Is there anything more that is relaxing than a long bath after a hectic work day? A long shower with our best shower gels for women can help you unwind and feel rejuvenated. To enhance this experience and make it more luxe, you can sprinkle bath salts or indulge in a bubble bath occasionally.
In this article, we will talk about a few luxurious body cleansers that would make your shower experience luxurious, refreshing and indulgent.
Some people require an excellent lather experience during their showers to enjoy and feel clean. Compared to bar soaps, a body cleanser or a shower gel will give a superb lather experience. In addition, your skin will be much more relaxed when you rub a lather-rich loofah over your body.
A regular bar soap leaves your skin feeling dry and rough. But this is not the case with body cleansers. Instead, most body washes come with moisturizing and hydrating properties that make your skin feel soft and smooth after every shower for a long time.
How often do you exfoliate your body? I guess it is scarce. A loofah helps exfoliate your skin and eliminate all the dead skin. When this loofah is teamed up with a body wash, it can gently remove all the dead layers, dust, and impurities that get accumulated on the skin.
When you are on vacation or traveling, you don’t have to always wrap up your bar soap in tissue paper or a paper bag after every use. Instead, you can use a body cleanser. They are effortless to carry. Just open, operate and close the cap. Moreover, body cleansers come in a variety of hand bottles that are specially made for travel purposes.
You don’t have to squeeze the entire bottle every time you shower. A small quantity of the product will be sufficient for the whole body. Even a little bit of the product gives you a rich lather. Therefore, a body wash is also budget-friendly.
Do multiple people use your bar soap? Then you are putting your delicate skin at risk. A shared soap shares skin infections and germs too. So, it is time to switch to a body cleanser as it is much safer.
Before buying the best shower gel for you, consider the following factors.
Shower gels that are formulated using natural and plant-based ingredients are the best as they are healthy and give your skin extra nutrients and a moisturizing effect. Always opt for a body wash free of sulfates, parabens, and other harmful and toxic chemicals. Also, never choose a body cleanser that has alcohol in it.
Most of the body cleansers available in the market are suitable for all skin types. However, if you are having a specific skin condition, choose your body wash accordingly.
While some opt for a body wash that is free of fragrance, others like to have a subtle and long-lasting aroma. So, think about how you want your body cleanser to be and act accordingly.
Choose a cleanser with a pump as it is easier to use. Also, keep in mind that a transparent bottle is more vulnerable to contamination as it has more exposure to air and light.
The consistency of the body wash shouldn’t be too thick or too thin. It should not feel sticky on the skin and yet should have an effective cleansing effect.
The budget plays an important role when buying a body cleanser. Prices vary from brand to brand based on the ingredients the product carries. The better the elements, the higher the price. So choose a cleanser within your budget and with maximum skin benefits.
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Whether you are looking for a body wash that cleanses effectively or wants a signature scent, there is a body wash that fits everyone. Here’s our list of best body cleansers.
Kama Ayurveda’s Rose And Jasmine Body Cleanser is a balancing and restoring body cleanser for dry skin. With the delicate scent of roses and jasmine, this body wash leaves skin refreshed all day long. It helps hydrate and nourish damaged and rough skin, leaving it soft, healthy and refreshed. This hydrating body wash that is free of sulfates (SLES), parabens, and petrochemicals, is infused with prowler ayurvedic ingredients that revive and rebuild dry and damaged skin.
The Rose And Jasmine Body Cleanser cleanses the skin effectively without stripping off natural skin oils to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. The Lemon Extracts help in gently exfoliating dead skin cells while brightening up the complexion. While the rose extracts purify skin, the natural Vegetable-based Glycerine rejuvenates and moisturizes the skin. The pure essential oils of Ese and Jasmine nourish, refresh and leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
Kama Ayurveda’s Himalayan Deodar Body Cleanser is a calming, purifying, and refreshing skin cleanser made with Himalayan Cedar Wood extracts. Formulated to gently cleanse the skin without stripping off skin’s natural moisture, this body wash is completely free of SLES (sulfates), parabens, and petrochemicals. Himalayan Deodar Body Cleanser helps mitigate the drying effects of sun and environmental damage, leaving skin feeling soft and radiant.
