Everyone knows what body washes are. Shower oils aren't as well-known, but they certainly should be on your radar. Experts say they're a much better option than typical cream-style body washes when it comes to fighting off dryness. According to dermatologist Lily Talakoub, MD, of McLean Dermatology and Skincare, that's because oils more effectively moisturize your skin when you're in the shower due to their chemical makeup. "Anything that’s lipophilic is going to penetrate the skin better, so in general, the penetration of products that works best is an oil," she says.
For your silkiest skin yet, try one of these shower oils. In the season of flakiness, you'll be feeling smooth as ever.
The 7 best shower oils for your dry skin
This shower oil—which contains vegetal biolipids and niacinamide to protect your skin barrier—is Dr. Talakoub’s favorite. “It’s the best moisturizing body wash I’ve ever used in my life,” she says. “I give it to every single patient. It’s so inexpensive, and I use it to wash my body as well as to shave my legs.”
Right after applying this shower oil, you’re left with a feel-good milky lotion that coats your skin with nourishing almond oil.
Do you like the scent of vanilla and almonds? Do you dream of having your skin be conditioned with grapeseed and castor oils? Do you wish for your skin to be so soft that somewhere, a baby’s bottom is infinitely jealous? If the answer is yes, yes, and yes, meet your new favorite shower companion.
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