The Benefits of Body Wash

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As body wash grows in popularity as an alternative to bar soap, you might wonder: What’s the difference? If they’re both effective at cleansing your skin, what are the reasons for choosing body wash?

For the health of your skin

Many body washes are made to cleanse and improve the condition of your skin over time.1 Some contain vitamin E and other nutrients that are beneficial to your skin.2 Many also contain moisturizers, meaning they can be less drying than bar soap.3 They can help infuse water and essential oils into your skin, which helps protect it against the elements—particularly during cold weather. Not sure if your body wash contains a moisturizer? Look for one or more of these ingredients:

  • Glycerin
  • Petrolatum
  • Shea butter
  • Aloe vera
  • Mineral oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Almond oil
  • Olive oil Body wash also is generally less abrasive than bar soap, so people with dry or sensitive skin can get clean from head to toe with less chance of redness and irritation.4

For antibacterial protection

Antibacterial body wash is effective at killing germs while cleaning dirt, excess oil, odor, sweat, and makeup from your skin. Many antibacterial body washes, such as Safeguard Pure White Body Wash, continue to protect your skin for hours after washing, to help the fight against illness and infection. In addition, they can help inhibit body odor that can result when germs naturally multiply on your skin.

For ease of use

Many people love body wash because it’s so simple to use. You just squeeze the recommended amount of soap onto a body sponge, loofa, or pouf, and then create a rich, foamy lather. Then you simply wash as you usually would with bar soap. The pouf also helps exfoliate your skin while you wash. After rinsing, pat your skin dry—don’t rub. Rubbing can remove the moisture layer on your skin.