Body washes are formulated to lather when they’re applied to the body. That means you probably won't get fluffy mounds in a bathtub. For a relaxing bubble bath loaded with rich foam, we recommend a natural bubble bath instead.
Choosing the right body wash is the first step. Take your shower routine to the next level by avoiding these common mistakes when using body wash.
1. Don’t Overdo It With Hot Water
Since hot water is one of the biggest culprits for dry skin, turn the dial down. After lathering your favorite body wash over your body, rinse with warm water to reduce the loss of moisture.
2. Don’t Forget to Exfoliate (But Not Too Much)
1-2 times a week, consider dry brushing before your shower. However, avoid exfoliating too much, as it can dry out skin and possibly lead to breakouts.
3. Don’t Skip Moisturizing
After each shower, be sure to apply a nourishing body lotion to dry skin within 5 minutes.
4. Don’t Rush When It Comes to New Body Wash
If you typically use cleansers packed with synthetic ingredients, it may take time for your skin to adjust. Stick things out for 2-4 weeks (unless you experience a serious dermatological reaction, of course).
“If any products cause increased redness, itching, burning, or stinging, discontinue use and consult your dermatologist to test for contact allergens (to identify specific ingredients to avoid in the future).” - Dr. Julie Jackson