If you care about skincare for your face, you should care about skincare for your balls.
Your face may be oily/dry/combo, but your balls are ~sensitive.~ Sure, you wash down there with soap, but if you’re a skincare enthusiast, you know that just cleansing isn’t enough. Your balls need MORE.
For starters, you should be paying more attention to the soaps you use on your balls. Antimicrobial soaps can be harsh on the delicate skin of your balls, so using a calming soap for sensitive skin would be better. There are lots of harmful ingredients that can affect the gentle skin on your balls. Ideally, you also want to use products that are talc and/or aluminum-free.
Ball skincare isn’t just about soap. There are so many products on the market today aimed at keeping your balls more fresh and less funky. I had my partner test a variety of products to let you know what’s good and what you should save your money on.
Dollar Shave Club Groundskeeper Ball Spray ($6)
First, I tried Dollar Shave Club’s newest product, the Groundskeeper Ball Spray. This product is intended to help your balls feel less sweaty and gross, while also cooling them and preventing chafing.
It doesn’t feel like much, but it helps everything feel super smooth. I’m not a fan of the spray application and would prefer to something easier to use. The spray can be a bit difficult to press and get the product out, and the cooling sensation is not as intense as I would have liked it to be. While that’s probably more preferable for most people, I love the cooling sensation so I was a bit disappointed. For its designed purpose of reducing chafing and sweating, it worked great for me.
You can purchase the product here for $6.
Manscaped products ($10-$15)
I tried a variety of products from Manscaped, including the Crop Mop Wipes, Crop Preserver Deodorant, and Crop Cleaner body wash. The Crop Preserver acts as a deodorant for your balls and helps balance your balls’ pH without any harmful additives like sulfates, parabens, or dyes. The Crop Wipes helps keep you fresh down there, and are a great alternative if you’re unable to shower but want to feel clean.
I really enjoyed the deodorant and wipes. Whenever I find myself feeling a bit icky and unable to shower, I just use a wipe and I feel so much cleaner afterward. I felt like the wipes were nice and moist and smelled very pleasant. As for the deodorant, it gave me a nice soothing effect when applied, and has a gentle fragrance. The body wash was nice, but I didn’t love the scent it left behind. Perhaps if there was a different scent, I’d be more into it.
Ballsy products ($12-$15)
I also tried a variety of Ballsy products, including Liquid Powder, Nut Rub Solid Cologne, and Sack Spray. In particular, I enjoyed their Ballguard Liquid Powder, which acts similar to baby powder but is in a liquid form that is not as messy. It helps prevent chafing, reduces moisture, and makes your balls smell nice and fresh.
My favorite products I tried from Ballsy were probably the Ocean & Air Nut Rub and the Ballguard Liquid Powder – both products have such nice scents! They were heavily fragranced, so if you’re not into that then I don’t recommend these. My only complaint about the Ballguard is that after applying you MUST wash your hands, otherwise, you get a white powder residue leftover. Ballguard does an amazing job of drying quickly and smoothing everything out down there. The Nut Rub was a nice addition if I wanted to use cologne that day, and applied easily without using a lot of the product.
Get Ballsy products here.
Alcala Deodorizing Body Wipes ($30)
The Alcala wipes are all-natural and lightly fragranced. Plus, they’re not just for your balls – they can be used all over your body. While the Alcala wipes were not my favorite compared to the Manscaped wipes, I still really enjoyed using them. They have a lovely soft fragrance and are also made from natural products, which makes me feel good about using them. They are super easy, quick to use, and make me feel nice and clean.
Ball skincare FAQs
We answered all your burning questions about what you should and should not put on your balls. Read our best ball advice below.
Can I put aloe on my balls?
- Yes, but make sure it doesn’t have alcohol or other irritants that could bother your sensitive skin.
Can I put moisturizer on my balls?
Maybe. Unless your balls are extremely dry and/or flaky, it may be unnecessary and actually cause you to potentially get a fungal infection. Genitals are typically rather moist, so unless it is truly needed, don’t bother. The best moisturizers to use would be anything all-natural and that has a lightweight texture. Anything heavier, like thicker creams or ointments, may cause too much moisture to gather in the area.
Can I put Vaseline or Aquaphor on my balls?
No. It will clog the pores on your balls because it is too thick, and it will eventually dry out your skin.
Can I put deodorant on my balls?
Yes, you can apply deodorant anywhere on your body that is sweaty, since it is an antiperspirant. Avoid applying deodorant after shaving your balls – it might burn your sensitive, freshly-shaved skin.
Can I put coconut oil on my balls?
Yes! Coconut oil is a great option since it is naturally antifungal and antibacterial.
Can I put hair removing creams on my balls?
Yes and no. You can use Veet on your balls but if you do, use caution! Patch test to make sure it reacts well to your skin. Additionally, be aware of the timing–the product can only stay on for 10 minutes. Any longer and you could get chemical burns. Even if you do use Veet correctly, you may still receive chemical burns on your junk, which will not be a fun, quick, or easy healing process. Overall, it might not be the best way to remove hair. Shaving or waxing your balls is a safer, potentially less-painful option.
Can I put Icy Hot on my balls?