Winter can be an especially hard time for our skin. With the cold, dry air comes flaking, itchy skin, but with regular use of body lotion, we can keep our skin healthy and moisturized. But there is a right way and a wrong way to apply body lotion! Let's take a look at how much product you should use, when you should use it, and mistakes to avoid.
How Much Should You Use?
When applying body lotion, it's important to not overdo it. Start with a nickel-sized dollop of your favorite body lotion per body part—and spread it out evenly over the entire area for best results. Rubbing in the lotion until it disappears helps lock in moisture without leaving any residue or feeling greasy. If you find that your skin still feels dry after application, then feel free to add more. But remember: Less is more when it comes to using body lotion!
When Should You Use Body Lotion?
Body lotion should be used twice per day—once right after showering and once just before bedtime. After taking showers or baths, patting yourself dry with a towel and immediately applying body lotion will help lock in moisture while your pores are still open from the hot water. Applying before bedtime will also ensure that your skin stays soft while you sleep—no more waking up to dry flaky patches on your arms or legs!
Mistakes to Avoid
One common mistake people make when applying body lotion is using too much all at once instead of spreading out the product evenly across their whole body. Doing this causes uneven absorption and can lead to clogged pores and breakouts on certain areas of the skin where too much was applied. Another mistake people make is using body lotions that are too thick or heavy for their skin type; this leads to excess oil buildup on the surface of the skin which can cause irritation or breakouts as well. When selecting a product, always remember to choose one that corresponds with your individual skin type (dry/oily/combination).
Keeping our skin hydrated during winter months doesn't have to be difficult if we know what we're doing! By using our favorite body lotion twice per day—once after showering and once before bed—and avoiding thick creams that are too heavy for our individual skin types, we can keep our skin healthy, moisturized, and happy all winter long!