Do you suffer from dry, sensitive skin – not only on your face, but your body too? You’re not alone. In a recent study, published in the journal Frontiers In Medicine, researchers noted that worldwide, around 60-70% of women suffer from sensitive skin, with many claiming that hormonal changes, chemicals in products and climate conditions are to blame.
Additionally, The Mayo Clinic says that dry skin is often caused by:
- Hot or cold weather
- Less moisture in the air
- Soaking in how water or washing hands regularly
While washing hands to prevent the spread of germs is always a good idea, it can cause dry, cracked hands. So, what is the best way to banish dry skin for good? Experts suggest applying a good barrier cream or moisturising body lotion regularly, to keep the skin soft, nourished and hydrated.
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Our favourite moisturising body lotions for dry skin
Dove Instant Hydration Nourishing Lotion, R59,99 for 400ml glides onto your skin, leaving it silky soft.
NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser, R38,95 for 250ml is a rich formula with almond oil to soften your skin and restore lost moisture from within. We love that it lasts all day and night.
A boob lift without surgery? We want it! Justine Transform Body Bust-Lifting Serum, R350 for 150ml. It boosts your skin’s production of elastin and collagen, firming up your neckline. It’s also great for reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Best Body Bar
You know that luscious smell that wafts out of a Lush store when you walk past? Now you can enjoy it at home thanks to the Lush Pearl Massage Bar, R125 for 50g.
This rose jam-scented product will help you massage away aches and pains with its tapioca and sago bubbles. Argan and rose oils leave your skin smelling beautiful and feeling smooth.
It’s also the new fave of makeup artist Storm Catherine Pass who commented that it “smells divine and leaves skin so soft – a joy to use”.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream has been topping the charts for over 80 years and Penelope Cruz credits it for her flawless skin. Now the brand has launched Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, R415 for 100ml and it’s been ranked as the best multi-tasking products on shelf.
Aesthetic GP Dr Natasha Chapman tried it on her face, body and hair and says it “has a gorgeous scent and gives you a healthy sheen”. You can’t argue with that!
Best After-Shower Oil
Nourish and sooth dry winter skin with Bioderma – Atoderm ultra-nourishing anti-irritation shower oil, R255,58 for 1L. It’s the ideal care for the soothing hygiene of the face and body of sensitive skins. A real bath-time treat.