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Dry skin. Need help with body wash

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Theknitwitch Wed 16-Mar-16 20:35:18

Hi can anyone recommend a body wash that doesn't dry out skin? Itching like mad!

Savagebeauty Wed 16-Mar-16 20:36:53


SliceOfLime Wed 16-Mar-16 20:38:35

This weleda one is very creamy and gentle weleda link it says for babies but I use it .

Coldtoeswarmheart Wed 16-Mar-16 20:39:16

Aveeno bodywash.

Lndnmummy Wed 16-Mar-16 20:39:40

Aveeno shower and bath oil. Magic

Wolfiefan Wed 16-Mar-16 20:41:07

Lush dream cream
Super drug do a cheapy one in a white container for eczema.
Aqueous cream. Not a cream. A soap!
L'Occitane almond oil.

BumWad Wed 16-Mar-16 20:41:14

Jason Aloe Vera

jobrum Wed 16-Mar-16 20:44:37

I'm using Simple for Baby bath wash in the shower. Actually leaves my skin feeling soft. Other than that, l'occitaine milk soap. You may laugh at the price but the big bar lasted over a year and didn't dry my skin out one bit.

Penfold007 Wed 16-Mar-16 20:59:54

Dove is the only one that helps DD and me. DD's consultant recommended it.

Donge13 Wed 16-Mar-16 21:07:37

Porridge oats inside a bit of tight and used in shower or bath will help itching

Twinklestein Wed 16-Mar-16 21:24:30

Dove has SLS in which is precisely what dries skin.

The Weleda one looks promising.

Handmadenaturals are also good. Paraben and SLS free.

When my skin's dry I use Dr Organic Vitamin E body lotion - it's gentle but it's rich and deeply moisturising.

I also rub almond oil into my skin all over at the end of a shower. Or drop it into the bath.

SmellySourdough Wed 16-Mar-16 21:26:14

bar of soap.
only use it for arm pits, bottom, skin folds.

rockhopper365 Thu 17-Mar-16 09:22:03

Another vote for Dove. It's the only thing I've tried that stops me getting flaky patches on my skin.

Just started using Aveeno cream which is great too - not seen the shower and bath oil but thinking I might try that too now...

Indecisivejo Thu 17-Mar-16 09:55:08

Dove actually doesn't have sls in it, not one I've got anyway

CremOlafoam Thu 17-Mar-16 10:02:27

Dove actually irritates my dry skin.
Aveeno oil wash is lovely and soothing or you can buy a medicated dry skin wash like cetaphil

plimsolls Thu 17-Mar-16 10:06:27

Seconding Aveeno.

hollyisalovelyname Thu 17-Mar-16 11:05:56

Elave - it's for problem skin and has no nasties in it.

Bodicea Thu 17-Mar-16 11:08:22

Dermol 500 can be used as a wash also good as a hand wash.
Or dove sensitive spa bar or also recommended for people with dry sensitive skin

Bodicea Thu 17-Mar-16 11:09:32

Soap bar x

Bluecarrot Thu 17-Mar-16 11:10:25

Both dd and I have problems with aveeno. Not as "good" as it initially appears.
I find most liquid body washes dry my skin, but dove bar and sanex liquid both are fine.

Millionprammiles Thu 17-Mar-16 11:14:27

Sounds like it will be trial and error as I found Dove and Sanex (and Simple) aggravated my eczema and left my skin very dry.
You're looking for something that is soap free - Cetaphil very good but the one I keep returning to is Aveeno.

mrsjskelton Thu 17-Mar-16 11:24:10

Forever hand and face wash. I use it as a shower gel and it's lovely.

Indecisivejo Thu 17-Mar-16 11:34:44

Aveeno wasn't good for me or my son, it flared his eczema up.

rockhopper365 Thu 17-Mar-16 11:42:13

Just seen Aveeno body wash is 1/3 off at Lloyds pharmacy at the mo - must treat myself! wink

CremOlafoam Thu 17-Mar-16 12:07:33

It's strange isn't if? How one thing is good for some and not others.

Aveeno and Avene saved my skin from itchy scratching because of the oats. I even put oats in the bath sometimes if having a flare up. The secret to defeating dry skin is, once you've found something that suits, moisturise 4 times a day with the cream. Keep at it ! Hard as it may be.
Good luck finding a soothing wash.thanks

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