Dry, itchy and irritated skin is (rather unfortunately) something I suffer with on a daily basis and while I have bad days and better days, I have to really watch what products I’m using or risk suffering a breakout/attack of red inflammation. It’s taken me years to whittle down my fail safes, but I thought I’d put together a little list of my favourites just in case you’re on the lookout for a dry skin solution.
Aveeno is an incredible brand for dry and itchy skin as not only are their products sensitive skin friendly, but have the unique ability to get to work soothing already chapped skin while working as a preventative measure also. Daily, I use the Shea Butter Moisturising Lotion which immediately relieves any dry, flaky bits and keeps skin hydrated until the next shower. However, in colder weather – when heating/other external factors can all get a bit too much, I use the cooling menthol edition, which is super hydrating and really helps get your skin feeling back to normal. I can also really recommend the Body Wash with oats for continuous relief (especially if you’re forgetful – like me – and don’t always remember to apply lotion after showering).
Lacura Body Care
If you’re looking for a really affordable dry skin saviour, this is definitely your go-to. Aldi’s Lacura Beauty range is exceptional considering the price and I buy all my staples (such as make-up wipes, body wash and shampoo) from the stores. The Moisturising Body Lotion is equal to brands far superior in price, yet this does exactly the same job and smells really fresh. With added Almond Oil and Vitamin E, it keeps your skin feeling super soft for days.
Johnson’s Baby Light Oil Spray
Designed for the most delicate of skin, the Johnson’s baby range is so great for dry skin – especially the light oil spray. Easy to spritz on and quick to rub in, it provides the same hydration and moisture as a lotion, but it cuts the application time in half. The talcum powder scent it upholds leaves you feeling really fresh and clean all day – and if you’re in a real hurry, you can even spray it on in the shower after you’ve switched the water off.
Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze
If you suffer with dry skin but still want to self-tan and don’t fancy applying tonnes of different products – your go-to is definitely the Gentle Bronze by Cocoa Brown. If you haven’t heard of the brand before, they were originally brought out in Ireland before taking the UK by storm last year. The range is very gentle, catering for all skin types and unlike other products – it doesn’t always need a rigorous preparation process to get the best results. The gradual tan builds a really natural olive based glow, while hydrating and moisturising skin evenly. You can apply it either with a mitt or your hands, but for best results – make sure you apply a light layer first and build upon it gradually each day.
What are your favourite dry skin solutions? Have you tried any of the above? I’d love to hear what you think!