A complete guide on using moisturising body gels the right way

Written by Sanya HamdaniMay 21, 2021

When it comes to skincare products, we assume there is no wrong way to use them. After all, it's pretty basic, and the instructions are always mentioned at the back of the product. But you’d be surprised to know that some skincare products work better when used at a particular time and in a certain way.

Body gels, for example, are formulated particularly for summer, when the temperature is soaring, and a thick lotion will only make your skin a sticky mess. It is lightweight and sinks into the skin like magic, and is suitable for all skin types. However, learning how to use body gels is just as important as applying them. Here’s a guide on how to use it right.

When to apply a body gel?

The best time to apply a body gel is right after the shower when your skin is still damp. This helps in better absorption of the product. Your choice of body gel or lotion can most effectively hydrate and prevent dryness when you apply it within five minutes of stepping out of the shower.

How much body gel should I apply?

Using the right amount of body gel or lotion is essential to ensure your skin is well nourished. Start by taking a grape-sized dollop and rub it between your palms to warm it up. Then massage into the skin using both hands. Move from neck down or feet up to ensure you don’t miss any spot. Apply generously on areas that tend to be drier, like your elbows and knees.

How to Use Body Gels the RIght Way?

Now that you know when and how much product to use, you might be wondering what the right product for your skin is. Fret not; we’ve just the product for you. The Dove 48 Hrs Long Lasting Hydration Cooling Gel Creme offers long-lasting moisturisation along with a cooling and soothing effect. The paraben-free formula quenches dehydrated and thirsty summer skin and is suitable for all skin types.