The modern cosmetic industry offers a wide range of soaps. Of course, throughout the history of soap, the most widely used type was bar soap. Since the time of very the first soap makers, people were using solid bar soaps. But today, things are changing everyday. More and more people turn to a liquid soap. Why is that?
Modern tendencies in using soap are pretty easy to understand. Regular bar soap is usually pretty effective. But today, people not only need effectiveness of cosmetics and body care products, more and more people now understand that the main thing about body care products is safety. And because of this, liquid soap has several advantages over regular, solid bar soap that is still in wide use.
Since its development, the main problem of solid bar soap was its pH balance. The usual pH balance of bar soap is 9 (or even bigger in some cases), while the normal pH balance of human skin is 4 or 5. If you know nothing about pH balance and its effects, it is a pretty big difference. Such difference means that, when you use bar soap, different insoluble compounds are formed on your skin. These compounds will negatively affect your skin because they stay on its surface for a long time. Such things as dry skin and skin irritation are pretty usual when you use bar soap. And the situation is usually different when you are using liquid soap. The pH balances of most liquid soaps that are available in the modern market are usually close to the skin's natural pH balance. This means that there will be no skin irritation. Also liquid soap does not leave insoluble compounds. It, and all its components, are easily washed away.
Another wonderful advantage of liquid soaps is that, after using liquid soap, a very thin, and what is more important, permeable, membrane is formed on the skin. Such a skin cover keeps the level of oxygen and moisture very natural for a long time. It also allows skin to retain all the nutrients that are needed for its normal functions.
Beside the fact that liquid soaps, shower gels, and bath gel do not affect the natural pH balance of your skin, they are also pretty easy to use and very efficient. This means that you need less liquid soap. So, you end up spending less money if you are using liquid soap.
Modern cosmetic and body care product manufacturers offer a pretty impressive variety of liquid soaps and bath gels. But, as with many other products of modern industry, they can contain synthetic chemicals that can be potentially dangerous to your health. That is why it is better to choose products with the label "Organic Certified." That way you can be sure that soap you buy is made of natural components that are not dangerous to your health. These natural components are also much more gentle, so with natural soaps and bath gels you will give your skin nice, soft care.
Another wonderful aspect is that you can easily make you own bath gel. It isn't that hard. You can find many different recipes and detailed instructions of the entire process on the internet. When making bath gel at home, you can add all the components that you always wanted to be in your soap.