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You can read here how often you should apply lotion and which are the 4 best body lotions for men

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Get out of the shower and into your clothes. Especially when things have to go quickly in the morning or after exercise, there is no time to apply cream - and skincare falls by the wayside. But does it actually harm the skin if you don't put cream on it? We asked around. We also present you with the best body lotions for men that are absorbed in seconds and are guaranteed not to stick.


Should Men Use Body Lotion?

Yes, the question is more: how often? It would be ideal every day. After all, you shower so often too, don't you? From a hygienic point of view, that's a good thing: however, warm water and shower gel dry out the skin. Therefore, in a perfect world, you would put on lotion every time afterward. In reality, however, almost nobody does that. And depending on your skin type, that's half as wild.


So how often should you apply lotion?

"If you have oily skin, you don't need to apply lotion from head to toe after every shower," says studies. "With normal skin, at least particularly dry areas of skin such as arms and legs should be cared for with a moisturizing lotion after showering. Only those who have dry skin should really apply full lotion every time to avoid reddening and itching." You can read here what else can help with dry skin.


When is the best time to apply lotion?

It is best to apply body lotions to the slightly damp skin immediately after bathing or showering. This has two advantages: 

  1. The residual moisture on the skin is included at the same time. 
  2. The care substances can penetrate into the pores that are still open and work so much better, "
Tip for athletes: If you sweat heavily after your workout, you should only shower and apply lotion when you have cooled down a bit. Otherwise, a greasy film will remain on the skin. There are even more post-exercise care tips here.

What is the difference between body lotion and milk?

Many think that these are all just marketing terms, but there is actually a little more to it than that. First of all, regardless of whether it is a lotion or milk - from a chemical point of view, both are emulsions, i.e. mixtures of water and oils. The difference, however, lies in the mixing ratio of the components. The fat content is higher in milk. There's more water in a lotion. This makes body milk ideal for dry skin. Lotions are best for normal or rather oily skin.


What is good body care?

Mainly moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, glycerine, or urea. If you have sensitive skin, you should make sure that fragrances are mixed in. This quickly leads to skin irritations. Everyone else can safely use perfumed lotions.

By the way: gluing and smearing is a thing of the past. Most body lotions are quickly absorbed (one to two minutes) and no longer leave an annoying film on the skin. Our favorites are:

The best body lotion for sensitive skin

Sebamed Moisturizing Lotion

The cream is easy to distribute and is quickly absorbed. What remains is a well-groomed feeling - but not an unpleasant film. Chamomile extract and allantoin have a calming effect. The natural pH value of 5.5 stabilizes the natural protective acid mantle, so the skin becomes more resistant and no longer reacts as quickly with redness and itching as usual.


🛒"Lotion" from Sebamed, 200 ml


Quickly absorbing body lotion for all skin types


Nivea Nourishing Lotion Body Milk

The perfect body care for all those who don't like cream: The Nivea lotion is absorbed so quickly that you can really get dressed right after applying the cream. Perfect if you have to go quickly in the morning or if you want to apply lotion quickly after showering. The typical NIVEA fragrance is subtle and does not compete with perfume.


🛒"Rich Body Milk" from NIVEA, 400 ml


Body care for dry men's skin

Kiehl's Body Care - Creme De Corps

Do you have really dry skin? Then the "Creme de Corps" from Kiehl's is perfect. It is very rich in beta-carotene and coconut seed butter but is still absorbed very quickly. After a few minutes, all that remains is a pleasant care film that is neither sticky nor greasy. The inconspicuous creamy scent is also great. Perfect if you want a neutral base for your perfume. The only catch: the price. However, because you don't need much cream, a tube lasts a really long time. Here you can find even more sustainable care products for men

🛒"Creme de Corps" from Kiehl's, 250 ml


Many men find it annoying to use body lotion. But let's be honest: Applying lotion itself takes seconds, but lasts for hours. And the few minutes in which the cream is absorbed can be spent on brushing your teeth or styling your hair, for example.

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