Should You Wash Your Face With Bar or Liquid Soap?0
Yes the question is pretty much obvious and we all know how to wash our face ( if you don’t know then refer to our other blogs), but the real issue is what should you wash your face with?
One of the common questions patients ask is that should they wash their face with bar soap or liquid face wash.
Here is how you can choose the best facial cleanser for your skin:
Bar soaps are less expensive than liquid soap, and they usually lather very well. The problem is, they can disrupt your skin’s normal pH balance, because most bar soaps tend to be alkaline (higher pH) compared with your skin, which is normally slightly acidic (lower pH). Because an alkaline environment encourages the growth of acne-causing bacteria, using a bar soap can make breakouts worse. In addition, the higher pH disrupts your skin’s natural barrier function, so water evaporates more quickly and dry skin becomes even drier. However, if you prefer a bar soap to liquid, at least look for one that’s gentle and non-drying. If your skin is sensitive or easily gets red and itchy, try to avoid sodium laurel sulfate, a common skin irritant. As for the deodorant bar in your shower, save it for your feet and your armpits. Most deodorant soaps are too harsh to use on your face.
Liquid cleansers are much expensive but they’re less cruel on your skin and their pH is closer to your skin’s normal pH level. For oily skin, choose a gel or foaming cleanser, which will dissolve oil and makeup and rinse off clean. For mild breakouts (if you’re not using any prescription acne creams), foaming cleanser with salicylic acid, which helps unclog pores. For dry or sensitive skin, look for a milky or creamy cleanser, which will leave your skin soft and moisturized.
Choose wisely before applying something on your skin. You wouldn’t love your skin if it’s weary, torn and tired looking, won’t you?