The power of any skin body creams and gels is dependent on the type of skin you have. Certainly, you have heard of the basic types: normal, dry, oily and sensitive. However, combination skin types also exist, as well as skin conditions for which specific skin products are designed.

Some FAQs when buying body creams and gels

What is your skin type?

It should start by determining all possible factors that can mask or affect your skin’s true type, such as environmental factors (climate and prolonged sun exposure), and lifestyle habits like smoking and bathing regimen. Then, wash your face with a gentle but potent soap or facial wash, and see how your skin reacts after two hours.


What is your right body cream?

Product usage depends on your skin type. Thicker, emollient-rich solutions such as body lotion and creams are best suited for dry skin, particularly during cold and dry months. Oily skin could best benefit from lighter gels and liquids, while normal and combination types require thin serums and lotions that can hydrate dry areas without overloading oily portions with an excessive emollient.

Is the cream natural or inorganic?

All-natural and organic products are excellent options as they don’t contain harsh synthetic ingredients that result in skin damage and allergies. Avoid products that contain dyes, parabens, phthalates, or artificial fragrances. Those that contain organic fragrance like rose and lavender and moisturizers like aloe vera and avocado oil can safely moisturize your skin. Utilizing rejuvenating body lotions and creams are a wonderful way of keeping your skin revitalized and protected against contaminants and UV rays

What are your pre-existing Skin Conditions?

If you have stretch marks, natural compounds like shea butter and cocoa can help hydrate the skin and improve tone. For hypersensitive types, choose body creams that contain gentle moisturizers like aloe vera and chamomile. These contain anti-inflammatory and calming properties that help soothe redness and irritation. It is only thus wise to carefully select the right one suited to your skin’s individual requirements


Did the Product come with Sample Kit?

One of the most common mistakes many skin product users make is buying in bulk without testing the product first. Hypersensitivity reactions are common especially in body lotion and creams that are made with fillers and artificial components. If a company doesn’t offer samples, at least choose one that provides a refund in case their products do not match your skin.