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How To Moisturize If You Hate The Feeling Of Lotion

November 7, 2016 by Katelyn Holland
shefinds | beauty

Confession: I hate the feeling of lotion. In fact, it grosses me out. My skin is usually dry and cracked because I simply cannot stand to apply moisturizer. When I do force myself apply lotion, I feel sticky and unable to touch anything. Maybe I’m impatient, but who has time to wait around for their lotion to absorb? I wish I could sit around in my robe all day, but that’s just not realistic. As a beauty girl, I know that moisturizing is essential and has huge anti-ageing benefits, but it’s just not my thing.

Despite my aversion to lotion, I know moisturizing is essential in order to keep my skin skin healthy. Your skin is your largest organ, so it’s important to make sure it is hydrated. Hydrated skin simply feels better and looks younger. There’s also major long-term benefits to moisturizing your skin. It reduces your chances of skin problems and helps fight wrinkles. Winter can be especially harsh on your skin because the cold temperatures can make skin chapped and dry. Don’t suffer because you hate putting on lotion. Check out the alternatives below in order to keep your skin hydrated and soft.

READ MORE: This Body Butter Is The Only Reason My Skin Isn’t Jacked Up After Winter

If I know I won’t have time to apply lotion after I rinse off, I use a body oil while I’m still in the shower. I’m a fan of the L’Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil ($25) and the Rituals Shower Oil ($15). Both formulas leave my skin cleansed, hydrated, and smooth. No lotion necessary. If oils aren’t your thing, Nivea makes a great in-shower body moisturizer ($5). Rub it on while you’re in the shower and then simply rinse it off. It instantly hydrates your skin without leaving a residue.

Another method is to use a gel moisturizer. Gel moisturizer tend to be lighter than traditional moisturizers and quickly absorb in the skin. I like the Vaseline Total Moisturizing Body Gel ($6.29) because it refreshes and conditions the skin without leaving you feeling sticky. There are also spray lotions that tend to be lighter and fast to absorb into your skin. The Yes to Coconut Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion ($6) is a great alternative to traditional lotions because it’s quick-drying.

READ MORE: This Is The Best Body Lotion If You Have Dry Skin

There are some great alternatives to lotion if your are looking to hydrate your skin. But what about hand lotion? I hate to putting lotion on my hands because it makes it impossible to function. How am I supposed to get ready when my hands a slippery and I’m unable to touch anything without leaving behind a greasy residue? Enter Helping Hands by LUSH ($22). This miracle-working cream is designed for people who works with their hands and suffer from dry, chapped skin as a result. It nourishes and protects your hands but drys fast, allowing you to get back to work.

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