Is it bad if we use soap to wash face each day?

China
May 16, 2009 7:11am CST
I like soap instead of facial washing cleaner. Is it bad for face?
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11 responses
@ray_ripz (81)
• Singapore
16 May 09
it depend on what kind of soap you are using.. some soap are specially made for the body except your face.. before i use soap in my face but after a few minutes it became so itchy.. my dermatologist told me that skin type is also one of the main factor in purchasing and using soap.. it is better to go out and consult a dermatologist about what soap or facial washing cleaner your going to use.. hope that this one helps! god bless!!
@omiami (412)
• Malta
16 May 09
To tell you the truth I dont like to use soap for the face. I have never used it and I never will. I prefer to buy facial wash cream or something suitable for my skin rather than to use soap especially. Its better if you check what type of skin you have and combine a particular facial wash products to your type of skin. Try to make some research in order to find products that are good but are also suitable in your budget.
@galileo2008 (1146)
• Philippines
16 May 09
There are some soaps that are harsh to your face, and you shoudl not use the same soap for your face and body becasue that soap is not designed to work on your sensitive skin on you face. There are soaps that are milder and are really designed for your face, just make sure that you'll use facial cream each after you wash your face to moisurize your facial skin.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
16 May 09
I think its not bad at all if you use soap which are delicate to your skin, soap nowadays are becoming more skin friendly that during old times. But it still depends on how the skin reacts on it, everyone of us has different skin type and this affects on what we apply on our skin, especially on our face.. We must learn to be more delicate when it comes to our face, because our face gives us confidence to interact with other people..^_^
• Philippines
16 May 09
it is believed that soap is not advisable to use soap as a facial wash, but whenever i forgot to buy one and the bottle in my bath room is already empty??? I do use soap.... :)
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
16 May 09
I use soap (dove) also for my face and I've been using it for quite some time now and I don't have any problem with it. My facial skin is not dry and I don't get pimples since using it. I've also tried facial cleanser or scrubs and I honestly prefer dove from these, I guess it works well on my skin. I think you will noticed anyway if the soap don't go along with your skin.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
16 May 09
I think its not bad at all if you use soft which are delicate to your skin, soap nowadays are becoming more skin friendly that during old times. But it still depends on how the skin reacts on it, everyone of us has different skin type and this affects on what we apply on our skin, especially on our face.. We must learn to be more delicate when it comes to our face, because our face gives us confidence to interact with other people.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
16 May 09
Yeah, i think so. Based on experience, bath soap dries my skin on the face so i guess we should really use facial soap. Regular soap just won't do unless they're ok to use on the face. I think bath or regular soaps are kind o too strong for the face because it's most of the time extra strength to be able to ward off germs on the body. The face is known to be sensitive so i guess a more sensitive soap must be used.
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
16 May 09
from what i know, soap is not recommended as a facial wash. the face, after all, is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, and soap may contain ingredients that are harsh for the skin. use something gentler.
• India
16 May 09
Hi buddy, It is not necessary that face wash harms your skin but i can tell you one really important thing and that is: You should necessarily know what type of skin you are bearing as it is that if your skin is oily then you should really take care and you should wash your face with soap at least twice a day and if it is dry don't wash it more than once a day..
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
16 May 09
For me is it bad because soap dries my skin out. I use a gentle facial cleanser. I would imagine if you used a gentle bar soap like Ivory or Dove that might be okay but I have not tried for many years. I really prefer the facial cleanser I use and once per week I use a gentle exfoilant cleanser as well.