We love shower gels! These refreshing bath staples clean up your skin effectively and leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. This is why stocking up on delicious shower gels in the summer is the ultimate TLC you can show your skin during this season. Not just shower gel will do; you need to pick that will leave you with squeaky clean skin sans any dehydration.

Here are five ingredients to look for when buying shower gels in summer. Psst… we’ve also listed our top picks for you to get your hands on. So what are you waiting for? Get your loofah and start indulging.


01. Aloe vera

Aloe vera

The refreshing aloe vera helps soothe irritated skin, has a cooling effect and is deeply hydrating. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of aloe help keep your skin infection and break-out free. It also helps calm sun-exposed skin.

BB picks: Pears Natural Detoxifying Aloe vera Bodywash


02. Cucumber


There is a reason why your spa day includes cucumber water and sliced cucumber eye patches. This vitamin, mineral and antioxidant-rich summer staple has been a skincare favourite for a long time. Cucumber is mostly water and can help protect your skin dullness and premature ageing caused due to prolonged sun exposure. It also helps hydrate dry skin and keeps body acne at bay.

BB picks: Dove Go Fresh Nourishing Body Wash


03. Pink lemon

Pink lemon

Nothing screams summer freshness more than a burst of lemony freshness! This citric ingredient helps fight seasonal fungal infection on the skin, has astringent properties and is a powerful antioxidant that can combat sun damage effectively.

BB picks: St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Exfoliating Body Wash


04. Vetiver


Vetiver, also known as khus in Ayurveda, is a classic summer staple in desi households. A natural coolant, moisturiser and toner, vetiver is a wonderful ingredient for angry summer skin. The ingredient is especially good at fighting odour caused by excessive sweating and keeping you cool.

BB picks: Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree and Vetiver Aroma Daily Detox Body Wash


05. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is one of the best essential oils you can add to your skin routine. It does wonders for stressed, dirty and sweaty summer skin. The ingredient is a great detoxifying agent, and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can help keep body acne at bay.

BB picks: Lux Skin Detox Freesia & Tea Tree Oil Body Wash