20 Weird Products You Should Use In The Shower If You Want Clearer Skin


Showers are awesome. After a stressful day, there's nothing more relaxing than spending 15 or so minutes drenched in hot water. But as simple as they may seem, taking a shower isn't a one-and-done deal — especially for people with skin issues like acne. Because I've totally been there before, I'm here to help you out by bringing you these weird but oh-so effective shower products that give you clearer skin and a more radiant complexion.

I'm one of those in-and-out shower folks who steps in, washes up, and gets out. However, while it's so tempting to wash and get on with your life, you're seriously depriving your skin of nourishment (not to mention a little pampering). Those 15 minutes are primetime for exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing — all of which is essential for acne-free skin. And, it all comes down to the right set of skin care products.

I know what you're thinking: Don't make my shower routine more difficult than it has to be. But I promise you, this list will still keep your shower down to those 15 minutes. It all comes down to finding those perfect pH-balancing, moisturizing products with key ingredients such as jojoba oil and activated charcoal. Once you have those shower products for preventing breakouts, you can scrub-a-dub-dub and get on with your life.

1. A PH-Balancing Shower Filter That Looks Like A Watering Can

Johnathan Product Beauty Hard Water Shower Filter System, $79, Amazon

If you suspect that it's your tap water that's making you break out, try a shower filter system that removes copper and other heavy metals. The result? Pure, pH-balanced water that's more skin-friendly.


2. An In-Shower Face Mask That Makes You Feel Wonderful

Make P:rem Wonderful Me In-Shower Face Pack, $36, Amazon

What could be better than a face mask you can actually use in the shower? Make P:rem In-Shower Face Pack does just that. It works to moisturize and brighten your skin tone while you wash your hair, shave, and do whatever else you need to do.


3. A Microfiber Body Towel That Absorbs Excess Oils

Aquis Microfiber Body Towel, $25, Amazon

This Aquis Microfiber Body Towel helps absorb water and any excess oils quicker than your bath ordinary towel. It's lightweight, making it great for travel and provides barely-there comfort if you're one who loves spending hours post-shower lounging around in your towel.


4. A Lotion Just For "Buttne," A.K.A. Butt Acne

Green Heart Labs Butt Acne Clearing Lotion, $33, Amazon

If you're embarrassed of your butt blemishes, don't worry — countless people fall victim to butt acne at some point in their lives. This clearing lotion specifically targets those pesky backside pimples ASAP. Its formula moisturizes, exfoliates, and soothes irritation for a smooth and spot-free booty.


5. A Powerful Exfoliating Scrub With Tea Tree Oil And Activated Charcoal

Oleavine TheraTree Therapeutic Body Scrub, $15, Amazon

From removing dead skin cells to fighting acne, this body scrub does it all. Its combo of activated charcoal and tea tree oil work together to draw out toxins and bacteria from your skin's surface that cause acne and other problems. It also has a minty fragrance that helps fight odor as well.


6. A Shower Head With A Built-In Filter

AquaCare By HotelSpa Filtered Shower Head, $30, Amazon

This may sound crazy, but your tap water could be responsible for your breakouts. Luckily, this shower head offers a quick fix. It has a built-in filter that removes chlorine, heavy metals, and other impurities that could be found in your tap water. You're left with pH-balanced water and a shower that feels like a heavenly spa.


7. A 24K Magic Gold Scrub That Feels As Good As It Looks

First Botany cosmeceuticals Pure 24K Gold Scrub, $20, Amazon

Gold is definitely an underrated skin care ingredient, in my opinion. This scrub will literally make your skin as good as gold by eliminating dead skin cells, improving the texture and even protect against pollution, which is a big cause of breakouts.


8. A Body Brush For Pre-Shower Exfoliation

Mio Body Brush, $20, Amazon

Dry brushing before jumping into your shower not only removes the dead skin cells on the surface, but it helps even out your skin texture by boosting circulation. This body brush has high quality bristles that work to gently buff your skin, as opposed to feeling super scratchy.


