Recently I posted a blog about how to use lotion. Now, let’s discuss the differences between the lotions. It is vital that the right lotion is used for the right job. Just as one would not use a hammer for a screw, using hand lotion for the face will be equally ineffective at keeping clear and beautifully soft skin. There are a lot of different types of lotion on the market, there is little doubt that there is a lot of confusion regarding the right lotions to use.
- Hand lotion should not be used on your face. Most hand lotions are very strong lotions because the hands tend to dry out rather quickly. However, the facial lotions tend to be more gentle because the face has very sensitive skin. In addition, hand lotion often has oil in it, and this can clog the pores on your face.
- Foot lotion is a thicker lotion that is designed to penetrate the thicker skin that is on the foot. In most cases, this lotion also has peppermint oil in it, which helps to stimulate the blood flow to the feet, renewing and recycling the skin cells better. This lotion can be used on very damaged parts of the body, such as elbows and knees, but it is not recommended for the whole of the body.
- Slimming lotion is a lotion that is designed to tighten the skin. This lotion does leave the skin nice and soft, but it also reduces the amount of room between the cells and increases the elasticity of the skin. This is ideal for the bust, the legs, hips, stomach and butt. It should be rinsed off the hands immediately after use.
- Caffeine infused lotion sounds like a miracle lotion. However, this lotion is not designed to hydrate, but rather reduce the signs of cellulite. There is not enough caffeine in the lotion to keep you awake, but there is enough to stimulate the blood flow in the skin. This allows for the potential flushing away of cellulite. Be sure to drink plenty of water while using this lotion.
- Tinted, or stretch mark reducing, lotions are made with a little bit of color in them. This small amount of color helps to brighten the skin, reduce the visual appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, and helps to hydrate the skin. Because there is some tint to the lotion, it may stain the hands and it may stick more and provide a darker cover to areas that are drier.