How do I Choose the Best Moisturizing Body Cream?

Erin J. Hill
Erin J. Hill
Body creams should be selected based on a person's skin type.
Body creams should be selected based on a person's skin type.

You can choose the best moisturizing body cream by trying out various brands and formulas to find the one that works best for your skin. Always consider any skin allergies or sensitivities you have experienced in the past, and read each product’s ingredients carefully to ensure that you avoid any skin irritation. Common moisturizing agents include Shea and cocoa butter, both of which are naturally found and provide maximum moisture at affordable costs.

Cocoa butter is often an ingredient in moisturizing body creams.
Cocoa butter is often an ingredient in moisturizing body creams.

There are various ways to choose the best moisturizing body cream, and there are a wide variety of options in multiple price ranges. Keep in mind that more expensive does not always mean a better product, so you may do better by choosing the least expensive creams first and then working your way up if you do not find what you’re looking for right away. Use only one type of body cream at a time, that way if you have any allergic reactions or skin irritation you will know which product is to blame.

To try out each body cream, be sure to spread the product evenly over your skin and rub it in thoroughly to ensure proper absorption. Give any excess cream time to dry before you decide whether or not you like the way the it feels on your skin. Some problems, like an overly greasy cream, may be noticed right away. If there are no glaring issues the first time you use a particular product, keep using it as directed for a week to note any changes in your skin. You may be able to choose the best moisturizing body cream by doing this with just one cream.

Trying and comparing two or more body creams in this manner may be needed, however, to accurately choose the best moisturizing body cream. Pay careful attention to how your skin feels at the end of each test period to note if it feels softer and smoother. If you do not notice any change at all, or you experience itching or skin irritation, discontinue the use of that product. Severe irritation should be examined by a doctor.

Keep in mind that you may need a different moisturizing body cream for separate parts of your body. Creams that would work on your legs or arms will likely be too greasy for use on your face but may not be effective enough for rough areas like the bottoms of your feet or elbows. Experiment with various creams until you have one that leaves your skin feeling soft and supple without being greasy. Breakouts are also a sign that another option may be best, primarily if your skin is prone to acne and blemishes.

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    • Body creams should be selected based on a person's skin type.
      Body creams should be selected based on a person's skin type.
    • Cocoa butter is often an ingredient in moisturizing body creams.
      Cocoa butter is often an ingredient in moisturizing body creams.