Turns out bar soap isn't just kinder for the planet than bottled body wash (because of less packaging); it's also better at getting you really clean. When taking on dirt, grime, odor-causing bacteria and oil, bars soaps do a better job because they are formulated with oils that help break it all down. The bar soap lather rids your body of the bad bacteria and dirt, but it also leaves the good bacteria on your skin, which helps protect your natural microbiome and fend off bad bacteria. When shopping for bar soaps, look for ones made with shea butter and natural exfoliants that remove dead skin cells.
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