Sweat-Busting Body Washes

Summer and sweating go hand in hand, after all you’re outdoors day and night playing golf and beach volleyball and then patio surfing from dusk until the wee hours.

It’s a right of passage and every man’s prerogative, particularly after having spent the long winter months cooped up under layers of flannel. But just because you’re active doesn’t mean you need to look, feel and smell grimy and sweaty. Here are the best sweat-busting shower gels you need to lather on and wash off this season.

Dove Shower Foam Cucumber & Green Tea
($8, available at Walmart stores across Canada)
Lightweight with a refreshingly clean scent, this foamy wash is sulphate and paraben-free, so it does the job without stripping your skin of its moisture. Plus, there’s no sticky residue once you towel off.

Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body with Rosemary, Eucalyptus & Juniper Berry
($23, available online at www.getjackblack.com)
While it sounds strong enough to wash you car, the truth is that this sweat-defying body wash will not only get you squeaky clean in the shower, but it’s zesty fresh smell will give you you an extra boost of energy.

Ultra Moisture Body Wash Olay with Shea Butter
(From $5.30, available at drugstores across Canada)
If you have dry skin and being outside in the sunshine only seems to make it worse, this body wash’s formulation is infused with hydrating shea butter to help keep your skin looking and feeling soft, but not greasy.

Rocky Mountain Barber All-in-One Shower Wash in Cedar Spice
($13, available online at www.rockymountainbarber.ca)
Homegrown Canuck brand, RMB uses natural ingredients like orange sweet oil, cinnamon leaf oil and patchouli oil to get you head to toe clean. You can even use it in your hair and on your beard.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Body Wash
(From $11.30, available online at www.thebodyshop.com)
Soap-free and made with organic Community Trade tea tree oil, this shower gel is ideal at eliminating excess oil and preventing acne breakouts on your body. An added bonus: it’s safe to use on freshly inked tattoos.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for fashionmagazine.com, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and chatelaine.com, Flare and flare.com, Huffington Post Canada, National Post, AmongMen.com, thekit.ca, iVillage.ca and thewhaleandtherose.com. She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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