Applying moisturizer is one of the few inexpensive ways that people can pamper themselves. Moisturizer seals moisture into the skin to prevent drying, while body care lotion softens rough elbows and heels, along with other dry areas of the skin. A quality moisturizer 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 can be applied all over the body. Moisturizer provides many benefits to people who make time to use it on a regular basis.
1. Re-hydrate dried skin.
People who work in harsh climates often apply body lotion on a regular basis, perhaps even daily. Skin that is chapped or dried from wind, cold, or heat can be hard to treat with regular cosmetics. Some people have sensitive skin. No matter which type of climate they live in, their skin can become dry and irritated easily, sometimes even from indoor heat. Quality moisturizer, applied after each shower or bath, can help to seal moisture deep in the skin to keep it hydrated and supple. It may not be a bad idea to keep a bottled of your favorite scented moisturizer on hand for an after-bath application.
2. Replenish 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 moisturizer 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.
3. Smooth calluses.
If you are on your feet quite a bit you may have developed rough calluses that are painful and unsightly. A moist moisturizer can make these areas supple and help you to remove the dead skin easier than if you attempted it without lotion. If your calluses appear discolored, swollen, or have red streaks running from them, check with your doctor rather than trying to remove them yourself.
4. Feel and smell good.
People love the feel of creamy lotion on their tired limbs or torso. Enjoy the relaxing sensation of lotion applied to your feet, legs, or arms. Specialty stores, department stores, and gift shops carry many different scents of moisturizer to choose from. 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.
5. Help yourself relax.
Even if your skin is in great shape and does not need to be moisturized with lotion, try a body massage with scented lotion on the hands. You can even get lotion that heats up during application to add sensory warmth to the parts of your body to which it is applied.
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.
6. 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 Moisturizer 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 moisturizer in the bedroom to feel smooth and smell sweet at bedtime. There are dozens of uses for body lotion when you think about all the ways it can be applied to make your skin moist, supple, and sweet smelling.
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