Why it’s good to always have some nearby
This is something we all most likely do every day, in the morning after a shower and in the evening before bed. But do we think about how important it is and why we do it? Applying body lotion is one of the few simple ways that we can pamper ourselves daily. Body lotion seals moisture into the skin to prevent drying. A quality body lotion can work wonders on scaly, dehydrated skin that feels rough and looks unattractive, and hand body lotion works especially well on the hands and feet, but of course, can also be applied all over the body. Let’s take a moment to talk about why body lotion is such a simple daily luxury to treat yourself with and how it helps us.
- It re-hydrates dry skin
People who work in harsh climates often apply body lotion regularly, perhaps even multiple times a day. Skin that is chapped or dried from wind, cold, or heat can be ignored. People with sensitive skin are even more vulnerable, no matter which type of climate they live in, their skin can become dry and irritated easily, sometimes even from indoor heat. Quality body lotion, applied after each shower or bath, helps to seal moisture in the skin keeping it hydrated and supple. If you live in a harsh climate, it’s a good idea to keep a bottle of your favorite body lotion in your car or purse so you always have it on hand when you begin to feel dried out.
- It replenishes extra dry or rough spots on the skin
Even if your normal skin type is oily or normal, you might have rough areas on your body, like around the elbows or knees that could benefit from skin lotion applications after a bath or at bedtime. With regular use, a replenishing lotion can ease rough skin and make it as smooth and silky as the rest of your body.
- It helps smooth calluses
If you are on your feet quite a bit you may have developed rough calluses that are dry and unsightly. Body lotion can make these areas feel supple again and look better by providing a moisture layer to rehydrate the dry skin.
- It feels and smells good
Who doesn’t love the feel of creamy lotion on their tired limbs or torso? As you apply lotion, engage your senses, breath deeply and take in the yummy scent and enjoy the relaxing sensation of lotion applied to your feet, legs, or arms. There are as many lotion types as you have moisturizing needs, so take advantage of the wealth of scents and textures to find one that suits your personality and needs.
- Help yourself relax
Even if your skin is in great shape and does not need to be moisturized too much, try a body massage with scented lotion on your hands. The feel of gentle softness on your skin rotating in firm, steady massage movements can remove stress, subdue pain, and enhance endorphins to make you feel great. What a wonderful gift to present to someone who is feeling tired out and worn down!
- Soften the roughest parts of your body
Do your legs dry out after shaving? How about rough hands or toughened heels? No matter your age or lifestyle, body lotion can do wonders to help you relax and appreciate the simple comforts of life. You may want to keep a bottle of body lotion in the kitchen for your hands after doing dishes or in the bathroom after a quick wash-up. Put some in the spare bathroom for guests. Place a bottle of your favorite scented lotion in the bedroom to feel smooth and smell sweet at bedtime.
Body care lotion serves a variety of purposes that benefit users in everyday life or for specific situations. Men and women in all walks of life, climates, and regions sometimes need skin hydration and moisturizing. As women get older and their skin becomes drier, body lotion should become a staple that helps to keep skin healthy. If you think about the various ways in which you used skin lotion over the past year, you may be surprised to find that it is more common than you might think. From skincare to health management and anti-aging treatments, body lotion serves a multitude of needs that we may overlook or take for granted.
Hand and body lotion is one of those items we should have in every bathroom, next to the kitchen sink, in your car, in your backpack while hiking, and anywhere else you can think that you might be where you would want to have it with you.
How many bottles of lotion do you have right now? Where do you have them? Do you always bring lotion with you? Share and comment below.