After years of using lavender oil after showering and still having dry skin, I switched to lotion. I use Lubriderm lotion, currently I am using a new one they have that contains sea kelp. (not that I think that's important, likely a selling gimick). I found with the oil, 10 minutes after applying, my skin was dry again, where as the lotion retains moisture in the skin and is much better. A friend of mine with Psoriasis said her doctor told her the same thing. It has worked so much better for me! I agree, sweating is plain FANTASTIC!