Solid Soap Vs Liquid Soap – Advantages And Disadvantages

Soap is soap, whichever shape and form it may come in, right? Well, sorry to break it down, but no. There are lots of differences when it comes to soap, its substances and formula. You’ve definitely been in front of store shelves trying to choose between a solid and a liquid soap. But did you make the choice based on instinct or on knowledge? Let’s discover together a few of soap’s secrets.

Current soaps, both solid and liquid ones, are great for cleaning the skin of dirt and go even further, to moisturizing it due to the various substances they contain, such as Shea butter. This way, you no longer need to apply body lotions to moisturize the skin after showering. So read on the ingredients labels and use them accordingly.

Some solid soaps have scrubbing properties, while the equivalent in liquid soaps have exfoliation properties, but require the help of a special massage glove. Liquid soaps have the advantage of containing salicylic or glycolic acid and they provide effective long-term exfoliation and skin rejuvenation. So if it’s a tighter skin you are looking for, turn to liquid soaps.

Solid soap has a discreet perfume when compared with the liquid soap, fact that is especially helpful for sensitive skin and does not damage the quality of the used perfume.

A very big solid soap disadvantage is the fact that it provides a great bacteria and fungi survival surface on its wet surface. This can be transmitted to other people if the soap is shared.

In terms of hygiene, liquid soap is better, as it does in no way indulge bacteria growth and accumulation.

Still, remember that for every situation you may require one or another sort of soap and if it’s no big deal, try and keep them both close by.