Keeping your skin moisturized is important to keep it healthy and protected. So it’s no surprise that using a body lotion is a must. If you have dry skin, the need to hydrate it becomes double too. But seeing how hot it is most of the year for us, it’s a challenge to want to lather on a moisturizer all the time.
The good news is they’re not all sticky and icky though. You just have to find the one that works for you. What is it exactly?
Which body lotion is best for dry skin?
Look for nourishing ingredients in the lotion’s formula. Some of the best ones are hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, shea butter, lanolin, petrolatum and glycerin. These are all moisturizing and work perfectly for those with dry skin.
Now there’s still the part about body moisturizers being a bit too heavy especially when they need to be extra hydrating. Texture plays a big part in making sure your after shower — and all the time beyond that — is a good experience.
Fortunately, there are so many products on the market now that can give ample moisture without the heaviness. Here are some of them.
Best body lotions for dry skin
1. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
This lotion has soothing oatmeal, which is great if you have extra dry skin. It’s also lightweight so you won’t need to worry about feeling icky especially when it’s hot.
2. Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizing Lotion
This one’s packed with moisture. It’s a bit on the thicker side, but it does get absorbed fully and leaves your skin feeling smooth and amply hydrated.
3. Johnson’s Milk + Rice Lotion
Yes, it’s a baby lotion! But don’t discount its moisturizing power. It’s gentle on the skin but delivers hydration like ‘adult’ moisturizers.
4. Myra Classic Moisturizing Vitamin Lotion
If you’re looking for a no-fuss moisturizer that leaves the skin feeling hydrated, this is the one to pick up. It’s also infused with nourishing vitamins E, C, B3, B5, and B6.
5. Nivea Intensive Moisture Body Milk
This lotion from Nivea promises to give you smooth and soft skin with the help of vitamin E and avocado oil.
6. Silka Premium Whitening Papaya Lotion
No, this won’t bleach your skin and suddenly give you a whiter complexion. What it does do is give you soft and smooth skin with added radiance.
7. SNAILWHITE Body Booster SPF30/PA+++
This one’s called a ‘booster’ because it amps up your skin’s natural radiance. This gets plus points for the SPF!
8. The Body Shop Body Yogurt
If you want lightweight, this one’s it. This gets absorbed quite quickly, leaving your skin feeling smooth and silky fast. The scents are great too and they last quite long.
9. Vaseline Gluta-Hya
So, glutathione’s quite controversial because of its promise to whiten the skin. But its presence in this lotion won’t really change your complexion drastically. If anything, use this for the moisturizing hyaluronic acid it has.
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