Regular soap can have a drying effect, especially if you shower often. If parched, itchy skin has you feeling down, reach for a nourishing body wash to infuse your skin with healthy hydration.
Don’t trust your dry skin to just any body wash. Look for one without soap or dyes to retain your skin’s natural oils, and gentle ingredients that pull moisture into the skin, such as colloidal oats.
Sometimes dry patches need more than a gentle body wash to smooth away flakes. Look for a chemical exfoliating body wash with ingredients like salicylic acid, rather than a physical exfoliant, such as a sugar or microbead scrub. A chemical exfoliant is gentler on the skin, and is usually combined with nourishing ingredients to retain moisture.
Coconut oil, safflower seed oil and glycerin are all moisture-retaining go-tos to look for in the ingredients of your new body wash. Look for a formula free of sulfates to further combat dryness.