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How to know your skin type and care for skin

You probably have heard of the different facial skin types – oily, dry, sensitive – and how to treat skin when it comes to cleansing. But, when it comes to your body, are you wondering ‘what is my skin type’? 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 with how to know your 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.” You may need products tailored for skin care for oily skin. It’s a common beauty myth that oily skin doesn’t need moisturising. Dove Go Fresh Body Wash with NutriumMoistureTM technology 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 types need 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 Go Fresh Bathing Bar contains ¼ moisturising cream and mild cleansers to help protect skin’s moisture    

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    Very dry.

    “My skin is itchy and cracked.” Those with very dry skin types need help to keep skin’s barrier strong so it can protect itself and hold in moisture. Try our Deeply Nourishing Body Wash: it contains our NutriumMoistureTM 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 Sensitive Beauty Bar with ¼ moisturising cream and a gentle formula. Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, it 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