How come dry skin doesn’t absorb moisture from showers and continually stays dry, but lotion helps?


Like the title explains, why does dry skin only seem to retain moisture with lotion?

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“moist” skin is essentially healthy oily skin.

the Shower (in combination with a soap that binds dirt **and oil**) causes your skin to dry out. The water does not contribute to the moisture of your skin.

the water evaporates on the skin and even might cause more dryness, depending on your skintype and how fast it can replenish the surface with oils.

TL;DR: water doesnt contribute to skin moisture, shower in combination with soap removes oils. lotion replenishes them before the bodies own can kick in.

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