Okay hear me out; I know soap is not the most glamorous of products and that the traditional, humble bar of soap has been pushed out by it's slightly sexier, liquid counterpart. If you can find room in your life or bathroom for a bar soap, please let it be the multi-purpose and outstanding - Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Soap. An exfoliating, deeply cleansing soap, that is the perfect accompaniment to any shaving routine.
You don't need me to tell you that the main purpose of soap is to of course cleanse the skin, in the case of Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Soap the body - perhaps in place of a shower gel? My first recommendation for Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Soap is to use it on the areas you shave regularly; admittedly it is not the most foaming of products but as it naturally exfoliates and contains Tea Tree Oil, it prevents both ingrown hairs and shaving rashes. Used daily - as a shaving base or not, this grainy soap, gently removes any traces of dry and dead skin; all the while cleansing and refreshing the skin.
My other recommendation is to use this Tea Tree Oil infused soap, on areas of the body affected by acne or more general blemishes. I've openly spoke about my acne battle, which annoyingly isn't just located on my face but also my body - namely my upper back, shoulders and on occasion my chest. Unlike my facial acne, this bout of blemishes due to clothing irritation is more prone to being painful and oddly itchy. I have used pure Tea Tree Oil on the affected areas before with success but let's face it, that is not always going to be convenient when rushed for time or half awake. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Soap offers the functionality of a solid bar of soap, with all the natural skin clearing and blemish busting qualities of Tea Tree Oil. With continued use, it does aid the healing process of blemished skin by gently drying out imperfections, the exfoliant properties also helps to prevent and fade existing scarring. Not bad for a bar of soap huh?
At £7.95 a bar, I do deem Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Soap to be too pricey, to be used as an everyday hand soap. However if you do find your hands dried out and beyond help, this is a quick and easy way to cleanse and buffer off the dry areas in one quick step.
I hate myself a little every time I am lured in by a sweetly scented body product - as this is more than just a beautiful fragrance, I don't feel guilty for savouring the zesty, brightening and somewhat herbal aroma. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Soap is a blend of Tea Tree and Mint, it awakens the senses, cheesy but true - combined with the mist of a hot, morning shower it sends me packing and ready to tackle the most mundane of days. It is entirely unisex and will not look out of place in any shower or bathroom.
Forget shower gel, soap is due a revival.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Soap £7.95 via Look Fantastic - link.
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