The 7 Best Soaps for Dry Skin

Mar 15, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. ET
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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
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Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, $38 at Sephora

Soapwalla Kitchen Almond Oil & Oats Soap Bar

Soapwalla Kitchen Almond Oil & Oats Soap Bar
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Soapwalla Kitchen Almond Oil & Oats Soap Bar, $12 at Soapwalla

Simple Micellar Water

Simple Micellar Water
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Simple Micellar Water, $7.99 at Ulta

La Roche-Posay Micellar Water

La Roche-Posay Micella Water
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La Roche-Posay Micellar Water, $19.99 at Ulta

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
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Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, $18 at Glossier

L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soap

L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap
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L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soap, $14 at Sephora

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Soap

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Soap
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SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Soap, $3.97 at Jet

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