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How to build a skin care routine

If we know one thing, it’s that no skin care routine is universal. We’re all so different after all, it’s impossible to say that what works for one of us will work for another. But the foundations you build them on are the same for us all: advanced care, and all of the indulgence and enjoyment you can possibly cram into each step. So, with that in mind, here’s our guide to building an effective, indulgent daily skin care routine for your whole body that you’ll look forward to doing every day. 

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    Suit your skin type.

    How you cleanse sets your skin up for the rest of the routine, so tailor it to you. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to avoid hot water, or if you have dry skin you might want to use a cleanser that’s super-moisturising

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    Exfoliating is great for helping rid the skin of dead cells and other dirt and debris (plus, it’s great for getting your circulation going). How much of this you do is down to your skin type: you might prefer a gentle daily exfoliation like Dove Deep Pure Face Cleanser, or a full-on dry body brushing session once a week

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    Use a nourishing moisturiser.

    It’s what your entire routine should be built around. Appreciate that moment of peace by making your everyday moisturiser something really special like Dove Indulgent Nourishing Body Lotion with Shea Butter. Its luxurious shea butter fragrance will add a touch of indulgence] to your skin care regimen everyday 

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    Try new products.

    Sometimes your skin needs more than nourishment, so get the best out of your routine by thinking about what you want from your skin and using products that will help you deliver it. If you’re looking for a replenishing moisturiser, try Dove Essential Nourishment Body Milk. Moisturising but not too heavy, it’s gentle on skin and leaves it feeling extra soft 

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    Remember your hands!

    Hand cream might not jump to mind when talking about a skin care regimen, but it’s important to give them daily care, too. 

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    Look for replenishing ingredients.

    To add a little something special to your skin care regimen, look for products containing nourishing oils, like Dove Indulgent Nourishing Body Lotion with Shea Butter. Its unique DeepCare Complex (a blend of skin natural nutrients and rich essential oil) works to moisturise your skin deep down*, leaving yours feeling ultra-soft after every use

    *Within the stratum corneum