Sort out your shower wash
With so many body washes claiming to make your shower magical where do you begin when picking one? Luckily we've done the hard work for you, so all you need to do is read on to find out which offerings cater best with what you're looking for!
If you have sensitive skin it can be hard to track down options which don't cause you discomfort or inflammation. Eczema is one condition which calls for caution as everything from added fragrance to preservatives such as methylparaben can aggravate skin. When suffering from eczema your skin barrier is weaker, meaning it becomes more prone to irritants and dryness as water can evaporate.
This is where a product such as Sanex Zero% Sensitive Skin comes in; thanks to its few chemical ingredients and mild formulas which are full of 100 per cent natural moisturisers, your skin will be left nourished and calm after using.
Likewise there's Simple's Kind To Skin Refreshing Shower Gel. Again, there's no perfume or colour to this product and it has been dermatologically tested and approved to give comfort as well as freshness. It contains cucumber extract, Pro-Vitamin B5 and chamomile; an ingredient which is a natural antiseptic and is seen as hypoallergenic, neutralising any irritable sensations.
Or if you're not a fan of gel and prefer a creamy consistency why not go for Simple's Moisturising Cream product? Same benefits, just a richer formula which lathers up nicely thanks to the addition of shea butter - another ingredient ideal for eczema sufferers.
If you're lucky enough to be able to use all sorts of products then the options are endless. Keeping on the topic of moisturising, try Imperial Leather Indulgence Effortless Moisture Argan Oil Pearls Body Wash. As evident in the name it's packed full of Argan oil for a soothing sensation, and its delicate fragrance will leave your skin smelling fresh too.
The Body Shop is known for its fruity and fresh offerings, but the Red Musk Body Wash has a unique scent of cinnamon and tobacco for a different kind of cleaning process. There's no flowery or floral notes, only rich and sophisticated ones.
We can't forget the humble scrub too, which will buffer off old and dead skin cells and leave you with a smooth finish. L'Occitane's Almond Shower Scrub is full of oil and crushed shells from the nut itself and provides a foamy consistency rather than a harsh grainy sensation like some - a good scrub for beginners.
So now we've got the washes down, what to use to apply them? Of course there's your hands, but you also have other options to give optimum cleaning. Body mops are a popular choice as they're not too callous on your skin and they increase lather during use, which means a little product goes a long way. They also help remove dead skin.
Exfoliating gloves are another good choice, which are a little bit grittier making them an ideal option for getting rid of fake tan or if you need to work out some ingrown hairs.
And we can't not mention the modest sponge, with similar benefits to a mop. A brush on a long stick will also help you reach even the trickiest places with your body wash.