The Cleansers

The Australian Women's Weekly - - Scholarship -

Post-win­ter skin has been shown to have poor bar­rier func­tion and pro­tec­tion, mean­ing it’s more sus­cep­ti­ble to de­hy­dra­tion when washed with as­trin­gent cleansers. “Avoid bar soaps,” ad­vises Pro­fes­sor Rod­ney Sin­clair, a fel­low of the Aus­tralasian Col­lege of Der­ma­tol­o­gists, who adds that ideal shower tem­per­a­ture should be warm – not hot – in or­der to pre­vent dry­ness. When choos­ing a body cleanser, opt for gen­tle for­mu­la­tions con­tain­ing hy­dra­tion fo­cused in­gre­di­ents.

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