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October 24th, 2012

 

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

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Right about this time is when dry, itchy skin begins to be quite bothersome. For me, there is a section on my lower leg that simply drives me mad, and the change of season doesn't help. The skin here doesn't flake, but the itching is unbearable I call the spot 'the phantom' mark, because sometimes there is no irritation or redness just the urge to scratch. It usually begins right before bedtime or after my morning shower. I do my best to keep myself from scratching the area, but you know that is so very difficult to do. However, I have found a solution, which has been helping. I've tried new Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash in my shower followed by my trusty all time favorite BioOil. This duo has curbed the itching and given me much needed relief. I've been pretty impressed with Dove's New Deep Moisture Body Wash. Besides a great fresh scent, my whole body seems to be thriving in moisture these days; especially at a time when skin begins to get troublesome. Dove has added Glycinate, an ultra-mild ingredient primarily used in high-end facial care products, to the body wash’s surfactant mix to create the brand’s mildest formula ever. Dove combined this cleansing mix with the brand’s NutriumMoisture technology that replenishes essential nutrients and nourishes skin deep down. Basically, all you need to know is there is less soap, less dryness and more moisture, which absorbs into the skin rather than sitting on top of the surface irritating it.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, a San Diego-based dermatologist and skin care expert for Livestrong.com, at a recent Dove event and he offered these tips.

MBB: Any tips to preventing dry, itchy skin?
Dr. B: First, avoid hot showers that strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it exposed and vulnerable to drying out. Speaking of exposure, skin that’s exposed to low-humidity, cold air, loses its essential moisture. This is why hands and lips dry out so quickly every winter. When outdoors wear gloves, scarves, and hats to keep skin protected.

MBB: What makes Dove's new body washes so wonderful?
Dr. B: As a dermatologist, I see a lot of patients complaining of dry, itchy, irritated skin who don’t realize it’s because they're using body washes that are actually harsh on their skin. What they need is a mild cleanser that is gentle and won’t strip skin of essential nutrients and oils, like new Dove Body Wash. New Dove Body Washes made with NutriumMoisture are the brand’s mildest cleansers ever and care for your skin better than other body washes. Dove is the only leading body wash that actually preserves essential moisture and doesn’t strip skin. I recommend it to all of my patients.

Dove's New Body Washes, $5.99, are sold at mass retailers and drugstores nationwide, and here's a $1.00 coupon for you!


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