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Choosing The Right Lotion

For your Skin

How often have you used a body lotion or cream that doesn’t agree with your skin? Don’t worry! It’s quite common. But it is incredibly annoying to buy a product, use it once and regret your purchase. For your body lotion or cream to work its magic, it must be suited to your specific skin type. 

Here are three tips to help you navigate your way around the lotion aisle. 

Understand the ingredients

So often we may make the mistake of using a body lotion that doesn’t agree with our skin – resulting in a breakout. A survey conducted by Harris Poll states that more than 6 in 10 women read beauty product labels before making a purchase. The same survey revealed that 3 in 10 women avoid purchasing a product if it contains sulphates, which can cause skin irritation. So, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the ingredients in the product you are thinking of buying. 

Look for products that have moisturising properties, which attract water to the outer layer of your skin. This draws water from the dermis (second layer of skin) and uses it to moisten the surface of the skin. Glycerine is a common humectant and it's good to know that the new Dawn range contains 100% natural moisturisers including plant-based glycerine and added oils to provide the skin with 48 hours of hydration.

Check your budget

An expensive body lotion may not be more effective for your skin than a cheaper one. When deciding on a skincare product, ensure that you not only agree with the ingredients but that the product is a reputable brand. Dawn has been trusted to moisturise and celebrate the natural beauty of glowing, radiant skin since the 1960s, so they know their stuff. Dawn makes choosing the best lotion or cream simple because they all nourish the skin, contain natural moisturisers, smell amazing and takes care of a variety of skin’s needs. 

It’s all about consistency 

The next thing to determine is what consistency of lotion or cream works best on your skin. It also helps to understand how your skin “behaves” in the summer versus the winter. Some people need a thick buttery consistency in the drier seasons and some only need a light lotion in the more humid seasons. 

Dawn has a selection of lotions & creams with different fragrances that cater to specific skin types, so you are sure to find something to suit your needs. You may not enjoy the smell of floral fragrances, but the smell of Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil  may be the variant that becomes your go-to moisturiser. It all depends on what works for you and your skin. 

Happy shopping!