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BN Skincare Cleanser Series: Dry Skin

Angel Obasi



BN Skincare Cleanser Series: Dry Skin

Hello, BellaNaijarians! Today’s skincare post will be a follow-up on the series introduced last week BN Skincare Cleanser. The series will walk us through how to pick soaps that are for our skin type and also zero in on the way we bathe as well as the sponges used so we can achieve our desired result.

Everyone has their preferred choice when it comes to body wash or bar soaps, but when it boils down to picking the appropriate cleanser for your skin type, you have to make the best decision to achieve the desired result. Which is a smooth skin right? Right. So let’s get into it.

Our main focus for this week would be on Dry Skin.

Dry Skin

It can be a little tasking having a dry skin because you will have to oil up every now and then to avoid looking ashy or like a white walker. So your best bet would be going with the body wash. The body wash has a hydrating moisture which is rich in ingredients like glycerin, aloe vera, and botanical oils.

These Ingredients help to replenish lost oils from bathing, helping your skin maintain moisture. The body washes also softens the skin so when purchasing one, look for formulas that contain hydrating oils such as sunflower seed oil and olive oil.

Bar soaps are more drying than body washes because the chemical sodium hydroxide is required to create the cleansing system, according to cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson. The insight is that most of today’s bar soaps contain synthetic detergents.

Also, a major concern would be the type of sponges used. Most times, in other to maintain a smooth skin, you have to avoid the use of very harsh sponges. Use of the sponge is necessary of course, especially for those rough parts of the body like the feet, armpit, and private part. It is always a better idea to avoid the use of sponges on the face.

There are various body washes at the supermarket, pick one that best speaks to you and if you are not so sure, you can consult your dermatologist on the type of body wash you can get so you don’t fall victim of washes that promote skin lightening and doesn’t necessarily cater to your skin needs.

Do not forget that your dry skin craves moisture at all times. Yes, you might lotion and after a moment of washing your hands, you are ashy once again. The best decision would be to have a go-to lotion mixed with coconut oil to help you stay moisturised

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Angel is a Fashion and Style blogger and loves to be described as a woman with creativity and grace. Angel is a Mass Communication graduate with a degree from North American University. All things Fashion, Beauty and Architectural Designs are her thing. Follow her on Instagram @styleconnaisseur


  1. Tito

    June 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Great post BN. I suffered from dry skin for the longest and its true, body washes are the best if you have very dry skin. Only few bar sops can cater for the needs of someone with dry skin as myself. Bar soaps never worked for me. Even black soap is a big NO. I use the Dove dry oil moisture body wash for my body and Daizaura Radiance boost moisturizer for my face. Best products I have ever used

  2. jay

    June 14, 2017 at 12:48 am

    @tito what cream do you use for your body and whats the price of the products you mentioned? do they tone as well?

  3. northern princess

    June 14, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Dear BN,
    Please bring back that lady that wrote a short series on cosmetics, i can not remember her name for the life of me. in her articles she compared high end products with regular affordable ones based on their ingredients. in one of her articles she even gave us a quiz on moisturizing ingredients and how to spot them. it was very helpful
    In her bio, i think she worked for a bunch of cosmetics companies including L’Oreal
    tell her we miss her

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