Hello…matildas, how have you been? You know that I know that We don’t need Binoculars to realize that the world is getting more and more compact. The more advanced we are getting, the more we can create, the more we want things to be easy, compact, less time-consuming. Whether it is our kitchen, bathroom, cars, workspace, personal life, everything is influenced. So, maybe that’s why people came up with the idea of shower gels. Simple demand and supply with an upgrade I guess! In this article, we will get to know how to use shower gel properly for healthy skin.
- 1 What is a Shower Gel?
- 2 Why You Should Replace Your Soap with Shower Gel
- 3 A-List of Top 7 Shower Gels In 2020
- 3.1 Fiama Di Wills Exotic Dream Enlivening Care Shower Gel
- 3.2 Nivea Pearl and Beauty Shower Cream Oil Body Wash
- 3.3 Acqua di Parma Blue Mediterraneo arancia di Capri shower gel
- 3.4 Aesop A Rose by any other name body cleanser
- 3.5 Eau D`Italie shower gel
- 3.6 Byredo Parfums gypsy water body wash
- 3.7 Bamford Geranium lavender peppermint hand and body wash
- 4 Here is a list of 7 top-rated Organic shower gels
- 4.1 Method Moisturizing Body Wash (White Tea)
- 4.2 Rahua Body Shower Gel
- 4.3 Love Beauty and Planet Shea Butter & Sandalwood Majestic Moisture Body Wash
- 4.4 Neal’s Yard English lavender bath and shower gel, 200 ml
- 4.5 Austin Austin neroli and petitgrain body soap, 300 ml
- 4.6 Meraki northern dawn body wash, 490ml
- 4.7 Ashley & Co washup gone green in mortar and pestle, 500 ml
- 4.8 Faq of Healthy Skin
What is a Shower Gel?
I know-i know, it’s not rocket science but I just want us to be more interactive. ‘ Shower gel (also shower cream or body wash) is a specialized liquid product used for cleaning the body during showers. Not to be confused with liquid soaps, shower gels, in fact, do not contain saponified oil. The shower gel is a derivative invention of the liquid soap, which first appeared in the 1800s.; a definition that google has saved and displays in bold. But if I had to say it my way, I would say it is a more refined replacement of soap. By refined I mean better. Simple no, lol. Just like any other product shower gels also have categories.
Why You Should Replace Your Soap with Shower Gel
Shower gel or soaps, has always been a debatable topic, but slowly and steadily shower gel is making its way to the top. Even companies who originally made soaps and marketed it are now shifting to shower gels because of their efficiency and elegance.
There are several reasons as to why you should replace your soaps
1. Shower Gels have a more potent formulation
Shower gels are formulated in a way that they can easily combine essential oils, fragrances, and vitamins. When compared to soap what people keep most in mind is hygiene reasons. Remember details ad for germ kill hand wash, they compared a hand wash to a soap. They said continuous touching of soaps can be a hygiene concern. What I personally feel is that when you use soaps, the same one can not be used by another person, unlike shower gels.
2. Shower gels are compact
Shower gels are more helpful in terms of keeping your bathroom products away from common use and contamination. They are easily stored and give your bathroom a more rich look. Oops… sorry Mr. soap.
3. Aromatherapeutic Shower Gels
As demand is increasing, the competition in the market is also rising. Aromatherapeutic gels are enriched with special, floral, and effervescent compounds that cannot be packed into soaps. The fragrance exuded by these compounds is akin to scents being used for helping people relax in herbal saunas/baths.
4. Soaps Present a Greater Chance of Wastage
There is always the likelihood of losing some part of the soap due to moisture or when left in a wet soap-dish. In comparison, shower gels are without such hassles. it is easier to squeeze-out a more measured amount of gel.
5. Rinsing-off shower gels are easier
lesser time in the bath and still emerging more fragrant and refreshed. Soap bars are more likely to leave your skin dry and hence, more vulnerable to allergic reactions and developing itches. In comparison, shower gels tend to create a thin, invisible film on the skin that prevents eliminating too much moisture from the skin.
