Dove Skin cleansing secrets

A guide to skin care in the 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. If you have dry skin, try our Deeply Nourishing Body Wash, for extra moisturisation and protection


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    Look after your skin’s living layer.

    Our skin is home to millions of micro-organisms called the microbiome – they’re essentially our skin’s living protective later. The microbiome helps to keep our skin healthy and in good condition, so we need to look after it. Using a microbiome gentle body wash like Dove Anti-Stress Body Wash can help. Made with 100% gentle cleansers, no sulfates and pH balanced, it cleanses without stripping your skin’s microbiome, so that your skin keeps more of what it needs to stay healthy and moisturised

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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: apply the product to a small area of your skin as you usually would, wait a few moments and rinse away. Repeat this for a few days and see how your skin reacts before making it your new go-to product. 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 over time, your skin’s needs might change – for example, what once was your favourite 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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