1. Re-hydrate dried skin.
2. Replenish extra dry or rough spots on the skin.
If you are on your feet quite a bit you may have developed rough calluses that are painful and unsightly. A moist body lotion can make these areas supple and help you to remove the dead skin easier than if you attempted it without lotion. If your calluses appear discolored, swollen, or have red streaks running from them, check with your doctor rather than trying to remove them yourself.
4. Feel and smell good.
People love the feel of creamy lotion on their tired limbs or torso. Enjoy the relaxing sensation of lotion applied to your feet, legs, or arms. Specialty stores, department stores, and gift shops carry many different scents of body lotion to choose from. There are as many lotion types as you have moisturizing needs, so take advantage of the wealth of scents and textures to find one that suits your personality and needs.
5. Help yourself relax.
Even if your skin is in great shape and does not need to be moisturized with lotion, try a body massage with scented lotion on the hands. You can even get lotion that heats up during application to add sensory warmth to the parts of your body to which it is applied.
6. Soften the roughest parts of your body.
7. Make your skin glow.
Body skin lotion can be purchased at most grocery or department stores. Generic brands may cost one dollar or so, with brand-name products running upwards of $100 if used for cosmetic appeal. Check the ingredients to make sure you are not allergic to any of them. Look for the names of chemicals that you know to have irritated your skin in the past. Also consider whether the lotion has preservatives, as some people find them irritating, which can cause their skin to break out, turn red, or otherwise react to the substance in the product.