I have used so much lotion in the past year. I’m trying to keep my skin as hydrated as possible in the hopes that it will all shrink back to normal. Every night, no fail, I slather up in lotion before bed. I’m to the point now that if I don’t do it, I can’t relax and fall asleep!
I have used every brand and every type of lotion possible. At first I was buying the lotions that said they would firm skin, reduce stretch marks, and fight the signs of aging. Some were good, some were bad. It’s also very confusing because everyone claims to have the best lotions with the best ingredients! Cocoa butter, shea butter, olive butter, vitamin E, sunflowers, collagen, hemp, coconut milk, and even goat’s milk (seriously); I don’t even know where to start with all of these choices!
I really just like any kind of Palmers the best, but apparently so does everyone else. I can never find it these days. I also like Johnson’s baby lotions and baby oil gel. When I used to get really dry skin I would put on baby oil and top it off with a layer of Vaseline. It was a slimy mess, but in the morning I would not have any dry skin! I liked the Jergens lotion, I liked the Vaseline lotion, and I liked the Nivea lotion. I really didn’t like St. Ives; it seemed watery, but since I bought it I used it until it was gone.
Honestly, I think the skin firming thing is a scam. I’ve stopped buying new lotion, and now I’m just trying to use everything that I have lying around my house. I used to collect body sprays and the shea butter lotions that went along with them, so I’m just working my way through all of those before I go out and buy new lotions again. The only down side of that all the perfume that’s in those lotions. I do have sensitive skin and sometimes my body just doesn’t agree with perfumes, but my skin needs to realize that I’m not buying more lotion right now. I have plenty!