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September 15, 2016

Is it Bad to Wash Your Face with Bar Soap?


If you’re anything like me, you love washing your face. In the morning, it gets you feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead; and in the evening, it makes you feel clean and cozy before climbing into bed.

We’re taught by our moms to do it at a young age, and so, naturally, it becomes part of our daily routine. If your mom is anything like mine, she also told you to steer clear of using bar soap on your face. She might have warned against over-drying and demanded that you stick to facial cleansers.

But, what if I told you she wasn’t completely right? Let me explain…

Regular bar soap can indeed dry out your face. It does this by stripping your skin of natural oils, making it tight and dehydrated. Once dry, a bad situation can get worse. When your skin is over-dried, your oil glands work overtime to try and hydrate it by producing more oils and sebum. This leads to clogged pores and acne.

Overall, regular bar soap can be very harsh on your face. You might think it makes your skin clean, but it may actually worsen existing facial skin conditions by messing with your skin’s pH balance. One of the skin's most important jobs is to create a barrier against bacteria. Unfortunately, soaps can compromise the built-in immunity and protection we get naturally, potentially making it easier for yucky germs to get in.

This doesn’t go for every bar soap, however…

A Better Bar Soap.

On the flip side, Kiss My Face’s Pure Olive Oil Bar Soap and Coconut Milk Bar Soap are a different breed of bar soap. For one thing, they won’t dry out your skin. It’s true! Formulated with 86% pure Olive Oil and 86% pure Coconut Milk, these bar soaps really do set the bar HIGH. They possess Naturally Nourishing Antioxidants®, making them perfect for sensitive areas like the face. And their health and beauty benefits exceed that of most regular bar soaps.

Not sure which bar soap you might prefer? Let’s take a closer look:


Offer Your Skin an Olive Branch.

Many would assume that putting Olive Oil on your face would make your face greasy and clog your pores – but actually, the opposite is true. Like many oils, Olive Oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. These nutrients work together to hydrate the skin and maintain its softness.

Olive Oil is also a natural makeup remover, so enjoy washing away the work day. Oh, and did I mention that Kiss My Face’s Olive Oil Bar Soap is non GMO Project Verified?


Go Nuts for Coconut Milk.

kiss-my-face-pure-coconut-milk-soap.jpgThe healthy fats and oils in Coconut Milk may help with inflammation, improving your skin. In addition, it gently washes away dirt and impurities without removing an excessive amount of your skin’s natural oils.

An added bonus? Coconut Milk smells great, too!

So, go ahead! Wash your face with a naturally effective bar soap. (Don’t worry… I won’t tell your mom).



Read more about the natural ingredients that Kiss My Face uses – and the chemical compounds we don’t use – in our FREE eBook, “Green Goddess Ingredient Guide.”

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Topics: Healthy Routines, Skin Care

Written by Mia DiFrancesco



Being knowledgeable about the ingredients in the products we use is significant when it comes to living a healthy, natural lifestyle.

If you are aware of what certain ingredients are along their positive or negative effects, you will be better equipped to make healthy choices for yourself and your family.