The Lemon extracts in the body cleanser help exfoliate micro-dead skin cells while brightening up the skin complexion. Rose extracts, rich in healing and anti-inflammatory properties, help purify your skin. The natural vegetable-based Glycerine rejuvenates and moisturizes skin by restoring moisture from the surrounding air. The pure essential oils of Himalayan Deodar nourish, refresh and leave skin toned and healthy.
Kama Ayurveda’s Lavender Patchouli Body Cleanser is a mild and gentle body wash that help soothe and calm dry skin, leaving it hydrated and cleansed. This regular natural body cleanser is enriched with potent ingredients like Honey, Rice, Wheat, Aloe Vera, and Sugar extracts that replenish dry skin and add back lost moisture for a smoother texture.
Lavender essential oil soothes and calms your skin while healing irritation, breakouts, and infections. Refreshing Patchouli Essential oil, rich in natural anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, helps repair dryness, roughness, and damage.
Kama Ayurveda’s Lavender Patchouli Body Cleanser is a herbal blend that naturally moisturizes and protects skin with every single use.
When you introduce your skin to new skincare or body care products, it is natural for your skin to take about 2 to 4 weeks to accept the shift. However, if you are making a sudden shift from chemical or synthetic products to all-natural ones, you need not worry about adverse side effects. Look for ingredients that work well for your skin type when choosing your body wash. This way, you will have minimal skin reactions and side effects.
Apart from retaining the foam, a loofah is also great for exfoliating dead skin cells. You can try using a loofah made of environmentally friendly alternatives like hemp, natural threads, etc.
For any body wash or shower gel to work well, you need to scrub across each body part for at least 20 seconds. Using a loofah, scrub the product well across your body to eliminate all the dirt, grime, and bacteria accumulated on the skin.
No matter how good the ingredients your body cleanser has, it is not meant for the face unless it is mentioned that you can use the product on your face too. This is because your facial skin is exceptionally delicate compared to the rest of your skin. Therefore, your face needs a milder and more personalized cleanser. So, never use a body cleanser on your face.
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If you care for your skin, spare it from synthetic or chemical-laden shower gels. Synthetic body cleansers contain chemicals like sulfates which make them lather well. But they will have lasting side effects on the skin like eczema, dry, irritated skin, etc. Using a shower gel that contains only natural ingredients is the best way to treat your skin well.
While taking a shower or after a bath, do not rub the skin vigorously with loofahs or towels; it can irritate your skin, leading to drying and flaking. Instead, gently scrub your skin with a loofah, and post-shower, pat dry the skin with a soft towel.
Rinse, clean your body with lukewarm water, and then apply nearly two tablespoons of your body cleanser to your entire body. Now, using a loofah, gently scrub your skin. After a rich lather occurs, wash off your body with lukewarm water. Later, pat the skin dry gently with a soft towel.
Most people tend to use way too much body cleanser. Learning how much of the product to use is very important as using too much can leave a sticky residue on your body if not rinsed well. So, use a little amount (about two tablespoons for the entire body). Using too much shower gel can also strip off your skin’s natural oils.
If your body cleanser is natural and moisturizing, you can use it daily. However, if your body wash lacks moisturizing properties, you can use it thrice a week. Other times, use a moisturizing soap.
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As long as you use a natural shower gel that is natural and free of SLES (sulfates), parabens and phytochemicals, there is nothing wrong with using a body cleanser. You can use it every day guilt-free.
Shreya Dalela is a certified Yoga instructor and a professional dancer trained at The Danceworx. She’s passionate about Ayurveda and holistic living with over 6 years of experience in doing extensive research and content creation in the domain.
Certified Ayurvedic Doctor (Central Council of Indian Medicine) working in Kama Ayurveda as an Assistant Training Manager.