An article published on The Epoch Times dated December 26, 2013 details a move made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will tighten the leash on antibacterial soaps. It writes:
Soap has become an important component of human hygiene. The existence of soap-like materials since the Babylonian period has exemplified the sheer benefits an individual can obtain from the cleansing properties of the product.
Yes, the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is just around the corner and those with a special man in their life should be drafting their shopping lists in secret. A post in the Crunchy Betty blog underlines this dilemma:
Skin care is every bit as delicate as the flesh it is administered on, and such skin care includes the exfoliants. According to David Fisher’s contribution to About.com:
Perhaps you've grown tired of the mass-produced soaps that are available at drug stores. While such soaps are pretty good at cleansing the skin, they sometimes leave the skin feeling dry, flaky, and red from irritation. Many producers of commercial soap use detergents and other harsh chemicals in their products. Just think of it this way: would you scrub your body with the same solution you use to wash your clothes?
Going the au naturelle route when it comes to your personal hygiene may work to your advantage in the long run. An article by Abraar Bashir, which appeared on Articlebase, detailed a number of benefits that are available to those who use natural handmade soap bars. He also took note of certain commercial brands that may not be as beneficial for the skin.