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Is soap better than body wash?
Last Updated: 12th March, 2020
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Also asked, is soap better than shower gel?
Body wash and shower gel are pretty similar. They're both liquid cleansers that use mild surfactants to cleanse skin, says Dr. Frey. Body washes are slightly more moisturizing than shower gels (and much more hydrating than bar soaps), says Rothenberg.
One may also ask, which lasts longer bar soap or body wash? A larger bottle is even cheaper per use. The trick is to use just a tiny amount, and put it onto very wet skin - it works best this way, and you also use less. We use bar soap by preference, but I've found body wash actually lasts way longer if you're not over-using it.
Furthermore, is body wash the same thing as soap?
1. Soaps Can Be Dehydrating. In general, bar soap can dry out your skin by stripping the moisture while it cleans, so body washes actually can be better for your skin because many are formulated with extra moisturizer to replace what the cleanser strips away.
Can you wash your body with bar soap?
Wait—yes, I do. Bar soaps suck. They're slimy, they're slippery, and you risk losing a toe if you're not careful. "Many of my patients prefer using a bar soap over a liquid body wash," says NYC dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D. "It feels more normal to them in their cleansing 'ritual.