If you keep getting out of the shower with tight, itchy skin, put down the body wash — I don’t care how satisfying that lather is! — and pick up one of the best shower oils on this list. Unlike that offending body wash, these shower oils don’t contain sulfates, soap, or other harsh detergents that can strip your skin of its natural oils. Rather, they rely on other oils to pick up excess sebum and surface-level grime, while leaving the oils your skin needs intact (and not clogging your pores). Along with cleansing and moisturizing, the oils in these cleansers create a protective barrier over your skin that helps it retain moisture — so you’ll probably still feel as comfortable and hydrated hours later as you do the minute you slather them on.
Shower oils are inherently good for anyone with dry, sensitive skin, though some of these shower oils are formulated specifically for people contending with more severe skin conditions, like eczema, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. Some of these shower oils are gentle enough to be used on your face, too, in lieu of a face-specific oil cleanser. Personally, I also like using a shower oil as a shaving lotion — it makes your legs feel so much silkier than a traditional shaving cream does.
Scroll on to shop five of the best shower oils you can get on Amazon. No big deal, but they may just kick your dry skin to the curb for good.
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