Skin Moisturizing Basics

Skin moisturizing basics include product recommendations and application tips. Learn more about skin moisturizing basics at HowStuffWorks.

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You apply lotion or body cream to get smooth, silky legs, but you end up breaking out in hives. What gives? If you know what allergens to watch out for, your moisturizer will keep you smooth instead of breaking you out.

By Victoria Vogt

Using a moisturizer on a regular basis can keep your skin looking and feeling better, but what happens if you start skipping that step in your daily routine?

By Sarah Jourdain