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Doctor insights on: Hydrating Lotion

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How does lotion or creme hydrate skin? Which works better?

How does lotion or creme hydrate skin?  Which works better?

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

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How effective is the johnson body care lotion in keeping your skin hydrated and healthy?

How effective is the johnson body care lotion in keeping your skin hydrated and healthy?

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

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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?

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

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I have a armpit rash, is it okay to use vaseline hydrating lotion on it?

I have a armpit rash, is it okay to use vaseline hydrating lotion on it?

Vaseline is helpful: Vaseline or hydrating lotion is helpful in many conditions causing a rash. However, the rash could be due to a contact allergy or a fungal infection for which you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why dose my son eat. Lotion?

Why dose my son eat. Lotion?

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

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What if we use morr-f 7.5% lotion?

What if we use morr-f 7.5%  lotion?

No problem: This is a topical solution used for hair loss. There should be no problems with it and it may help. ...Read more