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A Step By Step Body Moisturising Skincare Routine

Water is one of life’s greatest, well, life-givers. When you stay hydrated, you help to keep your body healthy and strong. For the young and old the world over, staying hydrated is crucial for numerous reasons such as regulating your body temperature, preventing infections, keeping your organs functioning properly and even improving your sleep quality and mood.

So it’s no surprise that keeping the body’s largest organ - the skin - well-hydrated at all times is one of the best and immeasurably beneficial ways of maintaining a healthy body and skin. Having said that, keeping your largest organ well-hydrated requires a little more effort than the standard drinking 2 litres of water every day to stay hydrated. Starting your daily beauty ritual by pairing a quality cleanser with some warm water is a wonderful starting point for any good beauty routine, but that’s not where it ends.


Caring for Your Skin

Many worry about ‘how can I take care of my body's skin?’ or ‘what is a good body skin care regimen?’. Fortunately, with Dove, you can quit stressing because we've got the solution to healthy-looking, moisturised skin. All you need to achieve moisturised skin is a step by step moisturising skin care routine regimen that you’ll stick to. If you’re uncertain about how to find the best body skin care routine to help you unlock soft, smooth, moisturised skin, read on!

Keeping your body’s skin smooth, supple and glowing is all about keeping it hydrated, which can be done by simply applying a moisturising lotion to it. Along with the high water content in lotions, some, like those in our Dove Body Love range, are also formulated with nourishing ingredients to help seal the moisture into your skin as you moisturise. So where water on its own will quickly evaporate from the skin’s surfaces, hydrating lotions are able to add moisture and seal it in to keep your skin looking and feeling its best! Which is why for a good skin care regimen you need to incorporate a skin-loving lotion.

The Essentials of a Solid Skin Care Routine

promises to give you the results you desire, can be intimidating. Fortunately, at Dove, we’ve done all the searching, scouring and testing for you so that you don’t have to stress yourself or your skin out trying products that don’t work for you.

When you use the Dove range, you can trust that you’re giving your skin the best care as all our products are dermatologically tested and proven to be gentle and effective on all skin types. So now that you know which products to use for the best body care routine, here’s an easy-to-follow guide for a simple body skincare routine that only requires 4 steps. Ready? Here we go!

Step 1: Cleanse your skin with a gentle body wash or beauty bar, like our Dove Beauty Bar with ¼ moisturiser cream. Try to make sure that the water you bath or shower with is not too hot because this can strip your skin of its natural oils and leave it feeling dry and sensitive.

Step 2: Remove old skin cells and debris by using an exfoliant or a scrub. Remember not to overdo it though because over-exfoliation can cause skin irritation. Exfoliating twice a week should do to remove old skin cells.

Step 3: Moisturise your skin with a hydrating lotion like our Dove Body Love Light Care Body Lotion for all skin types. This fast-absorbing lotion is formulated with a special ceramide restoring serum to deliver deeply* moisturising care for skin that feels soft and looks amazing.

Step 4: Protect your skin with a quality sun screen. This step cannot be overstated enough! Sun protection not only provides an extra layer of moisture and protection for your skin, but also helps prevent sun-damaged skin.

With this routine, forget about worrying, ‘how do I start a body routine?’. Simply combine this guide with our Dove product range and you’ll have everything you need for a winning skin care routine!

*within the stratum corneum