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Dove Skin cleansing secrets

Skin secrets: a guide to skin care in the bath and shower

Discovering what works for your skin isn’t always easy. Some days you wake up glowing; other mornings you’re dealing with oily or dry skin – and it’s not always clear why. There’s a lot more to looking after your skin than you might think, but with the help of these shower tips and skin cleansing secrets, you’ll know more about what it needs and why. 

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    Your skin renews itself.

    Here’s the first thing to know about your skin: it renews itself about once a month, replacing the outer layer with new ‘young’ cells. Leftover, old cells can cover them up, stopping your complexion from glowing – fortunately an exfoliating body cleanse helps to clear those cells away. Try our Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash to leave your skin feeling smoother and softer after every bath and shower 

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    Start by discovering your skin type.

    Oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin… there’s a reason why it’s so important to know which type fits you: if a product isn’t right for you, it won’t be as effective. And of course, some skin types need more care – so if you have dry skin, try Dove Caring Protection Body Wash for a mild, gentle formula 

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    Get to know the good side of oil.

    Sebum (the oil that your skin makes) has a bit of a reputation. It’s true that too much can lead to clogged pores and acne. But sebum also helps to prevent dehydrated skin and irritation, so it’s not all bad. Dove Beauty Bars, like our classic Original Beauty Cream Bar, have mild cleansers and ¼ moisturising cream for a nourishing balance that won’t dry your skin out like regular soap

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    More is less.

    It’s tempting to try every new product straight away, but hold back a little. The key is using a select, nourishing few, instead of using too many at once on your delicate skin. Keep your shower routine simple – your natural beauty will shine through

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    Take the test.

    If your skin is sensitive, it’s worth testing products before adding them into your routine. Try patch testing, which means applying product to a small area of your skin for at least 24 hours. If it’s not for you, you’ll figure it out sooner and keep your skin happy

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    Find your perfect routine… but listen to your skin.

    Finally cracking your routine feels amazing. But as your skin matures, its needs might adapt – for example, what once was your favorite or best body wash for dry skin may not be as effective. But that’s okay: don’t be afraid to listen to your skin and try new things every so often. It’s all about finding what works for you, whatever that might be 

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