You don't just throw on any dress or apply just any serum to your face. You're thoughtful about the clothing you allow into your wardrobe and you're highly strategic when it comes to a skin care regimen. Though your body is certainly less sensitive compared to the delicate skin on your face, it still has specific needs, too.
Maybe you've got ultra-dry skin and your body is craving a highly moisturizing body wash, or perhaps you've got a case of bacne and could benefit from a product formulated to target breakouts. Or maybe it's as simple as needing a major wake-me-up in the morning or a "calm yourself, girlfriend" if you shower before bed. Whatever the case, we charge you with the task of stepping up your body wash game from this day forward!
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If you struggle to keep your eyes open in the morning, maybe all you need is a body wash infused with a scent that'll jolt you out of slumber. 100 Percent Pure's Eucalyptus Shower Gel, $20, is an all-natural body wash infused with eucalyptus, an invigorating scent that's known to help promote mental clarity and improve focus. Some other energy-boosting scents to look for are citrus and mint.
If you've got sensitive skin, a gentle body wash that utilizes natural ingredients can help. Farmhouse Fresh makes a few different versions made with aloe, vitamin E, chamomile and green tea to help reduce inflammation, soothe and calm sensitive skin and boost moisture. Pink Moon smells like powder and sugar, Rainbow Road smells like coconut and pear, and Fluffy Bunny smells like lavender and cream. Each is $19.
It's no secret that trying to manage your eczema is essentially a full-time job. Apply one wrong product and you're catapulted back to square one. Something as simple as showering can feel like you're poking the bear. Skinfix Soothing Wash, $20, was formulated specifically for people with highly sensitive skin, including those with eczema. It's 98% natural, fragrance-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free.
Long walks, sweaty gym sessions and eight hours crouched in front of a computer can all lead to sore muscles. Fortunately, there's a body wash for that! Ahava's Liquid Dead Sea Salt, $24.50, is a gel wash loaded with 21 essential minerals that penetrate your muscles to help them relax while softening and hydrating the skin at the same time.