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Does anyone actually use body lotion?

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Babyhiccups Sun 25-Dec-16 18:53:17

I've got the usual Christmas smelly sets from in laws, grandparents and one from a friend. They're all lovely and I appreciate them as presents as I do use the contents....but never the body lotion.

This means I end up with drawers full of the things, because I have all good intentions of slathering myself with the stuff after every shower, but I can just never be bothered.

Am I the only one who wishes they'd just put two shower gels in there instead?

sooperdooper Sun 25-Dec-16 18:54:42

I'm with you 100% I've got drawers of the stuff never use it

RockStonePebble Sun 25-Dec-16 18:57:51

I do use body lotion. Not every day though and I go through shower gel much more quickly. I currently have a body lotion stockpile. I got a nice one from SIL last year that I still haven't got around to using yet!

DappledThings Sun 25-Dec-16 18:58:05

I thought it was only me! Every year I end up trying to give away at least two bottles. Occasionally put a bit on my legs after shaving and that's it

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 25-Dec-16 18:59:02

Once in a blue moon. I have drawers of them... If you have any shelters or women's refuges near you, someone might like them.

Welshrainbow Sun 25-Dec-16 19:00:08

Hate the stuff in gift sets, just out in extra shower gel or bubble bath. I too have drawers full of the bloody things.

WetPaint4 Sun 25-Dec-16 19:02:34

I use it every day, I have to have lotion. I wonder if I have friends like you ladies who will gift me theirs grin

Tiptoethr0ughthetulips Sun 25-Dec-16 19:03:26

No, it's shit. Brings me out in a rash, I really wish people would just get me the shower gel/ bath foam xx

MrsExpo Sun 25-Dec-16 19:03:50

Yes, I do. I have pretty dry skin which benefits from a good lathering with a nice lotion. I'd love it if people gave me body lotion for Christmas. Feel free to send over unwanted supplies. smile

illegitimateMortificadospawn Sun 25-Dec-16 19:04:11

So long as you haven't opened it/started using it, I think you can donate toiletries to food banks. Or refuges, as someone else has said.

Ohyesiam Sun 25-Dec-16 19:05:49

Black and mixed race skins are very dry, and need slathering preferably daily.

GCHQMonitoring Sun 25-Dec-16 19:07:13

I use body lotion every day as my skin is dry and itchy without, but not generally the stuff that comes in body sets.

Bluntness100 Sun 25-Dec-16 19:07:23

Yes I use a body lotion, a Laura mercier one, has to be that one, and I pretty much use it instead of perfume. I do get gifted others, as well as perfumes and I don't use them, I just use that specific one as I love the smell.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 25-Dec-16 19:08:05

My mother does.

Personally I think life is too short.

PNGirl Sun 25-Dec-16 19:09:43

Every day. I have very dry skin.

MrsMillions Sun 25-Dec-16 19:11:32

I am sure my skin would benefit from it but I just do not have the time. So yes another one with a stockpile, likely to be added to when we exchange presents with the inlaws tomorrow.

RestlessTraveller Sun 25-Dec-16 19:13:52

Yep. Every day.

MikeUniformMike Sun 25-Dec-16 19:14:33

I don't use it. Give it to a charity shop or refuge if you are not going to use it.

On a slightly different subject - does conditioner work? I use it because I got nagged by colleagues a few years ago but I still have split ends. The only difference I notice is that my hair is easier to comb after I wash it.

leccybill Sun 25-Dec-16 19:15:51

Good god, never. Can't be arsed and it makes zero difference to my skin.

Rather have 2 x shower gel or bubble bath instead.

fluffiphlox Sun 25-Dec-16 19:16:13

Every day. Otherwise I'd be like a lizard.

whensitmyturn Sun 25-Dec-16 19:18:14

Every day and it definitely helps my skin.

NameChanger22 Sun 25-Dec-16 19:20:05

I use it, but it takes a long time to use a whole bottle. I have loads of spare bottles that I should have given away. Unfortunately it doesn't last a long time, like other products do.

TwoDogs9 Sun 25-Dec-16 19:20:52

Every day. Otherwise I'd be like a lizard.


Costacoffeeplease Sun 25-Dec-16 19:22:19

Yes every day, if only on my arms and décolletage

EweAreHere Sun 25-Dec-16 19:25:20

Every day! Send them to me! smile

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