I have the driest skin and if I don't moisturize right out of the shower my skin pays for it and I hate the feeling of dry skin through the day. I actually carry lotion with me at all times because I can't stand dry skin that much! I tried out Olay's Ultra Moisture Body Wash which actually moisturizers WHILE you are in the shower! What a great idea, I have been needing this product since forever! I haven't had to slather on the lotion when I get out of the shower and throughout the day my skin definitely doesn't dry out, even in this hot weather and going in and out of A/C which usually kills my skin.
My quick tips on the best way to combat dry skin
- Exfoliate everytime you are in the shower! Whether it with a loofah or a washcloth, I have to exfoliate in order for my skin to stay soft, smooth and moisturize-able
- Find a body wash that works with your skin. Some really do dry out my skin so even though I tend to stick to the same brands, I do try out new ones from time to time and I've learned the kinds that work with my skin and the kinds that don't
- Moisturize right after you dry off so that it can absorb into your skin before you put on clothes. I usually moisturize and then dry my hair so that when I change into my clothes it's fully absorbed into my skin. I can't stand putting on clothes when my skin is still sticky with lotion on it.
- Carry a travel size lotion with you in your bag! I actually have a lotion in almost every handbag that I just keep in there and don't take out so even when I change purses and transfer my wallet and makeup bag and stuff I don't have to worry about forgetting the lotion as it's already in there.