Body lotion is a must-have for keeping skin soft and supple, and applying it should be straightforward, right? While it’s true that you can simply lather lotion onto your skin, there are ways to make it as effective as possible. Since many factors can dry out the skin, including heat, AC, hot showers and the sun, it’s critical that lotion is part of your daily care routine. Ahead, we cover frequently asked questions about lotion to help you use your favorite Desert Essence hand and body lotions for happy and hydrated skin.

How should you apply lotion?

Lotion application may seem simple, but let’s do a brief primer on the actual step-by-step technique of applying it for radiant and nourished skin. 

  1. Start by pumping or squeezing out a quarter-sized dollop of lotion. 
  2. Rub your palms together, then apply the lotion in circular motions onto your skin.
  3. Repeat until you’ve covered all the parts of your body that you want lotioned up!