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How to Use Body Wash for the Best Results

August 18, 2022 4 min read

How to Use Body Wash for the Best Results

Body wash is a great way to cleanse your skin, but how you use it can make all the difference. The instructions accompanying your body wash may seem simple enough, but there are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your product. Here are some pointers on using body wash for the best results. 

Select the Right One for You

The first step is to select a body wash that falls within your preferences. For one, you'll want to consider whether you prefer a soap bar or a gel. Body washes come in both forms, and each has its own set of benefits. Body wash bars, such as those from The Earthling Co., often last longer and can be easier on sensitive skin, but you may prefer the simplicity of using a product with a pump.

You should also consider your values. For example, if you are vegan, there are body washes available (including ours!) that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. And if you're aiming to be a more thoughtful consumer, you may want to consider a plastic-free body wash.

You will also want to consider what your skin needs. If you have dry skin, look for a body wash that is gentle and hydrating. If you have sensitive skin, find one that is free of harsh chemicals, and potentially without added fragance.

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Apply the Correct Amount

It may seem like using more body wash will get you cleaner, but this is not the case. In fact, using too much body wash can leave your skin feeling dry and stripped. If you use a liquid wash, a good rule of thumb is to start with about a dime-sized amount. If you opt for our body soap bar, wet the bar and then lather it in your hands for a few seconds before applying it to your body.

Consider Your Tools

The type of tool you use to apply your body wash can also make a difference in how well it works. You may prefer to simply use your hands while others may opt for a washcloth. There is no right or wrong answer here, but keep in mind that hand-held shower tools can help exfoliate your skin as you cleanse. Improper exfoliation can damage your skin, so make sure you're informed of the best practices for your skin type before going this route.

If you do use a washcloth or loofah, be sure to choose one that is soft and gentle as a rougher tool can irritate the skin. To apply the product, wet your cloth or loofah and add a small pump of body wash from your gel product. If you are using a body wash bar, simply lather the product directly onto your cloth or loofah.

Incorporate It Into Your Routine

Finally, be sure to incorporate your body wash into your regular skincare routine. While some people may wash their body once a day, others may need to do it more or less depending on their activities and how their skin feels.

If you have dry or particularly sensitive skin, for example, you may only want to use body wash every other day or even less. On the other hand, if you are an avid exerciser or you work in a job that gets you dirty, you may need to wash your body more than once a day. Listening to your skin and paying attention to how it feels is the best way to determine how often you should be using body wash.

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Things to Keep in Mind

To help you get the most out of your body wash, we've put together a few more tips. Keep these in mind while choosing and using your new body wash!

Can You Use It on Your Face?

While body wash is for use on the body, some people also find it useful for the face. However, it is important to keep in mind that body wash is usually harsher than facial cleansers and can strip away natural oils.

If you do decide to use body wash on your face, be sure to choose a product that is gentle and free of fragrances and other harsh chemicals. In most cases, though, it's best to use a different product on your face altogether.

Ingredients to Look for (and to Avoid)

When choosing a body wash, look for products that are nourishing and hydrating to the skin. Ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil are excellent options.

Ingredients to avoid include sulfates, silicones, phthalates, parabens, and artificial colorants and fragrances. These ingredients can all be harsh on the skin and cause irritation. When you shop plastic-free body wash from The Earthling Co., you'll enjoy freedom from these ingredients with every shower.

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The Earthling Co.'s body wash bars are an excellent option for those looking for a sustainable, low-waste alternative to traditional body wash.

Made with naturally derived ingredients, these plastic-free body wash bars are gentle on the skin and available in a variety of invigorating scents. Get your body wash bar and begin enjoying more earth-friendly showers today!