When it comes to “cleaning-up” (and down), one of our favorite topics is how we built our Body Wash differently. Not all body washes are the same or carry the same benefits. Even if all you want to do is get clean quickly, using the wrong body wash or soap can have both long and short term negative effects such as drying, irritation and skin damage. Here, we’re highlighting some of the what’s and why’s choosing the right body wash matters.
Did you know:
Thanks to hormones, men typically have thicker, oilier, and more porous skin. Translation: clogged pores and bacne.
And, thanks to hormones (again) whether you’re a manscaper or not, body hair holds on to sweat, dirt, oil and odor.
Human beings are in a perpetual state of shedding. On average, about every 30 days or so, your skin renews itself by flaking off. That’s not dust floating around your bedroom window.
Your skin is your protection. It acts as a barrier from microorganisms, pollution and chemicals (and just about everything else in the world.) It takes care of you, 24/7: all the more reason you should return the favor.
Here’s some other ways to do just that:
1. WATER ALONE ISN’T ENOUGH
If you’ve ever tried to wash a dirty car with just water, you know that it doesn’t go so well. Dirt and grease don’t break down with just water. That’s why our body wash has water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients, which break down dirt and grime to easily wash it off your body. You’re left feeling clean, not just wet.
2. HOT SHOWERS AREN'T DOING YOU ANY FAVORS
Do they feel good? Yes. Are they good for your skin? Nope. In fact, they can dry out your skin. Hot water works against skin moisture, damaging your skin's natural barrier leading to rough, dehydrated skin. That doesn’t mean you have to freeze in the shower either. Just keep the water lukewarm instead of nearly scalding. Your skin will appreciate it.
3. PREVENT DRYNESS AND IRRITATION
Skip body washes and soaps with harsh detergents. These products make lots of foamy suds - but aren’t great for your skin, causing dryness, itchiness and irritation. Dry skin is tight, feels uncomfortable, and can become flaky. Look for gentle, sulfate-free cleansing that also balances out skin’s moisture levels. Want to boost the lather and give your skin an extra exfoliating scrub?- pair with a mesh sponge, loofah or washcloth for next-level pampering.
4. BATTLE OILY SKIN FOR THE WIN
Witch Hazel, a natural astringent, is also an anti-microbial, which means it will prevent body odor from sneaking up on you. Combine that with our fresh scent of energizing eucalyptus, cooling menthol, and a refreshing blend of citrus, juniper and aromatic greens and you’re good to go.
5. IT JUST MAKES SCENTS
A great smelling lather takes the body wash experience to the next level and can transform your shower (and bath) into a next-level experience. Scent evokes positive memories, good feelings, a sense of confidence. And an added benefit?- its lingering effects on the skin keep body odor at bay.
6. CLEAN, HEALTHY INGREDIENTS
As with most things, it’s all about the ingredients. A lot of focus goes into putting healthy ingredients IN your body, put that same focus into what goes ON your body too. Here’s a few ingredients to be on the lookout when searching for a premium men's body wash:
Witch Hazel & Walnut Leaf: Natural astringents provide odor-neutralizing and antibacterial properties.
Eucalyptus Oil: A natural antiseptic and antimicrobial, it provides a clean, cool and invigorating feel.
Coconut Oil: An excellent humectant, which nourishes skin as it helps prevent moisture loss.
Ginseng Root Extract: Helps energize skin, boost hydration and improve skin texture.
Vitamin E: An antioxidant that fights free radical damage and strengthens skin's barrier to prevent moisture loss.
7. AVOID THE POTENTIAL HARMFUL ONES
Sulfates and other potentially harmful ingredients abound in the lesser skincare products on store shelves. Look for carefully crafted formulas without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicones or aluminum. Our products meet those standards, plus all of our products are Vegan, cruelty-free and made in the USA.
8. QUALITY MATTERS
Thick. Rich. Creamy. Easy to Rinse. These are some of the texture attributes we’ve built into our award-winning Body Wash- and we know how to create premium quality personal care. Our Product team has developed for some of the most prestigious body, skincare, fragrance and men’s grooming brands in the world.
About Huron Body Wash:
Winner of the The Manual 2020 Grooming Awards for Best Body Wash, ours is no ordinary product. Super refreshing and skin conditioning formula invigorates, deodorizes and nourishes to help keep you running in tip-top shape. Our detergent and sulfate-free formula provides a conditioning lather that whisks away dirt, oil, and sweat while taking care of your skin. Invigorating menthol and eucalyptus, energizing ginseng, and deodorizing witch hazel help bring the clean wherever you go. Coconut oil and vitamin E and vitamin B5 hydrate, soothe and moisturize. And our original scent is an invigorating and energetic blend of citrus, eucalyptus, menthol, juniper and aromatic greens.