Is it better to moisturize with lotion or oil? The bottom line. Body oil and body lotion serve the same basic purpose — helping keep your skin hydrated. Choosing between the two mostly just comes down to your specific needs and preferences. If you don’t like the feel of lotion or oil and still want to hydrate your skin, cream or ointment may be more your jam.
Should I use both body oil and lotion? “A body oil will provide a protective barrier to the dry skin and keep your skin texture smooth, while lotion tends to evaporate and not give the same tactile textural improvement you’d get from an oil.” Dr. Loretta suggests layering your body oil on top of your lotion, effectively sandwiching it with your skin.
Is cream or oil better for dry skin? Lotions moisturize dry skin: Nazarian opines that lotion has the edge over oil if we’re talking about moisturizing abilities. “Lotions are a mix of oil and water and typically work better for dry skin,” she says.
Why body oils are better than lotion? BODY OIL BENEFITS
Body oils, unlike lotions, do not contain any water. While water quickly penetrates the pores, oils’ large molecules take much longer to absorb. This means they are an optimal choice for locking in moisture on the skin’s outermost barrier.