When to Moisturize Your Body ?
Now that you know that moisturizing is essential to healthy looking skin, you may be wondering exactly when you should slather on your favorite product.
Dermatologists say that the best time to apply a moisturizer is right after leaving the shower or bath.
When applied immediately after bathing, the product is able to trap some of the water still on your body and use it to hydrate your skin.
Before applying moisturizer, be sure to pat your skin with a towel until it's almost dry instead of rubbing it, as toweling dry vigorously can irritate sensitive skin.
In addition to moisturizing after bathing,
you should always moisturize after exfoliating or shaving. These practices can be hard on your skin and strip away its protective barrier of natural oils. Applying a moisturizing product to your skin can help replenish that natural barrier until your body is able to regroup.