There was once a time when family members would share a bar of soap. Today, bars of soap have been replaced with body washes in most households; these last longer and aren’t as messy as bar soaps.
But not all body washes are the same; some are more suitable for your skin than others.
Use the following tips to help you pick the best body wash for your skin type:
Have you noticed how some bottles are labeled “body washes”, and others are “shower gels”? Consumers tend to use both terms interchangeably, but they aren’t the same.
The primary function of a body wash is to clean the skin thoroughly, and that’s exactly what shower gels do—a little too well.
Shower gels are made of detergent and water. The detergent consists of sodium laureth sulfate, and is designed to clean grime and oil from surfaces.
Detergent is harsh on the skin, so manufacturers have to add conditioning agents to their products to make them more suitable. They also infuse scents into them to provide lasting fragrance after use.
Because of the quantity of detergent in these products, they can make the skin dry—especially if you already have dry skin. Shower gels are also help wash away sweat post-workout, but their harsh ingredients can leave the skin feeling very dry.
Unless you want to slather layers of heavy moisturizers on you, it’s better you opt for a body wash over a shower gel, regardless of your skin type.
If you’ve used both shower gels and body washes, you’ll know that the latter is a lot creamier. They also look more like a lotion than gel and offer moisturizing benefits.
Body washes consist of large quantities of oil (sunflower and soybean), which make them gentler on the skin. They may also have petroleum jelly to help their particles latch on to the skin; this way, your skin feels moisturized even after you rinse the product off.
Over exposure to the sun, heat and dry weather causes the skin to feel parched. If you have extremely dry skin, look for a moisturizing, organic body wash that are enriched with natural ingredients that nourish the body.
Other than cleaning and nourishing the body, body washes, and shower gels can also provide additional benefits that include exfoliation and medicinal treatments for people with skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.
Organic Body Washes
Nosh Body has an exquisite organic skincare line that includes luxury body cleansers for adults. Our products are completely organic, they’re vegan, and PETA approved. They are free of harsh detergents that strip the body of moisture.
Nosh Body’s creamy body washes are suitable for all skin types. Its body washes are infused with oatmeal and contain top quality essential oils including eucalyptus, peppermint, and tea tree that are perfect for oily skin! Eucalyptus helps de-stress while eliminating mental fatigue. It leaves you feeling revitalized and rids the body of aches.
Another one of Nosh’s body washes consists of a citrus blend that is suitable for all skin types. The refreshing citrus fragrances reduce stress and anxiety. We also have body washes infused with lavender, which is known for its therapeutic properties. It relaxes the body and improves sleep as well as reduces blood pressure.
Check out our skincare line online and place your order today.
Mom of two young children in the OC, rewriting how we view skincare for ourselves and our children.