The Best Body Lotions for Men to Soften Your Rough Exterior

With the onset of winter comes the onset of dry skin and not just that regular dry skin either; it’s the tight, itchy, ashy dry skin due to a combination of cold weather, dry heat blasting indoors, lack of humidity in the air, and longer, hotter showers every day (which actually strips moisture from your skin more than you would imagine). We get it though, we’ve been there too — but we’d rather have dry skin than greasy skin. Right? So many body lotions out there don’t fully absorb into the skin, leaving you feeling like a walking oil slick. 

We have some good news for all you dry guys out there reading this. We’ve found some body lotions that actually hydrate our skin and don’t leave us feeling like we’re coated in butter. No, we’re not kidding — these body lotions for men are great, and actually do what they promise. If you want to get the most bang for your buck out of these, or any lotions, the best bet is to towel dry and apply liberally to the skin before you do anything else. The lotion then has the chance to lock in moisture and absorb more deeply into the skin.  Try one of these best body lotions for men and you’ll wonder what the hell took you so long.

Vaseline Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion for Men – $5

Vaseline Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion for Men

An oldie, but a goodie, this fragrant, Vaseline Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion packs a punch. It absorbs quickly and feels great to the touch. Although hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (fancy-talk for non-irritating and won’t clog pores), we wouldn’t recommend for your face. Instead, stick to the body and splurge a little more for a good face lotion. Your elbows and knees stay covered up in the cold, but your face bears the brunt of all that wild winter weather out there.

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Brickell’s Deep Moisture Body Lotion – $25

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Infused with healing jojoba oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, and green tea extract, this deep moisture body lotion from Brickell is a great option for guys looking to revitalize dry skin. Simply apply a small amount of the fast-absorbing moisture to your skin as needed,which should be every day in winter. Every. Day.

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Gold Bond’s Everyday Essentials Lotion – $8

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If you’re on the prowl for a brand name option you can snag cheaply at your local drug store, consider the everyday essential lotion from Gold Bond. An affordable price tag is complemented by a non-greasy concoction that absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and ready for the trials of the day.

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Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion – $29

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As the name suggests, this Jack Black lotion produces a pleasant, cooling sensation on the skin thanks to a combination of jojoba oil, vitamin E, and menthol. While appropriate for use as needed, the brand suggests applying it after a  post-workout shower to revitalize tired muscles, and we couldn’t agree more.

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3-in-1 Lotion from Lubriderm – $7

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For those in search of a lotion you can safely use as a body-, face-, and post-shave moisturizer, we recommend this 3-in-1 option from Lubriderm. An aloe base is bolstered by soothing mineral extracts, which work to improve the health of one’s skin with each use. And best of all? It’s inexpensive and can be found at almost any grocery store, pharmacy, and corner market. 

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CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion – $10

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The CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion claims to provide 24-hour relief from itchiness and dryness. Free from fragrance and oil, it’s ideal for those who want something simple, yet effective. The non-irritating formula should be applied directly after showering.

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Everyone Men Cedar & Citrus 3-In-1 Lotion – $11

EVERYONE Men Cedar Citrus 3-In-1 Lotion

This is also a true 3-in-1 that works well for hands, face, and body. The pure cedar scent in this Everyone Men Cedar & Citrus 3-In-1 Lotion is balanced out by a hint of citrus essential oil that gives this lotion a winter-friendly fragrance you won’t mind using through the warmer months. Organic aloe, calendula, white tea, and chamomile offer a natural softening solution to the natural problem of dry skin.

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Maapilim Body Lotion – $41

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With a light scent of sandalwood and vanilla, Maapilim’s body lotion is a soothing respite from the unscented and over-scented lotions often found in supermarkets and drug stores. The concoction is imbued with sweet almond oil, olive oil, and avocado oil, as well as assorted vitamins and other ingredients such as carrot and tomato extracts. Simply rub the lotion into your skin until absorbed and spend the rest of your day covered in a non-greasy moisture barrier.

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Article first published by Barret Wertz on November 21, 2017.

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