Dry skin is the worst. It’s itchy, rough, and uncomfortable. Whether it’s winter or summer, a good cream is a must for those prone to dryness. With what seems like millions of lotions on the market, how do you know what really works for dry skin?
Many people say “try this” or “use that,” but many of these recommendations just don’t cut it. Instead, take it from someone who has tried hundreds of body products, from dry brushes to the thickest creams and oiliest oils.
Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash (Shop here)
Dove is the best and most luxurious body wash. Many soap brands claim to be moisturizing or hydrating, but none compare to this line from Dove. It feels like your washing your body with thick and expensive cream.
There are several fragrances available, as well as an unscented option for those with more sensitive skin. But using this makes the entire bathing experience feel like you’re at a 5-star spa. For those lucky folks without severely dry skin, this is so hydrating they may not even need to follow up with a Dove lotion. If only that were your life.
Cocokind Sake Body Lotion (Shop here)
For those that want to combat their dry and rough skin without that greasy and heavy feel, this is the lotion you want. It works to exfoliate the skin while simultaneously hydrating; by getting rid of the top layer of dead skin, the soap’s moisturizing ingredients can better seep into your skin and leave your skin smooth for days. And it is fragrance-free, so those who get easily irritated by scents won’t have to worry about this lotion.
DERMASURI Deep Exfoliating Body Scrub Mitt (Shop here)
This is not your mom’s body scrub. This is a washable mitt you use on damp skin that scrubs away the top layer of skin, leaving behind glowing, soft skin. You can see this working right before your eyes. Your skin will start to peel off like it does if you have a bad sunburn; only this is gentle and chemical-free. It also helps with circulation to unclog ingrown hairs, and it helps your lotions and potions absorb into the skin even better.
By rubbing away that top layer of dead skin, your products can truly penetrate the epidermis without having to break through that top layer of dryness.
Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment (Shop here)
This is not sexy. It doesn’t come with a luxurious scent or a cute and aesthetically pleasing bottle. What does it offer? Moisture, lots of moisture! It is the best moisturizing product around. If you have stubborn dry patches, a rash, or even a scar, this is what will heal and soften that skin. This is essentially vaseline but feels way less greasy and looks way less shiny. It is cruelty-free, won’t clog pores, and contains no added fragrance, dyes, parabens, or other preservatives. The National Eczema Association also accepts it, so you know it is effective. This makes a perfect shield from cold weather, dry air and is also works well as a lip balm.