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Cream is better: The purpose of emollients (creams and lotions) is to help maintain the hydration of the skin. Both lotions and creams contain water and oils (lipids), but they differ on the amounts. Lotions have more water, less oil, but creams have the opposite composition. The water hydrates, but the oil keeps the water in the skin. Without oil, the water would just evaporate off. Use creams. ...Read more
Dry skin?: There are several good moisturizers out there. The best time to apply your moisturizer is immediately after a bath or shower. For the cold dry air in the winter, you may need something thicker and more like a cream rather than a lotion. ...Read more
After cleansing i know i need to seal in hydration with a moisturizing cream. Is there any benefit to layering a lotion underneath the cream?
duplicating efforts: Moisturizing lotion is lighter than a cream. So adding lotion first, and moisturizer is not going to make the effects any better. In fact you may be somewhat duplicating effort. If you're using a moisturizing cream at night, you probably will not need the lotion. A serum would be better to use in place of a lotion, if you're going to combine it with the moisturizing cream. This depends how dry your skin is. ...Read more
What can I use on my skin to help it remain hydrated, without interfering with my eczema? I have eczema, followed by extremely dry skin. No matter what substance i apply to my skin, it always seem to dry up. I've tried lotion, vaseline, baby oil, and no
Lotion: Having 4 kids and 6 grandkids, the simple answer is because he can. Kids at this age explore their environment by putting everything in their mouth. You put lotion on him all the time and he sticks out his tongue to get some to explore and because it is a game to him. Fortunately it is not dangerous unless he were to eat the whole bottle. ...Read more
Skin Care: Multiple lotions have side effects and should not be used without a good dermatologist evaluation and recommendation. Over the counter medications fall into herbal treatments which are not monitored by the fda and are therefore able to offer unproven benefits and not disclosing the side effects. ...Read more
Drying agent: An astringent is something to dry up an area - would have to know what you were referring to. ...Read more
Cleansing: Astringents are used as cleansers for people with oily skin, as in a treatment of acne. Typically they are used after a facial cleanser and before a moisturizer. Using it more than once a day can be overlying drying and remove the face's natural oils, however, so you should only use it when necessary and probably not every day. ...Read more
Help please? What is a good 100% scent-free body lotion? Ddrug store or mart store variety is fine?
Healthtap: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more