There’s been a lot said about dangers of using antibacterial soap. Numerous studies show that triclosan contained in most of antibacterial soap has no additional benefit in fighting bacteria on your hands but brings some negative side effects and can be dangerous for our well-being and helps bacteria to become more resistant to antibiotics.
“Soaps containing triclosan within the range of concentrations commonly used in the community setting (0.1%–0.45% wt/vol) were no more effective than plain soap at preventing infectious illness symptoms and reducing bacterial levels on the hands.” – says Dr. Allison E. Aiello from Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health.
Instead of using antibacterial soap, it is recommended to us mild soap and use a proper technique for hand-washing. Here are some tips on how you can use on of our natural soap bars:
- Use warm water instead of cold.
- Work up a good lather for several dozen seconds preferably up-to your wrists.
- Don’t forget to cover the backs of your hands, wrists and between the fingers. Wash thoroughly below your nails.
- Rinse under running water and dry with clean towel or use an air dryer.
Washing hands with natural soap instead of using antibacterial soap not only good for environment it is also good for your skin. Natural soap is strong enough to remove the germs but gentle enough to keep the protective layers of natural oils that your skin needs to protect itself from invironment.