It may be overwhelming to decide what products to use in your shower. Some people base their opinions on label names, comparing reliable brands to one another. Some people base their decision off cost, and others might even base their decision on what smells the best. Even if the following question isn’t your first, I know a lot of you have thought about the difference between solid soaps and the liquid soaps. Is there even a difference? What one works the best? When it comes to shower gel, body wash, or bar soap, there is no correct answer. First you should be advised not to fall for the advertisements, for they are misleading and often untrue. Overall, you should consider your skin type, specifically, if your skin tends to be sensitive or dry.
Many people believe that a simple bar soap is the best body cleanser. However, bar soaps may leave your skin unpleasantly dry. The most important step you can take is to check the ingredients for lye. Deodorant soaps and lye soaps tend to strip the skin’s oils and do not replace them. However, if your skin is really oily, then that is not the case. If you use these relatively harsh soaps and your skin becomes dry, you will need to moisturize afterwards. If you like using a bar soap, it’s better to choose a beauty bar, which tends to be more moisturizing than regular bar soaps.
Although oily skin can withstand the effects of most body wash products, all skin can benefit from these tips:
1. Choose a mild cleanser that does not contain lye.
2. Never use hot water when bathing, stick to warm or cool water.
3. Use a moisturizer immediately after drying off. (I know some of you don’t want to be like your mothers, but why do you think a lot of them have really soft skin?)
4. Try not to over cleanse. This can leave you dry.
5. Always be on the look out for signs of dryness, including redness, itching, and flaking.
If these tips do not work for you, it is probably time to see a dermatologist.
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