Keeping skin irritation at bay

Keeping skin irritation at bay

  • 1
    Try warm water.

    Hot water: if you have sensitive skin, hot water can result in itching, by stripping the natural oils away too quickly. Lay off the long, steamy showers and try using warm water instead, which is gentler on your skin

  • 2
    Stay out of the sun.

    Sun exposure: we might love hanging out in the sunshine, but it’s not as fun for our skin, which is sensitive to UV rays. Making sure you use an SPF and staying out of the sun when it’s at its strongest can help you to avoid sun-related irritation such as sunburn

  • 3
    Avoid traditional soap.

    Soap: harsh ingredients in traditional soaps can often strip skin of its natural oils. Instead use our Dove Original Beauty Cream Bar, which despite appearances, isn’t a soap. This gentle cleanser features our ¼ moisturising cream so it actually helps to nourish your skin while it cleans, leaving it soft and smooth

  • 4
    Use hypoallergenic products.

    Allergens: look for hypoallergenic products to make sure they’ll be kind to your skin. Dove Micellar Water Bar is unscented and hypoallergenic, and gentle on skin

  • 5
    Try a mild cleanser.

    Cleansers: dryness is a common skin woe made worse by harsh cleansers that can damage your skin barrier so that your skin can’t retain moisture properly, leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable. Dove Original Beauty Cream Bar is mild and thus helps to preserve your skin’s natural moisture barrier while allowing you to enjoy its creamy, pampering lather 

  • 6
    Pick a gentle exfoliator.

    Scrubbing: rough exfoliators and loofahs can be tough on skin. To get a deep cleanse without the grains and abrasives use Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash – it’ll help you buff away old skin cells gently and effectively