Sorry to burst your soap bubbles girlies, but there is, in fact, a difference between soaps and body washes and that difference MATTERS.
You’d think taking a shower would be a straightforward task, right? After all, all you need to do is hop under the toasty water, grab a little cleanser, and scrub the grub away. But hold your lather! the cleanser you’re using might not be the ideal one for you. Confused? Perplexed? Baffled?! Fear not for we’re here so you can make an informed decision on which product to take home.
Why choose bar soap?
The easy application makes a bar soap more used. All you gotta do is dampen your skin and work into lather. You can use the bar soap, time after time till it’s very existence is no more! Which means you don’t have to turn it over and pat the bottle aggressively to extract what little of body wash is left.
2-A bar soap for every skin type
People with sensitive skin tend to avoid using a soap fearing further dryness but fear not! There are soaps that are specifically for sensitive skin and contain plant extracts that sooth the skin and balance its pH. For those with oily skin we recommend non oil based formulas and following it up with a moisturizing body lotion to replenish any of the good stuff lost in the process!
3- Exfoliation without equipment
Say goodbye to a plethora of loofahs, sponges, body brushes and washcloths! Bar soaps with exfoliating properties and ingredients are here to save the day… and space in your bathrooms. They provide your skin with much-needed exfoliation without the hassle of using and cleaning the tools like loofahs and washcloths.
Why choose body wash?
1- Luscious lather
Just the thought of delving and indulging into loofahs-body wash experience busts the stress right outta our mind. As long as you keep the tools clean, you’re body will feel refreshed, rejuvenated and pampered and you’ll walk outta the shower as a new person!
2- Travel friendly
Soaps can surely fit into every nook and cranny but how do you carry that slippery lump around in your bag. With a body wash all you got to do is close the lid of your favvv body wash bottle and pack away!
3-Hydration all over
As bar soaps are often drying and can be a bit harsh to use on the face, the hydrating and moisturizing benefits of body wash means you can lather anywhere and everywhere you’d like – including your face and without the worry of looking like a dried up zombie!
When it comes to choosing bar soap vs. body wash, you should consider your entire skin care routine. If you prefer the squeaky-clean bar soap feel, ensure you are using a moisturizing body lotion post-shower. If you want to pamper yourself in a sudsy body wash lather, ensure you are cleaning your shower tools and treating your body with an oil to seal moisture back into your skin. But no pressure! Try both and let us know in the comments below which type of body cleanser works best for you.