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Is It Necessary To Use Soap On Your Entire Body?

October 6, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
shefinds | beauty

I feel like each day I hear of a different thing I should (or shouldn’t) be doing in the shower. For instance, you shouldn’t use shampoo on your hair or wash your face in the shower, and you should take cold showers instead of hot. Recently I’ve been hearing that you don’t have to use soap on your entire body. I wanted to know the answer so, naturally, I looked it up online.

According to Huffington Post, “Soap is formulated to dissolve dirt and oil, allowing water to wash it away. The skin on arms and legs generally doesn’t have a lot of oil to give up, so cleaning them with soap is like drawing water from a stone—your limbs are left bone dry.”

They even chatted with Cynthia Bailey, M.D., a dermatologist in Northern California and founder of DrBaileySkinCare.com and she agrees! “Minimize soaping to only the oily and odor-causing parts of your skin such as your face, armpits, buttocks, groin, and feet,” said Dr. Bailey.

I’m going to put this theory to the test and see if my skin doesn’t feel as dry.

Don’t miss why you should be cleaning your shower with a dryer sheet and if you should be using a soap-free face cleanser!

[Photo: Shutterstock]

 

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