Time your lotions right

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Apply moisturizers immediately after bathing. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on the skin. Immediately moisturize your skin with an oil or cream to help trap water in the surface cells.

Aug. 16, 2019 See more In-depth

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