Advertisement

Is it ok to use soap to wash your face?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Traditional soaps can contain harsh ingredients that strip your skin of its natural moisture. If you prefer a bar cleanser, look for a non-soap like most beauty bars. These are a good option for those with sensitive skin.

Continue Learning about Skin Cleansing Soaps

FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps
FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps
Think antibacterial hand soap is the best way to suds up? You may want to think again. Nineteen ingredients in over-the-counter antibacterial soaps, i...
Read More
What is a deodorant soap?
Judy CaplanJudy Caplan
Soap is a combination of fats and alkali that lathers in water and cleanses dirt and oil from your s...
More Answers
Does soap contain lye?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Most products marketed as soaps today contain synthetic detergent cleansers. In the past, soap w...
More Answers
Is washing with soap better than using hand sanitizer?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
A better way to look at this is when is soap and water better than hand sanitizer? Anytime there...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.