Because of the relatively high water content, they are often easier to apply and lighter in comparison to thicker creams. For these reasons, lotions are perfect for daytime use. Lotions will be quickly absorbed into the skin and will not leave the skin feeling greasy. Some lotions may have a cooling effect on your skin, which can provide relief for irritated skin as a result of inflammatory acne lesions. You should take caution to apply lotions gently and carefully, as rubbing lotion into the skin can lead to further irritation.