Itchy, flaky and uncomfortable: we’ve all experienced dreaded dry skin.
But what’s really going on when your skin feels dry? Simply put, dry skin lacks the water and oils that it needs to stay soft and flexible. It’s usually caused by environmental factors like dry air from indoor heating and cooling, and showers or baths in water that’s too hot. In most cases, dry skin can be alleviated by reducing your exposure to hot water (lukewarm water is best for showers and baths), and by supplementing your skin’s moisture content with hydrating products. Regularly exfoliating skin that’s prone to dryness also helps. Scrubbing removes dead skin cells, which reveals the healthy skin beneath and allows your moisturizer to work its magic even more efficiently.
Our richest facial moisturizers
If your complexion’s feeling parched, have no fear. Look to Skin Drink: this rich formula is full of reparative sesame oil, cooling fresh avocado and calming rose absolute for restoring moisture to very dry or sensitive skin. For an even richer moisturizer, check out Skin's Shangri La. It’s made with a nourishing blend of evening primrose, coconut and sweet almond oils that leave skin dewy. This thick cream also uses lanolin and beeswax to create a conditioning layer that locks moisture onto skin.
Butter up that body
Our body lotions are packed with moisturizing ingredients that soften and hydrate dry bits, whether they happen on legs, elbows or anywhere in between. Each one is made with a unique blend of skin-soothing butters and oils for a different feel, but each will give skin the moisture it needs, leaving it soft and silky.
Dream Cream, one of our bestselling products of all time, boasts a decadent blend of fair trade organic cocoa butter, organic olive oil and glycerin mixed with soothing oat milk and lavender oil. It calms, cools and moisturizes in one swoop and is particularly popular among customers with sensitive skin. It’s also available in a self-preserving formula.
Charity Pot Body Lotion is another rich cream that keeps skin feeling soft and supple. With olive oil, glycerin, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and vanilla absolute, just imagine how luxurious it feels on the skin. And 100 percent of the purchase price of this decadent cream is donated to grassroots groups —even better!
Since showering in hot water can contribute to your skin’s dryness, why not combat it right at the source? Ro's Argan Body Conditioner is made with a hydrating blend of cocoa butter, shea butter and luxurious oils that give skin a dose of rich moisture in the shower. After washing up, simply smooth some over clean skin, rinse off and towel dry. Boom! No further moisturizing required, and your skin will stay hydrated and happy all day. Also available in a solid, packaging-free version!
Hydrate your hands and feet
Our hands and feet are the hardest working parts of our bodies and often end up feeling dry as a result. Hands get washed repeatedly in hot water and are exposed to the elements, and our feet carry us around from morning ‘til night every day, building up dry skin and calluses. Luckily, we’ve formulated hand and foot care products that work just as hard as your extremities!
For hands, Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter is a citrusy miracle worker. Shea butter, avocado oil and fresh organic lemon infusion butter up dry bits and leave skin feeling richly nourished and smelling delightfully lemony.
If your feet need a little TLC, Pink Peppermint is a cooling, smoothing lotion that’ll banish your dry skin woes. With the perfect combination of cocoa butter and glycerin, this one will get toes moisturized and keep them that way. Or there’s the super-citrusy, mega-moisturizing Repeat Orange Foot Balm. Its blend of castor oil and glycerin lubricate hard, cracked skin while locking in moisture to soften those tough soles. It’s also packed with Brazilian orange oil and orange peel wax to protect skin and give it a familiar juicy scent.
We’re passionate about soft skin, which is why you’ll even more intensely moisturizing goodies in our bath, shower, face and body ranges, too. Need a little help? Let us help you find what you need before you buy, so you can feel confident about your purchase. Simply visit your local Lush for a personalized consultation or get in touch virtually, and we’ll help you banish dry skin.