12 Bodywashes That Won't Make You Want to Crawl Out of Your Dry, Itchy Skin
If you continuously battle dry skin, you’ve likely tried to drink more water, source the most hydrating moisturizers, and maybe even change up your diet. These all make a difference in the look and feel of parched skin, but you might be overlooking something just as important: bar soap. Why, you ask? Simple: Some formulas can prove too harsh for dry skin, stripping the good stuff (your skin’s natural oils) along with the bad stuff (dirt, sweat, and toxins). Couple this with an extended amount of time in hot water, and it’s no wonder your skin might suffer some serious moisture loss.
Try turning to bodywash instead. It’s generally gentler and more nourishing than traditional bar soap. Plus, a creamy, lathering formula feels ten times more luxurious than its slippery, squeaky counterpart. If you’re not convinced yet, keep scrolling to see our 12 favorite moisturizing bodywashes for dry skin. You’ll be switching out your shower products in no time!
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel ($25)
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45) is a cult favorite, and the brand’s shower gel is similarly as rich and moisturizing (and smells just as intoxicatingly delicious). Its Amazonian ingredients, a blend of nourishing cupuaçu butter, skin-nourishing coconut oil, and antioxidant-rich açaí, hydrate while tackling uneven texture and dullness.
S.W. Basics Cream Scrub ($17)
For dry and flaky skin, reach for this product from clean skincare brand S.W. Basics. It’s made with only four ingredients: organic sugar, shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil, leaving room for little irritation.
Squeeze a small dollop onto your hands and work into your skin to exfoliate, moisturize, and cleanse all in one step.
Korres Guava Shower Gel ($20)
Korres’s shower gels are as sweetly scented as they are effective. There are six versions, but we love this guava one because it’s super fruity and fresh. The humectants and emollients found inside moisturize the skin, bolstering the natural moisture barrier over time.
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Body Wash ($9)
Shea butter is a dry-skin sufferer’s best friend. It contains fatty acids and vitamins to nourish, moisturize, and protect the epidermis. This bodywash from SheaMoisture has a healthy dose of the ingredient, along with coconut oil, Frankincense, and Myrrh extract, which is an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial to help heal dry, cracked skin.
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