When it comes to taking care of your skin and keeping clean you want the best. There are those who prefer a natural body wash that cleanses the skin without robbing the body of natural moisture while other's prefer the old fashioned soap bar with gentle cleansing power. Naturally, there are those who believe that one is better than the other.
Take a look at current market sales. Sales for body wash products are on the rise while sales for soap bar cleansers are steadily declining. Perhaps the freshness of a liquid body wash like Soft-soap keeps the sales high. In fact, statistics by consumer research organizations show more consumers are turning to body washes for cleansing than ever before. Take a walk down the aisles at your local drug store and it is easy to see that the shelves are filled with body washes made for the entire family.
Body Wash And Soap
Body washes are more than just liquefied soap. Body washes are products meant to cleanse dirt and grime off the skin in a gentle and natural way without robbing the skin of natural moisturizers that are already present. Body washes usually include nourishing ingredients like vitamins, minerals, natural oils, that benefit the skin. Another sound reason people are turning to body wash products is because they are easier to use than a regular bar of soap. Simply dab a bit of your favorite body wash like Oil of Olay’s Body Wash or the more organic Tom's of Maine Moisturizing Body Wash on a sponge and use their gentle cleansing power to wash. Soaps require more water and working the soap bar into a lather. Body washes are also more sanitary. Just think about that bar of soap sitting in your soap dish collecting grime and other particles and you see the point.
Which is Best
Researchers state that body wash and soap both perform adequately cleansing the skin and removing bacteria. The best way to pick the appropriate product is to select a product that is best for your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, choose a product best suited for dry skin. Those with oily skin should choose a product appropriate for their type of skin. Ultimately, selecting body wash or soap is up to the individual. It is more a matter of personal taste.
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