Your daily face washing routine could include toxic chemicals. Find out which ingredients are drying out your skin.
0:00 Introduction: Never put this on your face
0:25 Bar soap ingredients
3:30 Key takeaways
4:06 Thanks for watching!
In this video, we’re going to talk about why you should never put commercial bar soap on your face.
The average store-bought bar soap is likely the reason why you need to apply lotions, creams, serums, and moisturizers to replenish your skin moisture after a shower.
Here are the toxic ingredients you can find in commercial bar soap:
1. Sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium lauryl sulfate
• Synthetic foaming agent
• Causes irritation, inflammation, and dryness
• Can be contaminated by other chemicals
• Act as a preservative
• Kill friendly bacteria
• Have an estrogenic effect
• Contribute to dermatitis
• Prevents growth of friendly bacteria
• Carcinogenic (increases cancer risk)
4. Synthetic fragrances
• Can cause skin irritation
• Increases risk of E. coli and MRSA
6. Coal tar dyes
• Coloring agents
• Made with petroleum chemicals
• Can cause dry skin
When I was growing up, I had severe acne. So I scrubbed my face with a bar of soap daily, hoping it would help—and it only made things worse. I had no idea about the toxic chemicals lurking in the ingredients. Had I known, I would’ve bought a bar of soap with fewer dyes, fragrances, and harmful chemicals.
Learn from my mistakes and always choose a product with natural ingredients and essential oils.