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How to Use Bodywash

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author image Sandra Ketcham
Sandra Ketcham has nearly two decades of experience writing and editing for major websites and magazines. Her work appears in numerous web and print publications, including "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution," "The Tampa Bay Times," Visit Florida, "USA Today," AOL's Gadling and "Kraze Magazine."
How to Use Bodywash
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Bodywash is an effective and convenient alternative to traditional soap. Many bodywash products contain moisturizers and function as all-in-one products, working as soaps, shampoos and shaving gels when necessary. They are more sanitary than bar soap, and are ideal for storing in the bath or for travel. Bodywash formulas vary, and are made to suit all skin types while ranging from cream to gel based textures.

Step 1

How to Use Bodywash
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Wet your skin in the tub or shower with warm water.

Step 2

How to Use Bodywash
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Apply about 1 tbsp. of bodywash to your washcloth, bath sponge or pouf. Wet the washcloth again to create suds.

Step 3

How to Use Bodywash
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Rub your skin with the wet washcloth, using gentle circular motions. Make certain to wash your entire body, including under your arms. Start with your face and neck, but avoid the eye area. Work your way down your body, saving the dirtiest areas for last.

Step 4

How to Use Bodywash
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Re-wet the washcloth and apply more bodywash as needed. Body wash cleans more effectively when it lathers.

Step 5

How to Use Bodywash
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Rinse your skin with warm water, then follow with a blast of cold water to close your pores.

Step 6

How to Use Bodywash
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Use a moisturizing lotion within three minutes of leaving the bath or shower if you suffer from dry skin. While many bodywashes contain moisturizers, most are not sufficient for preventing or treating dry skin.

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