If body needs cleaning with exfoliation, it needs hydration as well to make skin soft and smooth, which will be achieved by applying body moisturizers and creams.
In the past, body lotions and creams were not much available. Basic moisturizing was done by aromatic and other oils like almond oil, lavender oil, coconut oil etc. Animal fat or lipids were processed locally to make creams for moisturizing purpose. Now-a-days, there are plenty of moisturizers available in the market so moisturize all the way!
A moisturizer or a body cream hydrates the skin. When we wash or exfoliate our skin, the skin loses all its moisture and elasticity. Moisturizers deeply nourish and heal the skin giving back all those lost nutrients and hydration. With age, skin starts losing collagen which is essential for skin tissues. Hydrating the skin with creams and lotions can restore the collagen in our skin.
A moisturizer rich in Vit. E helps a lot. Vitamin E is very good for skin. Body and face should be moisturized after bath as extra scrubbing scales off the skin and makes it dry. Dry skin wrinkles up faster, makes you look dull and old. A well moisturized and glowy skin looks fabulous and younger. Applying body moisturizers and creams before sleep also helps a lot. The skin absorbs all the moisture making it soft and smooth.
A body lotion comes for all skin types: oily, normal and dry. A winter and summer body lotion is also different. A summer one is however lighter than winter body lotion. Face creams are different in compositions, they are thicker than body lotions. One can use products from brands like Lakme, L'Oreal, Himalaya, Neutrogena, Vaseline, Ponds, Olay etc. These products can help in making the skin soft and hydrated.