So you’ve got some dry skin, eh? You aren't alone - approximately 8.4 million Americans experience dry skin at some point during the year. Sometimes this frustrating condition is linked to underlying conditions like diabetes or skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. But if these aren't the culprit, your dry skin is most likely due to things like weather, lack of moisture in the air, age, or genetics. And in these cases, thankfully, you can quickly ditch that dull, dry skin at home with over-the-counter beauty products. Yay!
We here at BAWDY have done all the research and curated the best products to try when it comes to kicking dry skin. Read on to find out what we discovered.
A Fundamental Foundation
Much like that dull heirloom ring you’ve been meaning to polish, your skin - from your butt to your nipples and beyond - will perk up, plump up, and glow up with a little bit of consistent care. Frankly, the best foundation for dry skin is a solid skincare routine that focuses on gentle cleansing, hydration, and exfoliation. However, choosing the right products for your skin can be tricky but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Everyone with typical dryness to sensitive and combination skin should look into gentle cleansers and products with calming, hydrating, and nourishing properties. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and even CBD are key, so look for these on the label.
The Best Cleansers for Dry Skin
While it might seem counterintuitive to cleanse your dry skin twice a day, it’s essential. Dry skin can trap dirt and oil against the skin’s surface and block sweat glands, causing further irritation and even acne. Additionally, if it’s all gunked up with dead skin cells and dirt, it can’t absorb and hold the moisture it so desperately needs.
For Your BAWDY: The best body wash for dry skin goes to Aveeno's Skin Relief Body Wash with soothing oat.
The Best Exfoliators for Dry Skin
Not everyone needs to include exfoliation in their daily skincare routine. However, suppose you’re experiencing or prone to dry skin. In that case, it’s a good idea to keep that dry, dulling skin moving along through physical or chemical exfoliators that will help brighten, smooth, and hydrate your skin.
Best Overall: A cult-favorite, Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, has a lightweight formula with salicylic acid for gentle chemical exfoliation.
The Best Moisturizers for Dry Skin
Dry skin can pop up just about anywhere. However, with the right moisturizer, dry skin on eyelids and ears to flakey flesh on your shins and feet won’t be anything to write home about. Properly hydrating your skin will make it glow naturally. Still, it’ll also prime it for smooth application of makeup like primer, foundation, and concealer.
Best Overall: EltaMD UV Facial Moisturizing Sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 30+ seems to be the best overall moisturizer for dry skin with its combination of hyaluronic acid, SPF, and mineral-based formula.
For Your BAWDY: Eucerin Advanced Repair Lotion that’s fragrance-free, lightweight, and includes ceramides, is popular. You could also give our CBD Butt Balm a try and if your bum likes it, spread the love as it’s safe to use body-wide with its soothing CBD and hydrating hyaluronic acid.
The Bottom Line
Skin irritations and changes can be challenging. With a bit of research and a little self-love, you can arm yourself with the know-how to come out of it better, brighter, and more confident so you can rock that BAWDY!