As a dermatologist, I strongly advise against using a face wash with the following ingredients as they can worsen skin dryness;


Face wash cleansers containing parabens are not fit for people with sensitive skin. The paraben chemicals can heighten dry skin conditions by increasing skin sensitivity and speeding up cellular activity, making you more prone to sunburn or damaged by harmful UV rays. At times they can increase the risk of dermatitis, blisters, and rashes. I suggest you swipe face wash products with paraben ingredients for those containing hyaluronic acid as it can significantly increase skin hydration and moisture.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

A face wash ingredient creates foam and delivers the perfect cleansing. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate can be bad for dry skin as it worsens the condition by stripping the skin of its protective natural oils, causing irritation and other allergic reactions. Substitute this ingredient for products with ceramides and glycerin ingredients to improve skin hydration or moisturization.

Ieva Kubiliute

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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