WHAT IS SHOWER GEL AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR ?
A shower gel is a liquid, cleansing product which you can use on your whole body. It is an emulsion of water and detergent base, usually with some moisturizing benefits and an added fragrance. Shower gel tend to be a bit gentler on the skin than traditional soap as it is often made with emollient ingredients to help moisturize the skin as it cleans.
Nowadays, shower gels are available in different colours and scents, and can be used by both men and women because of their gentle, soothing and calming properties. If you are in the toiletries section at the supermarket or pharmacy, you might probably be confused by all those available body washes such as shower gel, body wash, shower cream, etc.
The main difference is in the formulation and consistency. Body wash has the lightest texture compared to the rest. It works well in hot and humid weather as it cools your skin without any sticky feel. On the other hand, shower gel is thicker in consistency than body wash. It has a more gluey feel without being sticky and it has a silky feel on your skin after use.
Both liquid and solid soaps are made using betaines, water, and surfactants and work through emulsification. Unlike soap bars which often use lye as the cleaning agent, shower gels rely on some mild synthetic detergents to get you clean. Lye is actually sodium hydroxide and also a skin irritant and when used on soap, it will dry out your skin and may even trigger some allergic reactions.
However, shower gel is often infused with essential oils, vitamins and fragrances. These nutrients make is gentler on the skin and offer healing benefits, like anti-inflammation, whitening and anti-aging. Often, shower gel will leave your skin feeling smooth, supple and moisturized, even before you apply any body lotion.
Shower gels can be used at any time of the day, may it be in the morning before starting off the day with a nice morning shower or in the evening, after coming back from work when a thorough cleanse of your body is needed. During washing, you can apply by using your hands, a wet cloth, a shower brush, or a loofah.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO USE SHOWER GEL? WHAT IS THE NEXT IMPORTANT STEP AFTER USING SHOWER GEL?
Using a shower gel is a luxurious, pleasant experience for everyone. The foam makes your skin feel smooth and pampered, and the scent from the shower gel can boost mood and extending the feeling of goodness for the whole day.
Using shower gel in a proper way with loofah
Make sure the water is at a lukewarm temperature and not hot as this can cause dryness to your skin. Next, give yourself a good soaking before you begin! Shower gel forms lather on wet skin better.
Just a little bit
Pour or squeeze the gel onto a loofah. You only need a bit to do the washing and cleaning effectively.
Squash and squeeze the loofah until you have achieved a lot of lather and foam. This should only take a couple of seconds. A loofah creates a luxurious lather and work more effectively than your hands in terms of cleaning.
Using the loofah, massage the shower gel over your body gently using circular motions. Scrubbing too hard might cause irritation. If you feel that the gel is insufficient to work well, you may always add another teaspoon of shower gel to your sponge.
Rinse thoroughly starting from your neck and shoulders, and work your way down right to your toes. Rinse off any soapy residue with a little more water to make sure you are not drying out your skin at the same time.
Pat dry properly
Once you have finished rinsing your body, pat yourself dry using a clean towel. By patting your body dry instead of rubbing, you are actually maintaining the moisture in your skin
What to do next after using shower gel?
Once you are done with the bath and towel-dry your body, use a moisturizer right away to seal hydration into your skin. Yes, you should apply a moisturizer or body lotion right after you get out of the shower, while your skin is slightly damp as this will help lock in moisture. This final step is vital in order to keep your skin soft, smooth, and moist especially if you have dry skin.
HOW TO SHOWER WITH A LOOFAH?
Loofah is the most excellent applicable tool in the bath or shower. It is normally derived from biodegradable natural resources that cleanses and exfoliates your skin naturally. Its exfoliating function leaves your skin feeling clean and tight. Indeed, loofah is an essential bath tool which exfoliates and deep cleanses that effectively removes toxins and scrubs off dead skin cells, ultimately giving you smooth, glowing and younger looking skin.
Instead of using your hands, loofahs add shower gel to your body in an effective manner since loofahs is good at retaining the foam and creating big, frothy lather with minimal shower gel added. You can actually save money using loofah because the same level of cleanliness can be achieved with lesser gel.
Loofahs also scrub really well as it works to kill bacteria off your skin. As they scrub off dead skin cells, this reduces clogged pores, dry patches, flaky skins and even premature aging, thus leaving your skin looking brighter and smoother. And scrubbing your body with a loofah in the bath or shower is an incredibly pleasurable experience.
Now how to use your loofah properly to achieve its benefits
Soak the loofah overnight in water before the first use
Then moisten it with warm water
Thereafter, you just need to soak in the water to inflate before using
Use loofah to scrub it across each of your body part for at least 20 seconds in order to get rid of all the grime and bacteria from your skin.
After using, hang it to dry.
