Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Choose or Lose


Do you moisturize your body regularly?

  • Yes, almost everyday! (40%, 1,102 Votes)
  • A few times a week! (23%, 627 Votes)
  • Less than once a week (19%, 509 Votes)
  • Once a week if I'm lucky... (17%, 456 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,729

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45 thoughts on “Do you moisturize your body regularly?

  1. lotion goes on every morning and/or after every shower.

  2. Cindy

    I moisturize my body after every shower, and i often take a shower twice a day :-)

  3. Only after I shower, and only my legs. I don’t want to feel greasy or damp, but I have to do my legs, because if I don’t, they get so itchy!

  4. Marjan

    Almost every day. I feel like it makes a huge difference ^^

  5. Maddie

    I only moisturize when I shave my legs and then a few days after that, or when im about to self tan :)

  6. once every blue moon when my skin screams for moisturizer – I can’t be bothered, really.

  7. nikki

    eeevery single morning and again if i take another shower

  8. Sari

    Hardly ever , I ‘m allergic to most skin products .

  9. Mary Ann

    I shower everyday, so my skin gets a lathering of body butter every day!

  10. Holly-Rae

    I use moisturising body wash in the shower and a moisturising sun lotion so there really is no need. I only crack out the body butters when there’s a dry skin crisis.

  11. sarah

    twice a day at least! even if you’re oily a light moisturizer is important to keep away those wrinkles and keep skin buoyant and radiant

  12. Anna

    im really bad about this, i will only do my legs usually and only about 3 times a week :/

  13. I try to moisturize everyday, but I usually don’t have time to do it. So I do a full moisturize on my days off.

  14. I moisturize several times a day. I hate the feeling of dry skin, especially after I wash my hands. Even when I am bored I moisturize!

  15. AmyVA

    Ahhhgg! I NEVER moisturize my body, and my skin probably hates me for it. I am (1) too lazy and rushed when I shower in the morning to bother with it, but mainly (2) I loathe the feel of lotion anywhere on me except my face (which I do moisturize 1-2 times daily, with SPF!) I makes me really sqeamish somehow, so I just don’t do it. Yes, my skin is quite dry, but hey, no one’s perfect, you know?

    • Ashley

      Apply oil to your body instead! You can buy an actual body oil (I use a generic version of the Alpha Keri brand) and apply it to your wet skin while you are still standing in the shower after you’ve turned the water off, or you can use an actual vegetable oil like sweet almond oil . It absorbs faster, and you can apply it to wet skin. Just pat your skin dry and forgo lotion if you dislike it that much :D

  16. AnGeLwInGz

    Every day after I shower, and more later on if necessary. I’m surprised to see that some people don’t. I would feel so itchy without lotion!

  17. margot

    I’m good at using cream for my hands, however I always seem to forget to moisturize my body -.-
    I do it like once a week, maybe twice. And then again, I seem to find it really boring so I do it really quickly

  18. Natalie

    Every night after my bath – I usually just use a Palmers Cocoa Butter product!

  19. i never do, never needed it. but i think i should start with, because in the last few days i experienced extremly dry skin on my shinbone. so i should moisturize at least my legs.

  20. MsDee

    I have no choice…if I don’t I will be very ashy! I do it after every shower, and after a part of my body has been in water.

    I use a moisturizing wash, the Neutrogena body oil, then a body cream (Eucirn or another thick cream)

    • kristina

      LOL, ditto!

      As a black woman not putting lotion on daily is un-heard of. I didn’t think this wasn’t an option.

      When I was a wee little lass, I was not allowed to step out of the bathroom after my bath until I had moisturized my body from head to toe. I am glad my mom drilled this in my head, because now my skin is sooooooooo soft.

  21. Every single day, immediately after my shower, no question. If I don’t I will be super ashy and itchy. I use Aveeno fragrance free lotion or Cetaphil fragrance free lotion. I sometimes use a body oil before my lotion when it is really cold. I can’t stand being dry.

  22. Cindy

    After 2 rounds of Accutane, the acne is gone, but my skin is super dry. Moisturizer is a must, often twice a day.

  23. Ashley

    I have to do so every day, otherwise my skin gets very itchy and dry. Mostly because I shower every day, but also because I have dehydrated skin and live in a dry climate. I moisturize my arms and legs in the morning, and usually my torso as well unless I’m feeling lazy, use a body oil after showering and then apply cocoa butter all over my body. I used to not moisturize daily though – wound up with a scaly flaky back!

  24. Roxanne

    Hahaha barely at all! I know I should because it’s so dry here, but I always forget. By the time I’m out of the shower, I’m cold and just want to put clothes on! I think I only put on lotion if I’m itchy, or I just shaved my legs. Otherwise- nope!

  25. Diana B

    After every shower I put lotion on from head to toe. I’ve been doing that for years I get itchy if I don’t. It’s part of my routine.

  26. Tiffany

    I moisturize year-round, after every shower. I’d turn into a crocodile if I didn’t.

  27. DonnaN

    Sadly, I do not do it enough…..god knows I have PLENTY of lotions and creams to last me until I’m 90!

  28. I moisturize every single day multiple times a day.

  29. Rae

    What is this maddness?! I moisturize after (and in) each and every shower, and my skin is STILL dry! Clearly, there is a problem here :(

  30. Karmen

    I HATE the feeling of lotion anywhere on my body (except on face of course) so i dont. BUT thank goodness my skin is silky smooth that i never have to :) My body wash makes sure that i get all the moisture i need !! Oil of Olay body wash does the trick.

  31. Salvinia

    I voted “other”, and I hate to admit it, but I barely ever moisturize my entire body. Actually, it’s more like never. I do certain areas, like my legs so they don’t get itchy, and my hands and face, but honestly that’s about it!

  32. ohh.. only due to laziness that i don’t use lotion regularly.. i love the squeeky feel after bath gives me that i go to sleep immediately. :)

  33. I try to do it everyday, but I simpy do it because I have such a massive collection of body mosturizers, and I have more than enough to last me for life (so it seems). By using them daily I’m able to finish them a lot quicker and make room for new ones ;)

  34. I’m not much of a lotion person. I just feel weird. But lately I have been using 100% African shea butter and it blends right in leaving my skin soft and silky. Lotions tend to just sit on my skin as opposed to absorbing like the Shea butter does.

  35. kfm

    I moisturize every morning when I get out of the shower, while my skin is still a little damp. Living in Canada, especially in the winter, it’s pretty much necessary and my skin tends towards dryness anyway.

  36. Crissy

    Everynight after my shower and before I go to bed!

  37. I have to use lotion or i will be an ashy mess

  38. Bella

    Heavy duty stuff goes on after my evening shower, then a lighter one in the morning. If I tan, I lotion before then and a few hours after too. I go through a lot of lotion.

  39. Hoejland

    EVERY single day….. Otherwise I would be… Snakeskin…

  40. actually, every bath i take. like two or three times a day

  41. miche

    I use Lush Cosmetics Buffy body butter bar every time I shower. You exfoliate, moisturize and pamper all in one! I cannot recommend it enough!

  42. Reem

    I Moisturize my body after every shower .. and before bed i’ll put some on my legs and arms because they need extra moister than the rest of the body.