How many times have you hopped out of the shower feeling invigorated and clean, only to start sweating minutes later? It’s frustrating, especially when you’re trying to conserve water. And it’s not just your imagination – traditional soap-based products can actually have the opposite effect, leaving you feeling dirtier and more stinky than before you showered. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some smarter showering alternatives that will help you feel fresher for longer!
Switch to a mineralized showerhead
One simple way to make your shower more refreshing is to switch to a mineralized showerhead. These types of showerheads filter out chlorine and other impurities from your water, which can lead to a gentler wash overall. Not only will you feel cleaner, but your skin and hair will also thank you for making the switch!
Body wash that contains probiotics
If you’re looking for an even more natural option, consider using a body wash that contains probiotics. Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your gut health, and they can also help to balance the microbiome on your skin. This means that your body will be better equipped to fight off bad bacteria and odors, leading to a fresher feeling that lasts all day long.
Switch Out Soap For All-Natural Coffee & Olive
One of the most important things you can do for your shower routine is to switch out harsh soaps for all-natural coffee and olive oil. These two ingredients are gentle enough to cleanse without striping away your skin’s natural oils, which help to keep bad bacteria and odors at bay. Plus, they both have amazing smell-neutralizing properties!
Add a few drops of essential oil to your body wash
Another great way to keep your shower feeling fresh is to add a few drops of essential oil to your body wash. We love using lavender oil for its calming scent, but you can choose whatever scent you prefer. Just be sure to avoid synthetic fragrance oils, as these can actually aggravate skin sensitivities.
Beat Odors & Mild Irritations With Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an effective way to battle bad bacteria and fungus. It’s also helpful for treating mild skin irritations like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis. You can find it in most health food stores, or online. Add a few drops to your shampoo or body wash, or dilute it with water and use it as a body spray.
Minimize Body Odors With Magnesium Oil
One way to keep your body feeling fresh is by using magnesium. Magnesium oil can be used as an antiperspirant and has been shown to be more effective than aluminum-based products. It works by helping to regulate sweat glands and minimize body odor. You can find magnesium oil at most health food stores or online.
Cleanse Deeply With Coconut Conditioner
When it comes to cleansing deeply, many people think that using a harsh soap is the only way to get the job done. However, there are smarter alternatives out there that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Coconut conditioner is one such alternative. This product will help to balance your pH levels and keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Use A Back Loofah To Clean Hard-To-Reach Spots
Reach around and give yourself a good back scratch with a loofah, long handled brush, or washcloth. Use soap on the loofah, brush, or washcloth first to create suds and then scrub your back. This will help you get clean while also exfoliating your skin. Alternatively, you can purchase a body brush with natural bristles to use in the shower. These brushes can be used dry or wet, with or without soap. Use circular motions when scrubbing your skin with the brush to help improve circulation. Start at your feet and work your way up toward your heart. Use gentle pressure if you have sensitive skin. Finish by using long strokes along your limbs. Use a detachable shower head to rinse off the suds. Body brushing can be done every day or two. Just make sure to clean your brush regularly with soap and water to prevent the spread of bacteria.
Finally, exfoliating regularly will help to keep your skin feeling smooth and fresh. We recommend using a natural loofah or sponge, as these are more gentle on the skin than harsh plastic scrubbers. For an extra boost of freshness, add a few drops of essential oil to your loofah before showering.
By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a fresher, cleaner shower experience – without all the harsh chemicals! So ditch the soap and switch to something smarter – your skin will thank you for it. Thanks for reading! Until next time.