Dry Skin Bodycare Saviours

As you may know if you’ve read my blog for a while, I suffer with Psoriasis. It’s is an extreme dry skin condition which causes the skin on my face, scalp and body to be flaky, itchy and painful.  I’ve battled for 12 years to find products that soothe my skin and I feel I know the products that work pretty well now! Everyones skin is different but here are the things that work for me…

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Shea Butter

This is an ingredient that my skin loves as its rich, greasy, emollient and really soothes my sensitive and dry skin. There are loads of brands out there but as long as it’s 100% shea butter with no other chemicals or fragrances then it should be fine.

No Fragrance 

I LOVE perfume and scent but I need to be careful when it comes to body care. I will never use a body lotion or cream that’s full of perfume (if you can- the body shop, Victorias Secret and Bath and Body Works ones are amazing!!) . I can get away with scented shower gel if it’s a natural scent (Like Lush) but not every day, as it does irritate. Instead, I use the Barefoot SOS Soothing Body Wash* (£16), it’s very gentle and cleanses without irritation.

Coconut Oil 

Some people don’t get on with coconut oil but I love it, especially on my legs and arms. It’s so nourishing and great for this time of year. It’s so easy to slap on and you can use for a hair mask too!

Face

 For my face, I’ve introduced a richer cream. I was sent the Barefoot SOS face cream*(£5.95) and it’s so lovely. The texture is great and it smells lovely. I really recommend this if you’re looking for a rich face cream for dry skin, without loads of nasty chemicals.

Scrub

A key factor to making dry skin lovely and smooth again is to exfoliate. I use the Caudalie Divine Scrub* (£21.50)on my body as it provides a good exfoliation without being too harsh. For a DIY version, I like mixing together dead sea salts with olive oil!

What do you use on your dry winter skin? Let me know in the comments below…

(*= PR Sample. Opinions are my own)

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2 Comments

  1. 13th February 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I received a Barefoot SOS cleasner in the Love Lula beauty box and I’m so obsessed with it. It’s a cruelty free brand that isn’t crazy expensive and this stuff is so fluffly and creamy on my face!

    • thebrightoner
      13th February 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Yeah the prices are really good! The body wash is lovely xx

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