Shower gel has a firm, gel-like consistency. It also can sometimes be used on both the body and hair, depending on the formula. Different shower gels and body washes promise different benefits, so we do recommend tailoring your post-workout cleansing body wash product to ensure it leaves you properly clean.

You will find cleansers that offer deep cleansing, hydrating, nourishing and even softening. And of course there are tons of different fragrances on the shelf to select. For most occasions and when you’re at home, it’s important to choose a body wash or shower gel that suits your skin type, but generally speaking we believe your post-workout gel should be a natural based product and contain citrus. After all, why put all that effort into maintaining a healthy body by working out only to add a synthetic or alcohol-based gel that dries or damages your skin?

When you workout, the body moves into performance mode and uses sweat to regulate its temperature. There’s a lot of goodness in the moisture that pours from our pores. Water, salt, minerals and uric acid all coat the skin temporarily until it either falls off, evaporates or gets washed off when you hit the shower. And that also provides nature’s own moisturizer to your skin, helping you to stay hydrated.

Having said the above, your sweat also contains plenty of bacteria because it is other function (in addition to cooling you down) is to expel anything your body, or skin, more specifically, doesn’t need. If you choose not to wash it off in the shower after working out, you won’t do your skin any long-term damage. If you have time, we’d always recommend following your workout with a shower, as there is one other more social reason you may want to think about rinsing off your sweat the same day – unwanted body odors. You might want to think about a refreshing shower with your favorite scented gel before heading out on a dinner date a few hours later though. 

A shower gel that contains natural oils or citrus will help your skin replenish what your workout takes away.

And citrus provides a brilliant natural cleansing ingredient to any product, helping you not only fend off bacteria, but feel completely refreshed and good smelling too.

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Body wash is an essential part of any men and women daily grooming routine. But finding a shower gel with a scent that lingers throughout the ups and downs of everyday life can be tough. That is why we have put together a list of the best smelling shower gels that last. No more worrying about body odor after sport when you use one of the products below!

Here, see the best shower get you can use after sport:

Adidas After sport 3 in 1 Shower Gel

Adidas after sport body, hair & face shower gel gives you the appropriate energy boost after long exercising sessions, refreshing as well as cleansing deeply. Plus, it has a pleasant citrus scent.

Nivea Men Sport 3 in 1 shower Gel 

Nivea sport shower gel adds invigorating properties to your after-sports showering experience while also stabilizing the skin’s pH levels. In fact, its deeply hydrating and cleansing formula features an energy-boosting lime scent, refreshing for a long time.

L’Oréal Men Expert Invincible Sport

The ultimate revitalizing shower gel for face, body and hair. Enriched with camphor. Your after-sport wakeup call. The aromatic fragrance will keep you smelling fresh all day long. High performance revitalizing shower gel for after-sport, 100% engineered for men.

Weleda Arnica Sports Shower Gel

Packed with anti-inflammatory goodness, Weleda’s arnica-infused sports shower gel is a natural-based, post-exercise recovery savior. A thoroughly refreshing and energizing body cleanser, it is designed to soothe minor aches and pains, revive and stimulate overworked limbs and lift the heavy feeling of post-workout tiredness. Formulated with skin-friendly and eco-conscious plant cleansers, the gentle gel solution is supported with firming rosemary essential oil and lavender essential oil, which has anti-inflammatory benefits and a beautiful smell that encourage both cell regeneration and an overall state of calmness. 

AESOAP Citrus Mélange Body Cleanser

Aesop’s sepia-toned bottles will never not be brag-worthy – but you’re buying this one for the scented, hydrating shower gel inside, not for the style-signaling packaging. A hint of jasmine brings extra depth to the energizing grapefruit scent, and the hydrating formula will leave skin feeling softer. 

Fila Shower Gel N.1 Women

The new line FILA for body care is born, the novelty for those who want to change the rules of the game shower gel perfect for those who love sports, offers maximum performance for your skin and hair. The shower gel contains notes of cedarwood and bergamot with a touch of citrus for a refreshing and scented start after sport.