But for folks like me, who can’t help but crank up the temperatures, celebrity esthetician and dermatological nurse Natalie Aguilar has a solution: Apply body oil before stepping into the shower. “This oil barrier prevents excessive water loss and helps with any irritation,” she notes.
This habit takes all of 5 seconds and a few pumps of body oil, but makes a dramatic difference in the appearance and feeling of the skin in the long run. After the shower, I don’t feel itchy immediately and my skin doesn’t feel tight.
Personally, I love mindbodygreen’s body oil because it has the perfect light texture, is made with enriching botanical oils (like safflower seed oil, squalane, and vitamin E), and doesn’t feel to goopy pre or post shower. But you can do this trick with whatever oil you love.