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  • Writer's pictureAnjana Rajbhandary

Why You Should Be Using Body Conditioner In The Shower

You know it’s essential to moisturize your skin after a shower, but sometimes you get lazy and skip the process. That’s why you will love using a body conditioner in the shower because this multitasking skincare product has the benefits of a body wash and a body lotion. A body conditioner does the same job as the hair conditioner for your hair; it keeps your skin more hydrated and nourished (via The Zoe Report).

Body conditioners are easy to apply and only need to stay on your skin for a few minutes before you rinse it off to do its job (via Total Beauty). Of course, you can always give your skin a little extra TLC by moisturizing after taking a shower or a bath but rinsing yourself after using a body conditioner will leave your skin buttery soft without the greasy feeling.

Dermatologist Zain Husain told Coveteur, “Most body conditioners are to be applied all over the body as the last step in your shower routine — that means after you’ve washed your hair and used your shower gel.” Dr. Husain added that your skin absorbs more moisture when wet, so it’s extra hydrating for your skin. Do you need more reason to invest in one already?

The best body conditioners for baby-soft skin

It’s about time we showed the same love to the skin on our body that we do to our face. Dermatologist Dr. Richard Bottiglione told Coveteur, “[A body conditioner] applies a thin layer of oil to coat the top layer of the skin so that the skin does not have a dry feeling when getting out of the shower.” Their pick is SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Body Conditioner, which leaves your skin soft, moisturized, and restored all day.

The Zoe Report loves the Kiwi Botanicals Soothing Body Conditioner with manuka honey and chamomile because it soothes and calms inflammation, in addition to just moisturizing the skin. This is an excellent pick for stressed, sensitive, or tired skin. If you want a little exfoliating action along with the hydration, go with The Strategist’s pick of the Lush Buffy Body Butter. It’s a blend of shea and cocoa butter with ground almonds and rice to eliminate dead skin cells. Also, it smells like a dream. For another option, Total Beauty is a fan of one of the most popular body conditioners, the Olay Rinse-Off Body Conditioner. It has vitamin B3, the most wonderfully hydrating ingredient for dry skin. Plus, it is an Allure Best of Beauty Award winner.

You don’t really need to moisturize your skin after taking a shower after using these body conditioners, but it doesn’t hurt to give your skin a little more love. Don’t we all want the softest and smoothest skin anyway?

Originally published at on January 23, 2022.


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