How to Choose the Body Lotion for Skin Care

Lotion is the most popular moisturizer because it’s easy to use. The basic function of the body lotion is to moisturize the skin. Read further for tips to choose right body lotion.

1. Consider your skin type. If your skin is dry, look for a body lotion that gives extra moisturizing. If you have oily skin, try light lotion and avoid buying mineral waxes, mineral oils and other pore clogging ingredients. An oil-free moisturizer should be used along with a good quality body lotion for this type. Choosing the best skin care body lotion for your skin type is the key to beautiful and healthy skin. It helps to prevent pre-mature wrinkles, acne and many other skin-related problems. For sensitive skin type, choose lotions that are labeled hypoallergenic. These lotions are free of dyes, preservatives, and fragrances. Test a new lotion in an inconspicuous spot first to be sure it does not cause redness or irritation. In addition, for mature skin, use products that have anti-ageing properties and ingredients for lessening wrinkles, age spots and fine lines.

2. Read the ingredient label. The finest moisturizers are usually the simplest one. Avoid products that contain ammonia derivatives, which are harsh on skin. And avoid some harmful ingredients like preservatives in the form of parabens. Look for a product that is white and clear without added FD&C dyes.

3. Test the product. Try a small amount of the body lotion on your hand. It should absorb quickly and not feel greasy. The moisturizer should feel good on your skin. Pick a scented lotion that is close to the perfume that you are using. If it is your first time to use that brand of body lotion, you may want to ask for samples first before buying them. If there are no samples being given out, buy a small bottle first.

4. Follow your budget. If you have one. Saving on a body lotion depends on your budget. Don’t think that the more expensive the moisturizer is, the better it is for your skin. The price of a moisturizer doesn’t relate to its effectiveness. The best body lotion is one that effectively moisturizes your skin, and doesn’t cause side effect. Pick the one that feels best, smells good, and delivers the best result for you.

If you follow the above tips, you are well on your way to better skin.

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