Those that think all body lotions are created equally are sorely mistaken. While all formulas provide moisture, some inexpensive varieties mask the problem by covering up the dryness instead of healing it.
Therefore, you need to scrutinize that label of any body lotion
carefully before buying if you expect to keep your skin healthy and in the best
Start making it a habit of reading labels to see what you
are paying for. Ingredients are listed from the most prevalent to the
least on any product label. The first three ingredients are the most
important for skin benefits.
Look for a phytobotanical oil that is derived from plants such as Shea butter, Jojoba Oil, or oils taken from fruits
(like peach oil or coconut oil, etc.) for effectively nourishing your skin.
Cheaper formulas often substitute mineral oil which will
appear to soothe, but is more a temporary fix for skin.
Natural formulations, on the other hand, are more expensive
due to active ingredients from plants or fruits since they are closely
resembling our own skin oils when
compared chemically. Those potent components provide the healing skin
The next on your lookout list when buying your body lotion
revolves around scent since not all scents are made the same way as well.
For instance, if you pick up a bottle of lavender body lotion and expect to
benefit for its mood soothing qualities, then it must contain lavender as an
Essential oils are the only scents that have beneficial
properties since they were extracted from plants so keep that in mind. Lavender from fragrance oil will do nothing except let you smell
pretty. Again, this is the reason natural and organic formulas are more
costly than some drugstore brands.
Remember to apply your body lotion after your shower or
bath while you are still damp. Be sure to moisturize within ten minutes so
that you get the most advantage out of it. By making a few adjustments to your routine, your skin will be more beautiful and better nourished than ever!