Best times to apply body lotion.helensakwe | 08.04.2021 | 0 | Health
Best times to apply body lotion
Body lotions are food for the body and everyone is supposed to use them as they keep our bodies moist, clean, fresh and healthy. But, they are not just supposed to be applied at any hour or time of the day. Below are the best times to apply them.
After a shower
According to Dr. Kaminer, one of the best times to apply body lotion is directly after showering. Your body has the most moisture when it is wet, and most moisturizers work best when skin is already hydrated. After a shower, water evaporates off your skin quickly, which can leave your skin feeling dry.
The best way to seal in the moisture is to apply lotion immediately after a shower while skin is slightly damp.
If you are going to exercise outdoors, peep your skin by applying a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer first. If the weather is cold or the air is dry, this can help reduce the dryness that may occur post-workout.
In addition to removing unwanted body hair, shaving also removes the top layer of surface skin cells, as if you had exfoliated. To help protect newly exposed skin from dryness, as well as to soothe any razor irritation, apply a body lotion or moisturizer after shaving.
Moisture is pulled out of the skin as we sleep. So applying body lotion right before bed is key. Plus, soft and smooth skin is always a nice feeling as you slip into the sheets.
After showering and Sanitizing your hands
With frequent hand washing and sanitizing due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our hands have taken a beating. To help replenish moisture and prevent irritation and chapping be sure to apply a cream immediately after you wash or apply a hand sanitizer.
Above are best times to apply body lotions and let the magic do the work by just applying at the right time.