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When The Water In Lotion Evaporates, Does It Dry Out My Skin?

Updated: May 10, 2022

Okay, we have been asked this a couple times at events. So, let's talk about it.

Lotion is mostly water. Water does evaporate. Your skin is not normally dried out by the water loss from lotion, but, is instead dried out from the lack of a covering to trap moisture in the epidermis. So, here's the skinny on lotion. Get it? Skinny. Skin. Lotion goes on skin. Okay I digress.

Why does my skin feel dry after a couple of hours of wearing lotion? Okay, another good question. We don't make medical products. We make cosmetics. So we will discuss the cosmetics and drying of skin. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have concerns about a skin condition or treatments. We don't do that here. So let's begin.