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Dry skin is not pleasant, that’s why we show you some simple movements and the right cleaning products to relieve it.

Some people have dry skin by nature, while others experience dry skin seasonally. One of the main reasons is the weather. When the skin is exposed to the cold in winter, sebum production decreases. Less sebum means less lipids: thus, the hydrolipidic film that protects the skin from aggressive environmental factors does not perform as well and moisture evaporates too easily. That’s why in winter the skin turns red, peels and eats you.

Apart from the weather, the condition of our skin is also negatively affected by some habits. One of them is showering with hot water for a long time . It is a real test for the skin and removes lipids from its surface. In addition, some skin care products with ingredients such as salicylic acid, which is often recommended for acne, can cause dryness. The same is true with skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, which require gentle, non-abrasive cleansing habits.

What to do and what to avoid when you have (very) dry skin

  • Don’t spend more than 5 minutes in the shower and 15 minutes in the bubble bath. He also adjusted the water temperature to 32 to 34 degrees. As soon as you get out of the bath, dry the body without rubbing. Gently dab each spot with soft cloths, such as cotton.
  • Drink two liters of water or plain tea a day to hydrate the body from the inside.
  • Do not drink alcohol, because it causes dehydration.
  • Use air humidifiers. Indoor humidity should ideally be between 50 and 70%.


shower gels for dry skin



How to choose the right body wash for dry skin

In whatever form you prefer your body cleansing product, oil, gel, cream or solid slab , make sure it is mild, gentle and moisturizing. Ingredients that retain moisture in the skin and relieve it from dryness are hyaluronic acid , glycerin, shea butter, coconut oil, aloe, ceramides and coconut, marula and argan oils.

Where you see soap, perfume, essential oils and harsh cleaning agents in the ingredients, put the bottle back on the shelf: these ingredients strip the skin’s hydrolipidic film and can become very irritating. Thus, you also avoid the risk of skin rash and allergic reactions.

5 wonderfully soft shower gels

– Lipikar Syndet AP + Lipid Replenishing Wash Cream, La Roche-Posay

Enriched with niacinamide, shea butter and the brand’s thermal water, this creamy product is super hydrating and soothing for very dry and sensitive skin suffering from eczema. It is so gentle that it can be used even on babies as young as two weeks old. It is also suitable for use on the face, so it is both practical and value-for-money.

– Nourishing Care Body Wash, Nivea

Dermatologically approved and very caring is this creamy shower gel with moisturizing oils, patented Eucerit and other softening agents, which provide freshness, hydration and softness to the skin.

– Deeply Nourishing Body Wash, Dove

With a gentle formula, natural moisturizing agents and ¼ moisturizer, it helps maintain the skin’s moisture barrier, nourishes the surface layers and hydrates dry and dehydrated skin leaving it softer and smoother.

– Skin Relief Body Wash, Aveeno

This soothing and moisturizing shower gel is ideal for very dry and sensitive skin of women, men and children.

At the heart of its composition, as in all Aveeno products, is 100% pure colloidal oat, a natural prebiotic which, according to scientific studies, supports the health of the microbiome and the production of lactic acid for natural hydration, while it is beneficial for skin prone to allergies or eczema. It does not contain parabens, phthalates, dyes or sulfates.

– TriXera Nutrition Shower Cream For Dry to Very Dry Sensitive Skin, Avène

Dermatologically, pediatricly, ophthalmologically and gynecologically tested, this product offers daily cleansing for dry to very dry sensitive skin of the whole family.

Without soap in the composition, it cleans, moisturizes immediately and protects the sensitive skin. In addition, it soothes the pulling sensation quickly and for a long time. It is also suitable for application on the face.

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