Remember not to share your loofah with anybody
Regardless of how often you use your loofah, it should be replaced regularly to prevent bacteria from growing on it.
As we know, it is not often that we exfoliate our body. But using a loofah can actually help you exfoliate your skin and get rid of all those dead skin layers, dust, or impurities that got accumulated on your body. Therefore, when you are switching to shower gel now, do invest in a loofah as well.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOWER GEL FOR YOUR SKIN?
By now you should know that a shower gel is a formulation of different ingredients. Some shower gels have exfoliating properties and some are formulated to be pH-balanced and come with soothing and moisturizing ingredients as well. They do have their own special scent, qualities and benefits and there are also shower gels that are better for certain skin types.
So, whenever you take a shower, the warm water opens up your pores, to allow for absorption of ingredients. And if you are using a shower gel with doubtful ingredients, you are actually putting yourself at risk.
Let us explore some of the factors you should consider when choosing a suitable shower gel for yourself
The smell of a shower gel can make you look forward to every shower experience or an experience you can’t wait to be over.
Cool, refreshing scents : Lemon, orange, lime, and other citrusy smells.
Relaxing scents: Lavender, Rose, Ylang Ylang or Roman Chamomile.
Sweet scent : Vanilla, Jasmine, Grapefruit or Rose Geranium
Look for shower gels that consist of moisturizing and hydrating plant oils, natural extracts and vitamins such as A and E, minerals and antioxidants. Important function of a body wash is not only just to cleanse, but also soften and revitalise your skin.
Be aware of some common potentially harmful chemicals found in some foaming agents used in the shower gels as these can be harmful to your skin.
Normal skin: Almost any kind of shower gel will work for this type of skin.
Dry skin: Consider using a moisturizing shower gel that has added emollients or vitamins. Avoid using a heavily scented types.
Oily skin: Shower gel with purifying or clarifying properties that washes away excess oil.
Shower gels have more than just different nice fragrances. They also come with different formulations, which provide additional benefits for your skin. So remember, choosing a shower gel is not only with a fragrance you like. Do read the labels carefully to ensure the ingredients are right for you.
WHAT ARE THE GENERAL BENEFITS OF SHOWER GELS?
A lot of people complain that using bar soaps leaves their body feeling dry but fortunately, that is not the case with shower gels. Shower gels normally come with hydrating and moisturising properties which make skin feel soft and smooth. Furthermore, some shower gels can also be used as face wash.
Shower gels with a liquid format that many of us find these more convenient as you do not need to squeeze out a lot of the gel while bathing. A little goes a long way for shower gel. And squeezing a little bit of the gel will give you a rich lather. As a result, you will also end up saving some money.
Shower gels have stronger formulation in terms of mixing essential oils, vitamins, emollients and fragrances. This makes them highly effective at cleaning the body, without stripping the skin of its protective barrier. They also smell better and longer and offer extra hydration and moisturization to the skin by providing more tailored variants for your skin’s needs.
Shower gels are more hygienic than bar soap in a shower area in terms of reducing the risk of contamination from leftover bar soap. Using a shared bar soap means you are putting your skin at risk.
Shower gels work well but you need to choose the right type according to what suits your body best.
WHAT INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR AND AVOID IN SHOWER GEL? WHY GREEN HERBOLOGY’S SHOWER GELS ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS MANUFACTURERS?
Fundamentally, shower gels are formulated with key ingredients for cleansing, lathering, moisturizing and caring for your skin. Choose a shower gel with moisturizing and nourishing ingredients and check if it contains hyaluronic acid or Vitamin E, which helps to hydrate skin. Other elements such as cocoa butter, shea butter, and plant oil are also beneficial.
While SLS and SLES are both are very similar, SLS is a skin irritant, which can cause some minor skin irritations like dry and itchy skin. SLES is formulated to be much milder and is more common in personal care products.
Why you should choose Green Herbology’s shower gels ?
Our shower gels are made using gentle ingredients that will take care of any skin types with no harmful chemicals. All our shower gels are carefully developed to nourish and care for your skin and they are fortified with different healthy ingredients, fragrances and preparations but our aim is to create shower gels that will heal, treat, clean, nourish the skin without harming your skin, leaving you to use it in full confidence.
Our ingredients have been tested to ensure skin safety and comfort. With the consistency which is just right, our shower gel does not only cleanses and care for your skin, but the aroma packed will leave you smelling great all day.
