If you have dry skin, winter — and all the bitter, dry winds that come with it — can feel like torture. As it turns out, a simple thing you do twice a day isn’t making it any better: washing your face.
Still, by now, you probably know that soap isn’t the most hydrating thing you can put on your skin. In fact, traditional bar soaps can be quite drying thanks to harsh detergents and alcohol, especially if you’re not following up with a moisturizer as soon as you pat your face dry. But you don’t have to give up washing your face — instead, just ditch the harsh stuff.
Ahead, we found seven soaps for dry skin that won’t strip your face of the oils and moisture it needs. Oh, and it should go without saying, but the same goes for your body too, ladies. Our favorite picks for dry, easily irritated skin below.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, $38 at Sephora
Soapwalla Kitchen Almond Oil & Oats Soap Bar
Soapwalla Kitchen Almond Oil & Oats Soap Bar, $12 at Soapwalla
Simple Micellar Water
Simple Micellar Water, $7.99 at Ulta
La Roche-Posay Micellar Water
La Roche-Posay Micellar Water, $19.99 at Ulta
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, $18 at Glossier