Shower Hack for Soft Skin
Bad shower habits are one of the biggest offenders for dry skin. Hot showers can compromise your skin barrier function in the long run, leading to dry and itchy skin. But if you can't forgo long, steamy showers, try applying body oil before bathing. The barrier that the body oil provides will prevent excess water loss during your shower by creating a partition between the water and your skin. Thus, helping your skin's lipid layer maintain its integrity. And while you can use any oil you like, "dry oil" that sinks in fast and won't leave your skin feeling sticky works best. Finally, don't forget to apply another layer of moisture post-rinse to ensure your skin is moisturized and soothed.