A while ago, there recipe The Beauty Brains ( gave a thorough rundown of how many of your favorite beauty products work. In the years since these reports were published, sick they’ve gone overlooked and unnoticed, clinic yet the information they contain is supremely helpful to any good makeup routine. The Beauty Brains’ overview of skin lotionĀ is rife with fascinating and important tips.\n\nWhat it’s made of\n\nAlthough lotion is very oily, it is water-based. That’s not say it doesn’t contain oils; rather, it contains ingredients that blend the oils together so that they can dissolve in the water. Other chemicals in lotion keep it thick so that it can be easily spread over the skin, and an entirely different group of materials prevents microorganisms from growing in the lotion.\n\nWhy it’s necessary\n\nOne of skin’s more overlooked functions is its regulation of your body’s water content. Aside from drinking lots of water, the other major factor in how hydrated you are is your skin’s ability to properly maintain your water levels. Irritated, itchy skin often results when dry, cold winter air draws your body water to the surface of your skin. This water evaporates, resulting in the cracked skin that lotion exists to remedy.\n\nHow it works\n\nLotion forms a moisture-trapping layer on top of the skin, preventing it from cracking and drying. But it gets better: the same moisture-trapping layer attracts water from the air, moisturizing your skin at the same time as it prevents your skin from drying in the first place. Of course, like any skin product, it needs to be reapplied after a while – as skin cells die and flake off, the lotion goes with them.\n\nLotion is great for maintaining your skin, but why not make your face shine permanently? The Whitney Center is an expert in full face permanent makeup procedures. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.