How do I Choose the Best Perfumed Body Cream?

Harriette Halepis

Skin should be moisturized on a regular basis. Applying the right kind of perfumed body cream for your skin type can change the overall look, smell, and feel of your skin. When choosing a perfumed body cream, the most important thing to think about is the type of skin that you have. Since everyone is different, there's no such thing as a universal body lotion.

Perfumed body cream helps hydrate the skin.
Perfumed body cream helps hydrate the skin.

People who have dry skin should look for an intensive moisturizing body cream. Those who have oily skin may want to select a perfumed body cream that does not contain oil. If you happen to have sensitive skin, then selecting an all-natural body lotion is the best option. Once you have decided upon your skin type, you can then begin to shop according to scent -- a tricky endeavor.

While it may seem that choosing your signature scent is easy to do, this is not always the case. If possible, test out each lotion that appeals to you before you purchase it. Even though a lotion may smell great when it's inside of a bottle, this smell may change when the lotion interacts with your skin, since your skin contains its own unique chemicals. When a scented lotion is applied to your skin, these chemicals may alter the way that a lotion smells. Thus, sampling different lotions is the best way to determine the one smell that will complement your skin. That said, be careful not to sample more than three lotions at one time -- your nose cannot tell the difference between more than three scents.

Purchasing two to three different lotions is best. This way, you will have many options for both day and night. While you may enjoy a fruity scent during the daytime, a flowered scent may be best for an evening event. The main thing to remember is to choose scents that you enjoy wearing. If a perfumed body cream is too strong or too light, then you may not want to wear it regularly.

Choosing a perfumed body lotion that also acts as a sunblock is a great idea. Your skin should be protected from the sun at all times, even during the winter months, and using a body lotion that contains sunblock means that you won't have to apply a separate lotion. After selecting a tried and tested scent that contains sunblock, it's important that you learn how to apply your perfumed body cream properly.

Many people make the mistake of applying lotion when the skin is dry. Instead, apply lotion when your skin is wet, since wet skin absorbs lotion far better than dry skin does. By arming yourself with the aforementioned knowledge, you will be able to select the best perfumed body cream for your skin type.

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