We all know what soap is, and we all know what it’s used for. But do we all know why that darn stuff can’t help but take a little more than just the dirt and grime from our skin?
Hand soaps are full of detergents that break down and wash away the excess oils and dirt from our fingertips. Sadly though, these detergents have no radar for when their job performance has gotten a little too #extra. While they keep the surface of our skin nice and squeaky clean, they also strip away the skin’s natural protective layer of sebum that helps keep it properly moisturized.
After a few washes, you begin to see the results of this job-too-well-done, and maybe even start to dread the occasions you have to visit the bathroom or the kitchen sink. If your skin is really sensitive, maybe the practice of washing your hands has even become a slightly painful ritual to participate in. But you press on because it’s good hygiene, right?
Don’t settle for the notion that your hand soaps must now forever be your worst enemy on the counter-top. You just need an upgrade! Take a look at some of our favorite soaps that nourish your skin and elevate your senses.