Bath body lotion seals moisture into the skin to prevent drying, while body care lotion softens rough elbows and heels, along with other dry areas of the skin. As millions of users will agree, body lotion provides many benefits to people who make time to use it on a regular basis.
What does lotion do for your skin?
The idea is to prevent the moisture from leaving the skin surface and/or replenish its water supply, and that is precisely what moisturizers do. They essentially provide a little bit of water that penetrates the cell membranes to rehydrate and plump up the outermost layers of dead skin cells.
How long does it take for lotion to absorb into skin?
However, Vivian Bucay, a dermatologist in San Antonio, does say that it does take time for products to be fully absorbed into your skin. “It typically takes around 30 minutes for products to be absorbed, meaning, that if something is washed off before 30 minutes, it would need to be reapplied,” she says.