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Dove Tips from around the world

Skin care and shower routine tips from around the world

From that family beauty secret (the one you promised you’d never share), to the special ingredients that your culture has used for centuries on dry skin, how we approach beauty differs from country to country. There are so many different rituals and habits out there – so shake up your routine and see what you can learn from our friends around the globe. 


In Scandinavia, some women like to keep things simple. Finnish and Swedish women often go back to basics when it comes to their skin care and shower routine, choosing fragrance-free cleansers and moisturisers rather than heavily perfumed products. Our hypoallergenic and fragrance-free Micellar Water Bar gently cleanses your skin, and as it’s enriched with our classic ¼ moisturising cream, it doesn’t dry skin like ordinary soap can.


South Korea

South Korean women are known for their elaborate, 11-step skin cleansing routines, and they certainly know a thing or two about how to exfoliate. Not everyone has time for 11-steps every morning and evening – but you can add an exfoliating body cleanse to your routine with our Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar. One of our best exfoliator formulas, it gently washes away dead skin, revealing skin that looks soft, smooth and radiant.



‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is how the saying goes, and many French women know the importance of a tried and tested cleansing routine. Often a beauty secret passed on from their mother or grandmother, they stick to what works for their skin type. Establish your own beauty routine that works for you – and then maintain it! A classic that you can trust, Dove Original Beauty Cream Bar has been around for decades. The gentle cleansing formula contains ¼ moisturising cream to give you softer, smoother, more radiant looking skin.



For a glowing complexion, a lot of women in Japan cleanse with products infused with natural ingredients, which could be the secret to their skin’s radiance. So why not try a moisturising body wash infused with a fruity freshness? With a bright plum and sakura blossom fragrance, Dove Go Fresh Rebalance Body Wash has a deeply* cleansing and refreshing formula that helps restore a healthy glow to your skin.


West Africa

For centuries, women in Nigeria have been known to turn to shea butter to moisturize their skin. If you have dry skin, choose cleansing products that deliver nourishment to help your skin retain its moisture. One of our best moisturising body wash formulas, Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla Body Wash has a rich, creamy formula, which leaves your skin feeling beautifully soft. 

*Within the stratum corneum