Softening and Healing properties
Soothing & Calming Skin Inflammation
Treats Skin Dryness & Itchiness
Deeply Soothes & Moisturizes Skin
Heals Skin Conditions
Perfect For Sensitive & Mature Skin
Gently Cleanses & Purifies Skin
Soothing, Hydrating & Healing
Kills Bacteria & Calms Skin Irritations
Energizing & Purifying Effects
Cleanses & Softens skin
Treats/Heals Problematic Skin
Skin Feels Deeply Soothed & Moisturized
Sweet indulgence, Luxurious, Revitalizing
Eases Skin Irritations/ Inflammation
Keeps Skin Protected & Invigorated
Skin Feels Soothed & Moisturized
Enriched With Delightful Fragrances Which Awaken Senses
Green Herbology shower gels offer an effective way to clean and moisturize your body. And with different and wonderfully scented varieties from which to choose, you may find yourself building up a nice collection.
CAN YOU USE SHOWER GEL DAILY? IS IT BAD TO USE SHOWER GEL?
There are no side effects when using a shower gel, in fact shower gel is gentler than bar soaps. Shower gels give your body a refreshing smell and an amazing smoothness and they are so much milder than bar soaps anyway.
As long as you are using shower gels with natural ingredients, you can continue using it every day. If you have dry skin, make sure your shower gel consists of all the moisturizing elements.
If your shower gel is pH balanced and contains moisturizing elements, you can use it twice a day whenever you shower. But remember not to over-exfoliate the skin or else you are going to dry it out unnecessarily.
Do not use a shower gel to cleanse your face. The skin on your face is more delicate than on the body which requires a milder cleanser that caters to its specific needs. Therefore, it is not advisable to wash your face with a shower gel but to use an appropriate facial wash after you step out of the shower.
THE DO’S OF USING A SHOWER GEL
Whenever you start a new skincare or body care formulation, your skin will take quite some time to adapt to the sudden change. Therefore, it is imperative to look for good and healthy ingredients with no side effects. However, most shower gels are tailored for a specific skin type, so you need to study the labels carefully and choose your gel wisely.
We spend so much time taking care of our face that we might have overlooked when it comes to our body care. The skin on our body requires just as much attention as the skin on our face. And a body wash like a shower gel is the best way to cleanse it from all the impurities without clogging your pores.
But do you know that cleansing your body effectively and properly is important to avoid any back acne and breakouts to appear all over your body.
Choose The Right Shower Gel
It is important to always read the labels to find out the ingredients that are inside the shower gel. The reason why shower gels are recommended over bar soaps is that they tend to be more moisturising and often include natural ingredients without harmful chemicals. When picking the right shower gel, look for formulations that are pH balanced including nourishing ingredients that will nurture your skin while gently cleanse all kinds of impurities.
The Right Amount Is Important
Using the right amount of shower gel is enough to lather up and cleanse your whole body, because too much can leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy when not washed off thoroughly. And using too much of the gel can actually remove your body’s natural oils and leave your skin feeling dry.
THE DON’TS OF USING A SHOWER GEL
Only use shower gel for body
Firstly, do not use a shower gel on your face no matter how good are the ingredients. You need to understand that a shower gel is meant for body and not for your face. Your face is more exquisite compared to that on your body and it requires a gentler and personalized cleanser.
Avoid harmful chemicals
Keep away from harmful chemical such as paraben or SLS when choosing your shower gel. Some shower gels have strong chemicals which make them lather really well but unfortunately this has lasting side effects on your skin such as eczema flare ups and irritated skin. Using a gentle shower gel made with natural ingredients is the best way to treat your skin well.
While taking a shower, do not rub your skin vigorously as it can irritate your skin and lead to itchiness and flaking. Scrub your skin gently with a loofah and when you are done with your shower, pat dry your skin with soft towel. Exfoliating is beneficial as it helps get rid of dead skin but overdoing it can cause irritation, so it is only best to exfoliate once or twice a week.
Use running water to wash off the shower gel effectively. Shower gel will leave your skin feeling sticky and can also be damaging to your skin. You should rinse off thoroughly in the shower to remove any shower gel or bath water residue from your skin.
Use lukewarm water
Rinsing yourself with hot water can strip off the natural oils and moisture from your skin. Water that is lukewarm is much better for your skin.
PLACES THAT PROVIDE SHOWER GEL? (HOME, HOTEL, HOMESTAY, AIRBNB OWNER)
While shower gels are most commonly used in the shower at home, you can also find these at relaxing home spa baths, hotels, homestay, Airbnb and any other staycation house. With natural formulations, unique fragrances and attractive packaging designs which adds a beautiful element to the bathroom.
When choosing accommodation for staycation, there is one more thing we usually get excited about is the cute and contemporary bottles of shower gel, shampoo and conditioner that you can find in the bathroom.
If you are looking to sell luxury handmade shower gels as wedding, house warming or birthday gift boxes, you can get these in bulk from us and repackage them into smaller and nicer packaging. We can also create or formulate any formula including customize and design your aromatherapy suited to your product and needs. At Green Herbology, we offer OEM services, therefore you can also rebrand our products with your own packaging design. Do visit our website to learn more ➡️➡️ https://greenherbology.com/