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Soap versus body wash

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by alaaro, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. alaaro

    alaaro Well-Known Member

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    Whats the pros and cons here? I know soap is bad for your skin because of the drying effect, but I feel like it cleans better than body wash. What are people's thoughts, and what do you all use?
     
  2. NavyStyles

    NavyStyles Well-Known Member

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    I use a body wash by Suave for Men. I think I mainly use it, because it's so easy to tote back and forth to the bathroom (keep in mind, I live in a dorm). Every now and again, I like to use plain, old-fashioned soap... since I agree with you and think it does a better job of cleaning.
     
  3. alaaro

    alaaro Well-Known Member

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    thanks navy. Anyone else? We all use one or the other, right? What does everyone think?
     
  4. hermes

    hermes Well-Known Member

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    body wash
    if need to scrub, body scrub
    soap is drying on skin, especially in the winter months when it's likely super dry already

    if you like soap type products, use a glycerin bar type soap which will clean well but not strip your skin as dry as normal soap does
     
  5. gregory

    gregory Well-Known Member

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    Do a search for "Anthony Logistics". They have good quality soaps, body washes and body scrubs.
     
  6. hermes

    hermes Well-Known Member

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    the anthony body washes are overrated, thick and gel-like, pricey for what they are

    a better bet is baxter of california and/or heavy duty and/or n>dn men (which i think may have gone out of business though)
     
  7. whitsang

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    Great question, alaaro. I prefer body wash to bar soap. The only problem I have is that I fear the loofah breeds bacteria. I like using a loofah since it sloughs off dead skin easily. I'm just not sure of the proper way to clean it, so lately I've been using the body wash without a loofah.
     
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    hermes Well-Known Member

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    you don't need a loofah unless you want to scrub
    just use one of those mesh plastic puffy things or a washcloth
     
  9. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    Dove soap here - doesn't dry my skin and I feel clean.

    Bradford
     

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