do you use body lotion after having a bath?

China
January 9, 2008 8:19pm CST
recentle,I find my skin becomes tight and dry after using soap when having a bath,my friends tell me I should use body lotion to keep moisture.but I am afraid it can stop my skin from breathing freely,do you think so?
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20 responses
• United States
20 Jan 08
I usually try to, especially since I have pretty dry skin sometimes and I like to make sure that my skin stays moist instead of getting dry. I don't beleive it would do anything to hinder the breathing of your skin; it should be okay if you need to use lotion to keep your skin moisturized and, maybe more importantly, full of the vitamins that it needs to stay healthy.
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@lkbooi (16104)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 08
Occasionally I will use body lotion after having a bath. I am such a lazy and absent minded person that I always forget to do so. I like to apply lotion with mild fragrance which could really make me refreshed after having a bath. I dislike lotion with pungent smell which could make me sneeze continuously.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
10 Jan 08
My Lotions - I use them daily all year long
Most lotions contain lanolin which is absorded into the skin not plugging the pores. So they won't stop the skin from breathing. I use lotion each day a few times a day actually with no problems. My skin is very dry from being indoors almost all day long. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@youless (68386)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jan 08
I don't use it in summer. Most of the time I will use it in winter as my skin will be dry and itchy when the weather becomes cold. Now I am considering to use body lotion all the time after having a bath because it will make my skin much more smooth, but sometimes I am just so lazy.
@nichole1983 (1189)
• Canada
10 Jan 08
bottles of lotion  - a few bottles of lotion
Right after having a bath or shower I lube myself up sort of speak right from head to toe. I moisture up from feet to legs to stomach to arms to neck to face. I do this twice a day and have never had a problem with my skin. My skin is very smooth and very soft. I use a few different types of moisturizers. If you would like to know some of them just let me know and I could tell you the ones that I use. Or something that might help in your situation.
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• China
10 Jan 08
it is very kind of you and if possible,I will turn to you for help!
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• Canada
10 Jan 08
No problem at all. Just add me as a friend and you can send messages through there if you want. :)
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@teecee18 (18)
• United States
10 Jan 08
well Angela I am not sure of your race but I think my opinion might help. I am a black woman and I use body lotion daily because bathing dries my skin as well. If I didn't use lotion, my entire body would look like I was playing in powder or flour all day. I realize this may be different for people of different races or even people with lighter skin than myself. Your skin will still be able to breathe especially if you bath daily and do not use a thick body lotion. Don't use vaseline unless you are EXTREMELY dry! Bathing daily (as I'm sure you do. I'm not implying that you don't bathe daily) wasjes away all the oil and dirt on your skin from the day including the lotion. So each day you can start fresh!
• China
10 Jan 08
I am Chinese,thank you for your response,you must be very beautiful,wish you good luck!
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• United States
10 Jan 08
Thanks and I also agree with the response above mine. Moisturizing sprays work as well. I have really dry skin so I shower, spray some type of moisturizer or rub on a light oil and then I use lotion. A long process for me but it keeps my skin moisturized and smooth! Neutrogena has a good, nice smelling, light body oil. You can find it at Walmart!
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@ersmommy1 (12607)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I have used lotion. If that idea bothers you, there are others. AVON sells a wonderful product called SKIN-SO-SOFT. I have also used that. It comes in a spray bottle it's a light mist. You can spray it on before you even leave the shower. Then dry yourself off and presto no more dry skin. A few drops of baby oil can do the trick too. Moisturizer during the winter months especially is important. Itchy skin is maddening.
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• China
10 Jan 08
on,I have ever heard of it,thank you for your advice,I will buy one to try!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I myslef am a man and I use Ponds a lot. All lotions are made mostly with mineral water, glycerine and different oils which are absorded into the skin so they won't plug the pores at all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@izathewzia (5144)
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
I do. I make it a point to apply body lotion aftyer taking a bath. In that way, i am able to moisturize my sakin while it is still frsh and newly cleaned. It is more effective for me.
• Hong Kong
27 Jan 08
Yes your friends are right. You should use body lotion to keep skin moisturized. The key is to pick the right one for your skin. If you apply some on your skin and it makes you feel like your skin can't breathe, that means it's too rich for you and you could opt for one with a lighter texture.
@dopey22girl (3328)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I don't use body lotion after a bath because then I would end up using too much lotion and that would end up costing money. Lol it sounds like I'm cheap but I'm trying to save money and not spend a lot so that's one of the reasons I don't.
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
26 Jan 08
I ue body lotion specially in winter as the body really gets very dried up.I don't use anything in summers though.
• Philippines
10 Jan 08
I know I have to do that for my skin, but when my mom buys me a new lotion or gives me one, I get so excited applying it everytime I finish bathing but I just get too lazy after a few days!
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@2btrueinu (705)
• Philippines
10 Jan 08
Well angela ofcourse your skin will breath definitely. Lotion helps your skin to moisturize I've been using it for years now try to find product that will satisfy your skin coz not all product are good for you.
• China
10 Jan 08
You have two choices as I see it: use a body lotion or bathe less often. Also, try eat more peanuts or fish. according to my dietetics teacher, it helped a lot considering your skin condition.
@skbh12 (2951)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
when i was a child, my mother would always give me gigantic lotions that could be finished up for months.. i never liked putting lotion back then because imported lotions are somewhat gives me a sticky feeling and whenever i perspire, it is as if the lotion turns into a watery solution. so what i do is i give all my imported lotions to my nanny. haha.. when i grew old, that is the time when i appreciated to put lotion on but of course i dont use imported products anymore.. ive noticed that i have dry skin and i dont like it when i see it dry. haha.. until now, i put lotion as a regular thing for me. whenever i forget to apply one, it is as if something is not complete in my body. haha.
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@jb_vete (323)
• Philippines
3 Feb 08
It's ok to apply lotion after having a bath. It's even advisable that you apply it with your skin is still damp or just a few minutes right after shower so that moisture will penetrated easily into your skin. So far, i haven't read from any books and not heard from any dermatologists that applying lotion after taking a bath has ill effects. So, i guess you should try using it for a soft and smooth skin.
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• United States
10 Jan 08
I use lotion after the shower most of the time. I also like to put lotion on before I go to bed.
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@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I am very dependent of lotion for the past 15 yrs in my life..I always apply after shower and I feel great about it.
@Nykkee (2524)
• Canada
2 Apr 08
I always use body lotion after bathing or showering. I get itchy if i don't use it, but also I don't want the skin on my body to get old and wrinkley looking as I age. You should always take proper care of all of your skin. Body lotion will not stop your skin from breathing.
@aenasao (129)
• China
31 Mar 08
well,I usually use body lotion after bathing,yet,sometimes,i forgot cause i am a little lazy.I don't think using body lotion could prevent your skin from breathing.If really so,all the cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers should be dismissed.