The Dos and Don'ts Of Using A Shower Gel

Who doesn’t love a long and relaxing shower with a creamy shower gel that lathers up like a dream? Even so, are you sure that you are using your shower gel the right way? There are some dos and don’ts of using a shower gel that you must keep in mind to make your bathing experience more enjoyable as well as effective. The next time you hop into the shower, do remember these useful tips.

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The Dos of Using A Shower Gel

  1. Do use a loofah to gently exfoliate your skin in the shower. A loofah not only holds the lather of the shower gel but also helps to remove those pesky dead cells. You can also opt for loofahs made out of hemp or other natural materials as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic loofahs.
  2. Do scrub each area of the body for at least 15 seconds. If you have ever wondered whether your shower gel can kill bacteria and other germs then this tip is for you. For the soap or body wash to work as an anti-bacterial agent, you need to rub it on your body for a good 15-30 seconds before rinsing to ensure that it gets rid of all the germs.
  3. Do apply your shower gel on the back and other hard to reach parts of the body. A good shower is not just about the shower gel you use but also about where you apply the body wash. Dirt and germs lurk in the crevices between our fingers and toes, behind our knees, and on our backs. Therefore, these areas need to be washed thoroughly.


The Don’ts of Using A Shower Gel

  1. Don’t use a body wash to cleanse your face. A lot of people feel that a body wash can be used for the face but this is, in fact, incorrect. The skin on the face is way more delicate than that on the body and requires a milder cleanser that caters to its specific needs. Hence, do not wash your face with a shower gel and use a face wash after you step out of the shower instead.
  2. Don’t use a shower gel that contains SLS. If you are someone with dry or sensitive skin then SLS can be your worst enemy because it strips the skin dry. A gentle, SLS-free body wash is best for eczema and other skin disorders because it will leave your skin supple and moist. The Baene Essence Shower Gel is an excellent choice because it is free of SLS and parabens and leaves the skin silky smooth and soft.
  3. Don’t be rough with the towel. Vigorously rubbing a towel all over your body to dry yourself quickly is a rookie mistake. This can leave your skin irritated and can also cause redness or flaking. Instead, take your time to pat yourself dry with a soft towel.

While taking a shower may seem like child’s play, you must pay some attention to doing it the right way. This bathtime checklist will make sure that you get the best results out of your shower gel every single time!

Mrinalini Mohanty

Guest Writer

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