Don’t take your time getting out the body lotion. “Apply a moisturizer within the first three minutes of toweling off,” says Dr. Shainhouse. She recommends looking for products with ceramides (like CeraVe or Cetaphil Eczema Care) that help “fill in” any breaks in the skin barrier from dryness and irritation (or those exfoliants). This will help lock in the moisture from the shower.
1Shower Skin Disasters
We already know what you’re thinking: There’s absolutely no way you’re screwing up when it comes to showering—wash, rinse, repeat, right? After all, it’s not like this is new to you. Well, you might be getting yourself clean, but these common bathing mistakes could have damaging effects on your skin while you’re busy scrubbing away.