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Are there any contraindications to the use of shower oil?

An intriguing alternative to shower gels, traditional soaps, or other cleansing treatments, shower oils come in various formulations to suit all skin types. To reinforce your choice of oil, discover any potential contraindications regarding its use and some criteria for making a good selection.

Published December 9, 2021, updated on February 9, 2024, by Stéphanie, Doctorate in Life and Health Sciences — 2 min read

What are the contraindications and precautions for using a shower oil?

Unlike a simple vegetable oil for the body, a shower oil is used during a shower or bath to replace your usual shower gel or soap. Its advantage lies in its moisturising, nourishing and soothing properties, as well as its light texture that leaves no oily residue on the skin. It is well tolerated by all skin types and presents no dangers to the skin. It can be used by both children and adults.

However, ensure you are well acquainted with the list of ingredients in the shower oil andavoid any cleansing care containing parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, sulphates, etc... These are suspected to be irritating ingredients, allergens and in some cases, endocrine disruptors. Also avoid bath oils that contain mineral oils, derived from the petrochemical industry.

However, shower oil is not recommended for use when shaving in the shower. Indeed, it tends to accumulate on your razor. Therefore, it is advised to opt for a shaving foam suitable for this purpose. This type of formulation will facilitate the razor's glide over the skin without increasing the risk of cuts or irritation. Furthermore, some bath oils do not contain a cleansing base and therefore do not clean the skin. They are applied after the shower gel on still damp skin for better absorption.


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