I got this trick from Kayla's amazing blog located here, and immediately tried it out. After having a baby, I don't know about you, but I had several bottles of Baby Oil Gel around that have never been used. So instead of throwing them away I put them to the test...and loved the results.
If you choose not to read about it on Kayla's blog, I will quickly explain how I use it.
First of all, I am really bad with lotion. Although I need it desperately in this dry climate, I forget to put it on and usually I am already dressed so I only get my hands.
But instead, I keep the bottle in my shower and after I am all done, I quickly towel off. Then lather up with the Baby Oil Gel. I use it all over. Then I simply wrap myself in my towel and mosey around for a few minutes. From brushing my hair, teeth, etc. This just lets it absorb a bit before I put my clothes on. (I take 2 or 3 min. tops!)
And no I have never had any "oil" residue or marks on clothing or furniture and it doesn't leave me feeling greasy.
And I have found any brand works well, I am just using up whatever brands I have on hand. And I find the GEL is important, regular baby oil leaves me feeling greasy!
Also, Kayla refers to using this while she was pregnant. And although I am very recently classified in that group I tried this before being pregnant and found it worked wonders. But for those of you who are pregnant or plan to be one day, this is a "safe" option and works wonders on crazy preggo skin!