Dry skin isn’t seasonal. Sure, it might be more prevalent in the winter months, but that doesn’t mean it magically disappears once the weather warms up—not for us at least. Spending time out in the sun and swimming in chlorine or salt water (depending on where we find ourselves in the world) makes our skin look and feel parched… and tight and itchy and sometimes even flaky. To make matters worse, we’re usually wearing less come summer. Dry skin–disguising clothes like sweaters, coats, and scarves are replaced with shorts, tank tops, and swimsuits.
No matter what time of year it is or how dry our skin becomes, we won’t despair, because we know how to fix it. Moisturizing body lotions are usually our first line of defense (along with protective sunscreen), but we also turn to certain body washes for help—those that are gentle and, most importantly, hydrating. Keep scrolling to see our 15 favorite hydrating body washes to use whenever dry skin strikes.