Moisturizing your skin is one of the important parts in your skin care routine. But with so many brands available, it can be confusing to choose the right lotion suitable for your skin. Read on to pick one or two helpful tips for you to choose the right lotion, perfect for a flawless skin.
It’s true that there are other skin care products such as moisturizers and creams that works similarly like lotion. But between moisturizer and lotion, there are notable differences such as their composition. Generally moisturizer and creams are thicker with higher amount of oils and emollients and they tend to be greasy. Lotion on the other hand, is the lighter version with high water to oil ratio, producing a runny, lighter consistency.
The main reason why we use lotion is to improve overall condition of the skin, plump up the skin, making them soft supple, and of course, to moisturize and protecting the skin from various elements from the environment.
Keep in mind though, just because the product you are holding labeled as ‘lotion’ doesn’t mean you can apply it liberally to your face. It’s because the skin on your face is much sensitive due to higher cell turnover rate and it’s less thick than the skin on the rest of your body. Thus it’s not recommended to use body lotion on the face due to its richer consistency that could block the pores in your face and cause acne breakout. On your face it is best to use a good facial moisturizer.
To choose a right lotion for a soft skin, it’s essential that you choose according to your skin types. For a dry skin, you need to have a lotion that is rich in emollients like grape seed oil and/or jojoba that will give ample hydration as well as keeping the moisture intact to keep your skin supple.
An oily skin will not benefit from too much of emollient in a lotion so you need to choose ones with higher water content to keep moisture while preventing the skin producing too much of natural oils. Here’s a tip: a lotion that is non-comedogenic is preferable as it won’t clog the pores, causing you unwanted acne breakouts. As for combination skin, you can choose a variety of lotions that can moisturize with lightweight oils such as cetyl alcohol.
And if you have sensitive skin, it’s highly recommended that you choose ones with calming ingredients such as aloe and chamomile to soothe irritated skin while avoiding ones with allergens and preservatives.
A good lotion should provide a good amount of hydration to keep your skin smooth and supple. Choose one suitable for your skin and your skin will thank you for it.