Is showering damaging your skin?
After our litmus test revealed how harsh soaps can be for your skin, you asked us whether body washes could strip your skin of moisture too. Well, unfortunately beauties, the answer is yes. In fact, you’d probably be surprised to discover that daily showering is one of the single biggest contributors to dry skin, and it’s all because cleansing in a shower – even with a body wash that contains added moisturisers – can strip your skin of essential nutrients and make it less effective in retaining moisture.
Not sure how this could be possible? Let me explain… While the cleansers found in body washes tend to be milder than soap, they can still be harsh on skin, stripping it of lipids (natural moisturisers) and other essential nutrients. Some body washes have added moisturisers to offset this harshness, however this can only be a quick fix cure, to mask the skin tightness or dryness that you might otherwise feel.
So what’s a girl to do if she wants to keep clean without damaging her skin? The ideal solution is to find a body wash that not only contains mild, yet effective, cleansers that minimise the damage, but is also formulated with nourishing ingredients that mimic your skin’s natural lipids. This way, every time you shower, you’re essentially putting back the same ingredients that showering depletes, leaving your skin clean, soft and moisturised.
Sounds like a bit of a dream product doesn’t it beauties? Well guess what? It’s not! Dove Nourishing Body Washes with NutriumMoisture® do exactly this!
The secret lies in the NutriumMoisture® technology, which is based on the ultra-gentle cleansers used in the skin-loving Dove Beauty Bar.
Up until recently, it was impossible to put the amazing technology of a Dove Bar into a liquid form, however after years of research and development, Dove scientists finally had a breakthrough and formulated NutriumMoisture® - the gentleness and effectiveness of Dove Bar with its lipid delivery technology to truly nourish your skin.
So what does this mean for your skin? Every time you lather up with a Dove Body Wash containing NutriumMoisture®, the nourishing ingredients get to work delivering a blend of lipids (identical to the essential fats that help to form your skin’s natural protective barrier) deep into your skin’s surface layers. This helps restore depleted moisture and protects your skin from within. And with a rich blend of moisturisers included in the formulation your skin is left feeling instantly soft and smooth, and looking healthy and beautiful. Once you try it, you really won’t want to use anything else!
NutriumMoisture® can be found in the entire Dove Body Wash range so you can get great skin nourishment whatever your shower preference. Try the Dove Go Fresh Fresh range for a lighter, invigorating and refreshing shower experience; Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash for sensitive skin; Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash for a light daily scrub; and Dove Triple Moisturising Deeply Nourishing Body Wash for the ultimate moisture hit.
Have you tried any of the products in the Dove Nourishing Body Wash range? How did your skin feel after use?