Dove Find skin type

A personalised guide to cleansing for your skin type

You probably already know your facial skin type – oily, dry, sensitive – and how to treat it when it comes to cleansing. But what about your body? Understanding your skin from head to toe means you can create a personalised routine that works for you. That’s where we come in, to help identify your body’s skin type and match it with products to keep it looking and feeling its best. Let’s get started…

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    “My skin feels oily soon after cleansing.” Your skin type may be (surprise, surprise!) oily. It’s a common beauty myth that oily skin doesn’t need moisturising. Dove Go Fresh Rebalance Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™ provides gentle nourishment with a light skin feel, leaving skin feeling fresh and hydrated

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    “My skin is mostly happy, not too dry, not too oily.” Your skin type may be normal. All skin needs care, though, so make sure you use a nourishing body cleanser, like our Original Beauty Cream Bar 

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    “My skin looks dull and flaky, and feels tight.” Your skin type may be dry. Your body needs some pampering and help holding onto moisture while you’re cleansing. Our Purely Pampering Shea Butter Beauty Cream Bar contains ¼ moisturising cream and is infused with a rich blend of shea butter, leaving even dry skin soft and smooth

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    Very dry.

    “My skin is itchy and cracked.” Your skin type may be very dry. Your skin needs help to keep its barrier strong so it can protect itself and hold in moisture. Try our Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla Body Wash: it contains our NutriumMoisture™ technology, and gives you softer, smoother skin after just one shower 

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    “My skin is often red and sometimes irritated after cleansing.” Your skin type may be sensitive. Try Dove Pure & Sensitive Beauty Bar – it’s our gentlest formula yet. Hypoallergenic and unscented, but still gives you that moisturising, rich lather

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    All skin types.

    Here’s an extra tip for all skin types: heels, knees and elbows are usually the driest areas on your body. They might need deeper moisturisation to help them stay smooth and soft, so show them some extra care