis. It only makes sense really. Well, if you go back up and scan the section about applying lotion after a shower, you’ll see just how essential it is to apply lotion after washing your hands.

Washing your hands creates the same effects as a shower. Applying lotion after sanitizing is even more crucial, as these products contain alcohol. Alcohol really sucks the moisture out of the skin. Apply a good, quality lotion after washing or sanitizing will help prevent chapping as well as other potential irritations. Hand cream will work especially well for the task.

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