Good penis care helps keep a guy’s favorite body part in prime condition. That includes the penis skin, which due to its visibility is of key importance. After all, when clothes are doffed and the manhood stands revealed, the state of the penis skin is going to make a valuable first impression on a potential partner.
Most men know that hygiene, including proper washing, is key to healthy penis skin – but not everyone is aware that sometimes care needs to be taken while showering to make sure the skin gets the most benefits – and the least damage – from the cleansing experience.
Countless commercials for soaps and cleansers have taught us that lathering up means getting sparkly clean. But in fact, where penis skin and lather is concerned, a little less can be more.
Bubbles and lathering in soap and cleansers come about because of an ingredient known as a surfactant. This chemical cleans, but it also binds with the natural oils in and on the skin and removes them. When this happens, the skin becomes drier and rougher. Consistently using a soap heavy on surfactants can lead to scaly, peeling penis skin, which is definitely not desirable.
Another problem that can occur is getting good and soapy and then not rinsing the soap completely off. Toweling off the excess cleanser gets rid of the visible signs, but the chemicals that caused the lathering are still present and doing their best to dry that skin out.
Some days there’s really nothing like a good, long shower to make a guy feel great. And the occasional 20 minute shower is perfectly fine. However, consistently taking long showers is not doing penis skin any favors. After a certain point, dirt and grime has been washed away, and continuing on is likely to start stripping away the oils the skin needs.
Some like it hot
Again, a nice hot shower can soothe aching muscles – and indulging in one every so often is fine. But hot showers are really good at depleting the oils from the skin, and that’s really bad for the appearance of the penis. Warm or even lukewarm showers are best. If a man does opt for a hot shower, keep it to once a week or so.
Good penis skin care doesn’t stop when the water is turned off. The drying process can also play a role. For example, using a rough coarse towel can damage the skin over time. In addition, it’s better to pat the skin dray rather than rubbing the towel all over.