What's Is The Difference Between Body Lotion And Body Oil?
Body Lotion will penetrate the skin and hydrate the upper layers. Once absorbed, the active ingredients in lotion work to soothe, hydrate and rejuvenate the upper layers of your skin.
Body Oil acts differently, an oil will nourish your skin's outer protective barrier. They can be used to prevent moisture from leaving your skin.
Body Lotion is likely to be thicker than oils, they are made with a blend of water, oil and emulsifiers.
Body oil ismade using oil however don't let that deceive you, they wont leave you feeling greasy as they absorb really well.
Which Should I Use?
If your skin remains naturally dry then you should use body lotion, because lotions are partly water based they can penetrate deeply to deliver moisturising benefits for your dry skin.
If your skin is healthy then you should use body oil. Natural oils such as jojoba and avocado oil are used in body oil to improve your skin's ability to help repair and re-regulate your skin's moisture barrier, thus allowing it to retain its natural moisture.
Both oils and lotions are best applied to damp skin after a shower. Oils for instance, will prevent the moisture from leaving your skin so skin should already contain the moisture.
Showers can cause skin to lose moisture as the water evaporates from your skin so using lotions immediately by applying to damp skin can leave your skin feeling soft and will reduce dryness. You’ll smell lovely too.