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Dove Advice on how to cleanse dry skin

Advice on how to cleanse dry skin, by Jacyntha

If you’ve got dry skin (on hands, face, or body), you’ll know that tight, uncomfortable feeling well. So what can you do? Well, there’s no one better to ask than someone who’s spent their life perfecting a dry skin care routine, just like emergency doctor Jacyntha – that’s why we asked her for advice. So if you’ve been wondering what is good for dry skin, read on for her favourite cleansing tips – and the best products for dry skin to go with them.

Make your products multitaskers.

Jacyntha says: “I use a body wash that does multiple things at the same time, like one that cleanses and moisturises. This makes my skin feel really smooth, radiant and healthy after I have a shower.”  

We say: This is a great way to add some extra nourishment to your skin, and it’s easy for you to do too. You can make moisturising part of your shower routine with our Deeply Nourishing Body Wash – for dry skin it’s ideal. Nourishing and moisturising while cleansing your skin too, it’ll help prevent that tight feeling other shower gels or soaps can cause. Just remember to body cleanse in warm rather than hot water, as too much heat can strip your skin of its natural oils. 


Exfoliate gently.  

Jacyntha says: “In the shower, I like to exfoliate by using an exfoliating body brush on my back and legs to help remove any dirt. It also helps to rejuvenate my skin and remove any dead skin cells.”

We say: Exfoliating is a great addition to your shower routine – but if you’re worried your skin is too sensitive, just be gentle. Our Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar gently washes away dry skin and since it’s enriched with our ¼ moisturising cream and mild cleansers, it won’t leave you feeling dry or tight like ordinary soap can. 


Protect your skin in colder months. 

Jacyntha says: “In the winter, I like to maximise my moisturising as my skin gets exposed to heating and harsh weather.” 

We say: Central heating combined with the freezing cold? A recipe for intense dryness. If you need to amp up the moisture, add our Caring Protection Body Wash to your shower routine. It’s an indulgent Dove body wash with a mild, gentle formula – just what you need to pamper your dry skin. Plus it’s enriched with NutriumMoistureTM technology natural oils to help keep skin protected.

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