Now that we know why shower gels, let’s jump to the point where we understand different ways in which we can use shower gel in a proper way
1. Choosing a Shower Gel
of course, choosing the correct shower gel is very important because each of them has different qualities, scents, benefits, and drawbacks. Some might even be better for certain types of skin than others.
2. Keep your skin type in mind
The type of shower gel that you choose plays a very important role in order to ensure maximum effect. Different skin types have different needs, so you might want to consider buying a shower gel that suits those needs. You may also consider buying a body wash instead, which has a thinner consistency than shower gel.
If you have dry skin, consider using a moisturizing body wash instead
If you have normal skin, then you are in luck and can use almost any time of shower gel you want.
If you have oily skin, then you can use most shower gels, but consider looking for ones with clarifying properties, or ones that have been designed specifically for your skin type.
3. Consider allergies and skin sensitivities
There are many things that might contribute to your allergic reactions, including perfumes and certain chemicals. When choosing a shower gel, consider something that is perfume-free, or made out of natural and organic materials. This may also be the case for you. Consider trying a shower gel that is SLS-free
4. Consider an exfoliating shower gel
Shower gels include exfoliants that help scrub away dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. An exfoliating shower gel may include different types of organic abrasives, such as crushed walnut shells, fruit seeds, ground almonds, oatmeal, sea salt, and sugar. It may also include inorganic abrasives, such as micro beads. Studies have shown that micro beads, which are usually made from plastic, can be very harmful to the environment and ecosystem as they cannot be filtered out by water treatment systems
5. Choosing a Sponge
The shower gel comes in a fluid form, which means that it can’t be simply massaged over your body. This section will show you the different things you can use to apply the shower gel to your skin and their benefits. Because of how porous they are, sponges produce great lather. They also tend to be gentle on the skin. There are two types of sponges: synthetic, plastic sponges, and natural sea sponges. Example: Synthetic sponges, Sea sponges are a natural product. They are mostly brown or tan in color
A-List of Top 7 Shower Gels In 2020
Fiama Di Wills Exotic Dream Enlivening Care Shower Gel
Nivea Pearl and Beauty Shower Cream Oil Body Wash
Acqua di Parma Blue Mediterraneo arancia di Capri shower gel
Aesop A Rose by any other name body cleanser
Eau D`Italie shower gel
Byredo Parfums gypsy water body wash
Bamford Geranium lavender peppermint hand and body wash
Here is a list of 7 top-rated Organic shower gels
Method Moisturizing Body Wash (White Tea)
Rahua Body Shower Gel
Love Beauty and Planet Shea Butter & Sandalwood Majestic Moisture Body Wash
Neal’s Yard English lavender bath and shower gel, 200 ml
Austin Austin neroli and petitgrain body soap, 300 ml
Meraki northern dawn body wash, 490ml
Ashley & Co washup gone green in mortar and pestle, 500 ml
I hope this article on how to use shower gel properly for healthy skin guides you well in your search for what fits your skin the best. Let us know your views in the comments down below. Thank you.
Faq of Healthy Skin
Difference between a Shower Gel and Soap
The difference lies in the type of skin you have. If you have a delicate skin shower gel can be your ideal choice as it is milder in nature. If you have a harsher skin or you are exposed to more dirt then soap is more reliable in removing pollutants.
What are shower Gels?
Shower Gels are liquid in nature specialised in body cleansing. It uses synthetic detergents derived from either petroleum or plant sources.
How to choose correct shower gel?
It is very important to have knowledge of any product that you use on your skin. Choose Your Shower Gel on the basis of the type of skin you have- DRY, SENSITIVE OR, NORMAL. Go for more organic brands and choose the scent you like.
Is Loofah important?
Yes, while using shower gel one might like to use a loofah for better cleansing purpose. but it is not compulsory. Using a loofah of good quality is important.
Does Shower Gels have side effects ?
There can be some side effects as shower gel is an extracted chemical product. Every company has precautions and ingredients written on their products. In case of any irritation discontinue the use of the product and if required consult a dermatologist.