Let’s be honest: many beauty products are useful but not necessarily life-saving. I’m always happy to stock my shelves with skin-softening serums and purifying masks, but at the end of the day, I know these products fall squarely into the “extras” category. When I think of the basics I actually need to wake up every morning and be a functioning human being, one thing immediately comes to mind: shower gel.
Anyway, we all use a body wash (hopefully, anyway). It can be tempting to just grab the cheapest body wash at the drug store and call it a day, but body wash can actually make a huge difference to your skin’s overall health. I spoke to Snehal Amin, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Surgical Officer of MDCS Dermatology and Brendan Camp, MD, MDCS Dermatology Board Certified Dermatologist for the truth about all things body wash.