You probably take a shower just about every day, so it might seem a little silly to learn about how to use body wash. After all, what more do you need to know about this simple shower staple? Even with all your experience washing up under a stream of steamy water, however, there may be a few tips and tricks you can learn. Check out this guide to using body wash gel to make sure you get the most out of every shower and step out feeling exceptionally fresh and clean each time.
Step 1: Rinse Off
Start by getting your skin wet in the shower. You should use warm water that creates just a bit of steam without being too hot. If your water temperature gets too high, it could dry out your skin, which can counteract the hydrating effects of your body wash gel.
Step 2: Wash Your Hair
You may be surprised to learn that you should wash your hair before washing your body. Think about it this way: when you shampoo your hair, everything washes down your body as you rinse it out. That means built-up oil in your hair and soapy residue can end up on your skin. Therefore, you'll want to wash your body after your hair in order to make sure you're fully clean before stepping out of the shower.
Step 3: Lather Up
With those steps behind you, it's time to lather up your body wash gel. Apply 1 to 2 teaspoons of body wash into a loofah, sponge or washcloth. It's best to use one of these products since they create a rich lather and help exfoliate your skin as you wash. If you prefer to only use your hands, you may need to dispense a bit more body wash to get the job done.
Step 4: Wash Up
Use small, circular motions to gently scrub all over your body, working from top to bottom. Wash your face and neck first but be careful to avoid getting soap close to your eyes. Continue working your way down, ending with your feet.
Step 5: Rinse & Dry
Rinse off with warm water. Be sure all soap suds are removed from your skin, and rinse out your washcloth, loofah or sponge. After getting out of the shower, pat yourself off with a towel and apply lotion to slightly damp skin to help lock in moisture.
Body Wash in the Bath
While body wash gel is most commonly used in the shower, you can also use it for relaxing at-home spa baths. If you want a spontaneous bubble bath, add a few teaspoons of the gel under running water as you fill the tub. Or you can apply the gel directly to a loofah, sponge or washcloth while in the bath, then scrub down using the steps described above. After getting out of the tub, you should rinse off in the shower to remove any bath water residue from your skin.
Use these tips to get the most out of your body wash. Don't forget to apply lotion as well to experience the full benefits of a hydrating body wash gel. Choosing a Vitabath® nourishing body wash and body lotion will ensure your skin is getting only the best. Our luxurious bath products are designed to pamper you, body, mind and soul, leaving you relaxed with silky soft skin and fantastic fragrance.