How to Pick the Right Body Wash for Your Skin Type

To avoid skin damage, get a specific type of soap that’s formulated to treat either dry, oily, or normal skin.

White towels hanging in a bathroom
Showering with a body wash paired with your skin type will keep you clean without causing side effects.Pexels/Castorly Stock

So how do you know which type of body wash to buy? First you need to know your body type. Do you have dry skin? Do you have oily skin? Do you have normal skin? These are all questions you must answer to find the right body wash for you. Save yourself the time of staring at the body wash aisle in the store for an hour and go in knowing exactly the type you need. Here are a few other notes that should help.

Dove Body Wash For Dry Skin Deep Moisture
Dry skin is a common problem that right body wash can really help with.Dove Body Wash

Do you suffer from dry skin? Join the hordes of many who have the same issue. But there is hope: there are plenty of body washes on the market that will do wonders for your dry skin. You want to look for a body wash that is almost like a hybrid between a body wash and a moisturizer. This means it should contain some type of oil that leaves your skin nourished but doesn’t leave it feeling greasy. The ingredients in this type of body wash should be gentle and not leave your skin feeling raw.

Puracy Natural Body Wash
Oily skin sufferers need a body wash that will help them dry out the excess oil.Puracy

If you have oily skin, you want a body wash that has exfoliating ingredients. This will help get rid of unnecessary oil in your skin, without stripping you too dry. Ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and alpha-hydroxy acids are great at doing just this. When used correctly, they will leave you with the right amount of oil to stay hydrated.

Antifungal Tea Tree Oil Body Wash
If you have normal skin, you can use just about any body wash you want.Purely Northwest

If your skin doesn’t fall under the category of “dry” or “oily,” then your skin is “normal.” You should consider yourself lucky. This means that you are able to use a wide variety of body washes, without having to worry about drying out or over oiling your skin. Look for washes containing gentle ingredients that will give your skin the nourishment it needs to stay normal and happy.