Moisturizing your skin after you take a shower is in most people’s everyday routine. But are you moisturizing with the right product? The American Academy of Dermatology stresses that people should be using an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Ointments have the best effect for smoothing skin and increasing moisture. While a cream is still better than a lotion, it still falls behind ointments in terms of moisturizing benefits. There are still benefits to cream, though. Cream is good for making dry or irritated skin feel light and cool. The least effective is of course lotion. Lotion’s emulsion properties are way less effective compared to ointments or creams.
Next time you are at the store, make sure you are buying a product that will help your skin look and feel as flawless as possible.