Having a good skin care regimen is probably the most important self care routine a woman can have. Your skin represents you. Once it’s damaged, it takes lots of time and money to repair. It’s recommended that women start a lucrative skin care regimen as early as 18 to prepare their skin for the future.
But how do you know which is the best skin care lotion for you? There are so many brands on the market these days and they all promise to improve dry, oily or combination skin by promoting good hydration and a moisturizing seal.
Check out some of the ideas below for how to pick the best skincare lotion to have on hand to make sure your skin is always hydrated and moisturized!
How to Choose the Best Skincare Lotion
Knowing your skin type is important when choosing a good skin care lotion regimen. Most lotions will accommodate combination, dry, oily or normal skin types. However, if you suffer from sensitive skin, you definitely want to pick a lotion that caters to you.
The worst thing to do is pick a lotion with chemicals that are harsh to your skin. This could cause breakouts or extremely dry skin that leads to itching and skin irritation.
Usage directions are another thing to be aware of when thinking about skin care lotion. Yes! Putting on lotion has directions! Most lotions can be used daily and multiple times a day. There are also lotions that can only be used in the shower because the water from the shower actually activates the moisturizing qualities of the lotion.
Type of Lotion
Cream or Butter? Again, there are many different “types” of lotion. You have body cream, body butter, hand lotion, face lotion, lotion that is better for elbows and heels, etc. Body creams and butters are good for the whole body with emphasis on knees, elbows and heels.
There are body moisturizers and serums that leave skin glowing and supple. Skin moisturizers are also good for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving elasticity. So many choices. So little time!
What’s in your lotion? Are you interested in vegan lotion? A cruelty free lotion? Most lotion is made with shea butter which has a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins and is the best ingredient in lotion for softening and soothing skin of any skin type. Other ingredients may include beeswax, grape seed oil, and mineral oil just to name a few.
The ingredients also determine the scent of the lotion. You’ll want a lavender or peppermint oil scented lotion for a more relaxing experience and different floral and citric acids for a more fun, flirty scent.
The Best Women’s Skincare Lotion
One thing we can’t forget is the portability of lotion. Especially in the winter months when your skin is prone to drying out from the harsh weather conditions, a good purse version of your favorite lotion is a must! Make sure it’s a good hand cream or all over body lotion.
First, you want to make sure you know your skin type so you can choose the right lotion for you. Second, check to make sure you know when the best time to use your chosen lotion is; after shower, in the shower, morning and night, etc. Third, are you using a body cream, butter, moisturizer or serum? Lastly, what ingredients are in your lotion? If you’re looking for vegan lotion, did you choose one that hasn’t been tested on animals?
Are you looking for a calming body lotion that promotes a good night sleep or a fresh floral scent for spring? Don’t let choosing a lotion be overwhelming. At the end of the day, as long as you’re moisturized and your skin is smooth, you’ve met the goal!