9. Super Moisturizing Jojoba-Infused Shower Gel

Crabtree & Evelyn Moisturizing Body Wash, $28, Amazon

Jojoba oil is one of the best ingredients you can use for your acne. This body wash helps maintain your moisture balance, keeps breakouts at bay, and just plain smells amazing.


10. A Spot Treatment With Tons Of Acne-Fighting Ingredients

TreeActiv Cystic Acne Spot Treatment, $14, Amazon

Tea tree oil, spearmint, and pink grapefruit essential oil — those are some of the acne-fighting ingredients found in this spot treatment formula. Apply this spot treatment to even your worst blemishes and it'll work to clear up your skin, balance oil production, and prevent future breakouts from happening.


11. A Deep Cleansing Brush For Both Face And Body

SKINFUN IPX7 Waterproof Facial Cleansing Brush, $20, Amazon

The SKINFUN IPX7 comes with five different brush heads to cleanse your body from head to toe. Each brush works to tighten pores, get rid of excess oils, and exfoliate for clearer, more radiant skin.


12. A Body Lotion That Provides Intense Moisture

AA Natural Skin Nourishing Butter, $27, Amazon

Moisturizing post-shower is essential for soft, healthy skin. Unlike other lotions, this body butter hydrates deep into your skin layers and locks in the moisture from your shower. It's made from a blend of oils, including jojoba and coconut oils that have anti-inflammatory properties that help treat acne.


13. Soap Bars With Tea Tree Oil As The Secret Ingredient

Keeva Organics Tea Tree Oil Soap Bar, $15, Amazon

As you already know, tea tree oil is great for taming and preventing breakouts from happening. This 100 percent natural and organic Keeva soap relies on tea tree oil as its key ingredient to help clear up blemishes, pimples, and scars. It's also gentle enough for the face and body.


14. Cleanse Your Body With This Active Charcoal Wash

First Aid Beauty Cleansing Body Polish, $28, Amazon

As the bottle says, this cleansing body polish "buffs away impurities," due to its active charcoal formula. Its a clay body paste that works into a lather when use, perfect for body acne, dry skin, and eczema.


15. A Body Sponge With Activated Charcoal

Konjac Sponge With Added Bamboo Charcoal, $12, Amazon

Made from 100 percent bamboo charcoal, these konjac sponges are great for acne-prone skin. Activated charcoal is known to help remove toxins and balance your skin's pH level without the need for harsh chemicals.


16. Get Radiant Skin With This Retinol Moisturizer

Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer, $21, Amazon

I've said it before and I'll say it again, moisturizing after showering is essential for great skin. This moisturizer not only hydrates but has retinol, a powerful acne-fighting ingredient that also works wonders on dark spots and other complexion concerns.


17. A Dry Brush That Gets All Those Hard-To-Reach Places

GingerChi Meridian Dry Brush, $20, Amazon

This dry brush is made from sisal and jute, two fibers that gently exfoliate your skin to improve its texture and boost circulation all over your body. What I love most is the handle, which is great for helping you buff out those hard-to-reach places like your back or ankles.


18. An Algae-Infused Body Scrub For Glowing Skin

Buena Skin cosmeceuticals 100% Pure Spirulina Scrub, $13, Amazon

Spirulina is one of the buzziest ingredients for skin care. This scrub clears out bacteria and toxins from the surface level known to cause acne, plus it has extra vitamins and other oils to nourish your body. Once you use this organic body scrub, you'll notice clearer, glowing skin.


19. Clear Skin With Bar Of Soap Made From Mud And Argan Oil

One With Nature Dead Sea Mud Soap, $20 for a pack of six, Amazon

While some soaps have fragrances that can strip away moisture from your skin, this all-natural formula helps improve it as you cleanser. One With Nature Dead Sea Mud Soap is made with argan oil and shea butter to gently exfoliate and moisture your skin.


20. A Body Scrub That Smells Like Your Dunkin' Donuts Order

LUVBOD Coffee Scrub, $20, Amazon

This donut glaze flavored coffee scrub not smells amazing, but is extremely effective at exfoliating your body. Made from 100 percent Arabica coffee, vitamin E, and coconut oil, this scrub will smooth out all your troubled areas, give you a boost of antioxidants, and moisturize your skin.

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