The Best Moisturizing Body Soaps. For when the weather wreaks havoc on your skin.

From fighting acne decades past puberty to scoffing at the first signs of wrinkles, it’s hard to win the good-skin game. But before cursing your genes, ask yourself whether your skincare routine and lifestyle habits are up to par. And by that we don’t mean clocking hours in front of the mirror or stealing your girlfriend’s fancy facial products. There’s no need for five-step peels or expensive serums, says Howard Sobel, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist. Layering on too many products can actually irritate skin. The key is washing and moisturizing every day and following a few other maintenance basics, he says. Check out Sobel’s do’s and don’ts for a fresher looking face.

Your bargain bar soap might be the easy choice, but it’s not doing anything for your skin. In fact, the crappy chemicals are probably drying you up.

Instead, pick a soap that cleans, hydrates, and moisturizes in just one shower.

A deep-cleansing bar with a gritty texture that exfoliates your skin.

Use it after a sweaty workout to avoid body breakouts.

A mild, organic body wash made without harsh chemicals, so it’s great for sensitive skin.

A mild liquid that has aloe vera properties, which are proven to heal and soothe the most rough or irritated skin.

The coconut oil-based soap feels and smells just like a spa.

Keep your skin soft with this conditioning soap.

Use coconut and palm oil to maximize hydration.

Body wash, we love this one for basic, everyday use.

The moisturizing bar is gentle enough to double as a face wash.

Simplicity is key. The avocado and olive oil mixture make for a killer cleanse without drying you out.

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