Beauty, Skin Tips

Ditch the Towel

I know you guys have probably heard about not using a towel to dry your hair, and swapping it with a microfiber towel, instead, right? Well now, it’s all about ditching the towel completely! After your next shower, try ditching the towel and using your usual après le bain skincare and you’ll notice that your products will work a lot harder for YOU! Most, if not all, products are best used on damp skin so your skin can soak up all that goodness. Keep scrolling to see what my current favorite post-shower favorites are:

The best time to apply moisturizer or lotion is when your skin is damp. So if you can, air dry a little bit or ever so slightly pat-dry your skin with a towel and then layer on all that awesome moisturizer! It will really soak into your skin and lock in all that moisture, leaving your skin feeling crazy soft all day long. Trust me!

Another tip I have is to use body oil, like this one, on your legs after you shave. It helps soothe irritated skin and I’ve found that it helps prevent ingrown hairs! If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to avoid anything with fragrance- so reach straight for that coconut oil!

Just like it’s good to apply moisturizing products to your skin when it’s damp- the same can be said for your hair! Since my hair is a bit coarse, I like to use a little bit of oil (like this one or this one) on the ends of my hair to make sure it’s shiny and healthy. If hair oil isn’t your thing, grab a leave-in-conditioner like this one to maintain those shiny locks!

So who’s ready to ditch the towel with me? Let me know in the comments below!

sigxo_chrisellePS: My Nordstrom exclusive JOA collection is available TOMORROW!


  • Tammy says:

    So many great products to try! I definitely agree that using oils and lotions on damp skin does wonders – it really does lock in moisture. I usually opt for coconut oil because I like all natural products, but now I’m eager to try the Bioderma cream – it looks like it works well for sensitive skin. Thanks for sharing! 💕

    xx Tammy

  • Carmen says:

    Oh I loved this Chriselle! Coconut oil is definitely the wonder vanity for every occasion, so good!
    xx, Carmen –

  • Fatou says:

    Love this guide! thanks for sharing

  • I love body oils, I literally cannot get enough of them. I really would like to try that Nuxe oil. I have been considering buying one but I never got round to actually getting one! haha xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

  • KARLA says:

    I’m really curious about this. Sure thing I’m doing to ditch my towel this week

  • I would totally do this and will try it!

    chevrons & éclairs

  • Great tips and these products look interesting!
    New post: Furry coat & Checked skirt

  • You look so stunning!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’ve really noticed such a difference when I apply skincare on slightly damp skin 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing that tip about the oil after shaving – definitely going to try that out! <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Yep, that’s what i always do, I just dab lightly with towel so I’m not drenching!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Chloe says:

    I haven’t heard about this but it sounds amazing! Will definitely be trying it out!

    Chloe x

  • I have not heard about it before but I am so ready to try this!

  • Nikki Acuna says:

    Great advice! I actually stopped using a towel to dry my hair and skin a couple months ago and I’m already noticing a difference!

  • Kathrin says:

    I ditched the towel a few years back and was shocked by the difference it made! I completely agree about all products working so much better on damp skin.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • mainou says:

    I love using moisturizer/body oil on damp skin!

  • Terri says:

    I tried this for a few weeks, but for some reason the skin on my face just didn’t like it! I keep a small, clean washcloth in a separate drawer just for my face now.

  • Kim says:

    I would have never thought to put products on damp skin! Love this.

    Kim — NYC Travel Guide, What to see, eat, and drink!

  • Nikki says:

    You’ve made a good case for ditching the towel Chriselle!


  • Shloka says:

    Your skin looks so fab and I think it’s time to ditch the towel and get that oil in my skin for some summer glow!!


  • Marianne says:

    Your skin looks absolutely amazing!!
    Beautiful <3

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  • Paul says:

    Your skin looks amazing, I would so ditch the towel with you

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