Using a body cream or lotion makes our skin smooth and soft. Getting out of a shower we tend to use either one whichever one we can get our hands on- skin feeling dry once again we reach out for either. But do you know the difference between a body cream and a lotion? And how and when to use them? Wonder no more: Here’s what you need to know…
When to use Body Cream.
If you have a drier skin type.
Body creams are typically fit for drier skin types that may need more help keeping hydration locked inside.
Colder months or at night.
For locking on moisture during colder months or at night before bed to help your skin deal with transepidermal water loss.
On your hands, knees, and elbows.
Reach out and massage a rich cream into drier portions of your body—like the hands, feet, elbows, knees.
When to use Lotion.
Lotions, generally, are best for skin types that need some hydration—just not an extra-thick layer.
Humidity and in the Day.
It’s more readily absorbed by the skin and it leaves a less greasy residue. Lotions also tend to have a quicker dry-down time and an easier slip, which makes them more wearable for daytime hours.
On your chest, back, and shoulders.
Use on oiler areas of the body or areas prone to clogged pores. So your chest, back and shoulders.