I wonder if you frowned in a puzzled way when you saw the title of this article. Shower gel? Don’t you just get one that you’re used to off the shelf and as long as it foams up and clean you well, that’s good enough?

Well, choosing shower gels according to your needs and occasions can help take care of your body skin better, and the right scent can also enhance your well-being. Here are what we recommend for different occasions and purposes:

If you’re showering after gym, use: Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba Oil Moisturising Body Wash

Shower Gels For Different Purposes Crabtree Evelyn Jojoba Oil Moisturising Body Wash

Your body is warm, you’ve perspired and you feel sticky. Go for the Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba Oil Moisturising Body Wash. This shower gel is enriched with oat amino acids and jojoba oil, both of which are great hydrating agents. It lathers well (so it gives you the feeling of cleanliness) but is formulated without parabens and phthalates (common ingredients found in cleansing products to help them foam, but can be damaging to skin). We especially love how its subtle herb and citrus scent invigorate us, and seemingly help us extend that healthful experience after a good workout.

If you’re showering before you sleep, use: Sexy Little Things Noir Shower Wash

Shower Gels For Different Purposes Sexy Little Things Noir Shower Wash

What you want right after you dry your hair is to get yourself a cup of hot chocolate, read your favourite book while light music play in the background – your daily ritual before you lull into dreamland. Get in the bath or shower with Victoria Secret’s Sexy Little Things Noir Bath & Shower Cream. This has a butter texture and is infused with the Sexy Little Things Noir perfume scent and shea butter. It feels soothing when used with warm water and its vanilla scent makes you feel ready for bed.

If you want a spa experience, use: Biotherm Lait de Gommage Milk Scrub

Shower Gels For Different Purposes Biotherm Lait De Gommage Milk Scrub

Perhaps once a week, you just want to pamper yourself with a spa experience. Do it in the comfort of your own home by giving yourself a body polish with the Biotherm Lait de Gommage Milk Scrub. Its refreshing citrus scent helps relax your mind, and it’s made up with moderately-sized beads to give you a good scrub. The creamy scrub transforms into a milk texture when it comes in touch with water and helps to exfoliate your skin gently. Your skin will feel smoother after this.

If you’re showering before a date, use: Philosophy A Field of Flowers Shower Gel

Shower Gels For Different Purposes Philosophy A Field Of Flowers Shower Gel

Subtle floral scent from a shower beats strong floral fragrance from your perfume on your first date – you don’t want to overwhelm him! Philosophy’s a field of flowers shower gel has a lovely and cheery scent that most people will love, and most important will put you – and him – in a positive mood. The creamy bath wash lathers easily and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

If you’re showering after a long day at work, use: Kiehl’s Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath with Sea Salts and Aloe

Shower Gels For Different Purposes Kiehls Lavender Foaming Relaxing Bath With Sea Salts And Aloe

You’re tired and you just want to kick back at the couch with your TV. Before that, give yourself an indulgent bath experience with the Kiehl’s Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath with Sea Salts and Aloe. Sea salts are known for their relaxing properties so this shower gel can help wash your fatigue away. Lavender is also a scent associated with relaxation to further put your mind at rest. This bath wash contains hydrating properties to care for your skin as it cleanses it.

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