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Soap for Dry Skin

Soap for Dry Skin

Wondering which is the best soap for dry skin? Read on to know about good brands suitable for this purpose, and useful tips on how to form a hydrating skin care regime.
Pragya T
Dryness can lead to scaly, itchy, and cracked skin. Using mild cleansers and a good moisturizing product can help you keep it smooth and well hydrated. However, selecting the right products is important, as some soaps or products can be harsh on your skin, and further strip it of its moisture. The simplest way to take care of your skin is to use a mild soap while bathing. However, if you have extremely dry skin, and haven't paid attention to it, giving 2-3 moisturizing sessions to your body will help to retain the moisture level faster.

Best Body Soap Suitable for Dry Skin
The right body soap for dry skin is Dove. This moisturizing soap is mild and less drying compared to others. Formulated to have a pH neutral between 6.5 to 7.5, it is made with ¼ moisturizing cream, and is one of the mildest cleansers. Go with the unscented variety if you have sensitive skin. There are also other variations like Cream Oil Ultra Rich Velvet and Nourishing Care Shea Butter Beauty Bar of Dove. You can try them out to see if which suits you better. Other good dry skin soap brands are Aveeno, Keri, and Purpose.

Skin Care Regime for Dry Skin
Here are some tips to form a skin care routine for dry skin, which you should follow to maintain the moisture level.
  • Take a bath with any one of the above-mentioned soaps. The water temperature doesn't make any difference, so opt for a comfortable temperature.
  • Pat your body dry with a towel. You don't have to completely dry the skin. A little moisture is good.
  • Apply olive oil (the 100% pure variety, and not the virgin or extra virgin variety) all over the body nicely. If you feel that it is too greasy for the face, use jojoba oil, which is lighter.
  • To keep your skin moisturized and clean during the day, use a mild cleanser. Mild facial cleansers like Neutrogena are great. You can carry a small face wash bottle with you when out for long hours.
  • After washing your face, if you feel your skin is very dry, then apply a little jojoba oil. If carrying oil is not a practical option for you, use a light moisturizer for the face, and a lip balm for your lips.
  • You tend to wash your hands many times in a day, which can lead to drying of hands. So, you can consider applying a moisturizer.
  • In the night-time, again wash your face with a mild soap, and wash your hands and feet with water if you wish to. Pat your skin dry and again apply olive oil. Post a shower, before going to bed, apply olive oil to the whole body, to lock the moisture in.
  • The above tips were for the daily routine, 2-3 times a week you can also do mild scrubbing for skin exfoliation. Take a bath with milk to nourish your skin. To take a milk bath, add ¼ liter of milk, 1 tablespoon of almond oil, and few drops of essential oil of your choice and soak in the bath.
So, pick a good dry skin soap, and follow the above routine to maintain a smooth, soft, and well-moisturized healthy looking skin!

Disclaimer: This BeautiSecrets article is solely for informative purpose and not intended to replace the advice of dermatologists.