This post is based on the video – Bar Soap Vs Body Wash
All right, gentlemen serious question for you. Are you a bar soap or are you a body wash guy?
In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the pros and cons of each and at the end of the video, we’re going to determine a winner.
So, let me clarify, the winner I’m going to choose is my personal preference. But, guys I want to lay out enough information so that you can say, you know, maybe I should go out there and try a body wash or I should try a bar soap because men are creatures of habit.
We oftentimes do the same thing again and again. And I want to challenge the status quo, I want you to think about this, it seems something so simple, but something that we could go ten years twenty years and be using the same thing when there’s a better product for us.
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All right, gentlemen. Let’s start this comparison off and let’s talk about the bar soap. Why for thousands of years has this been the go-to cleansing device for human beings around the world?
#1 Cleansing Power – Bar Soap
Because it is long lasting and it’s economical. Think about this, there’s no waste here, when you go to wash yourself, you add a little bit of water on this, you scrub your body only as much as you need.
Unless you leave in the water it’s going to come off the bar and it’s there ready for your next use. And these things are going to last again and again.
So, by simply omitting the water having a concentrated rectangle of cleaning power, boom! You’ve got it right here everything you need.
#2 Skin Care – Bar Soap
Reason number two the bar of soap should win gentlemen is it is better at doing its primary job which is to remove dirt, remove odors, remove oils. Now, a bar of soap can do this because they come in a wide variety with, you know, from antibacterial to ones that are going to use harsher chemicals.
Now, you need to be careful, bars of soap especially those ones that a more harsher, they’re designed for the hands not necessarily the body. So, if anyone that’s ever used a soap that is made for removing really tough grime then tried using on your body, you know that’s not necessarily the best thing, but when it comes down to removing dirt, they’re awesome.
#3 Environment Friendly – Bar Soap
Reason number three the bar of soap should win is it’s more environmentally friendly. So, you’re usually going to find this wrapped on a paper or in a cardboard versus body wash is going to be in a plastic container.
#4 Fragrance Free – Bar Soap
So, reason number four why the bar of soap is going to be on top fragrance for you. You’re going to fine there’s a wide variety out there versus body washes oftentimes they want to have a fragrance, they’ve got those things in there.
There are a wide variety of fragrance-free soaps which if you’re prone to basically being sensitive to this or you’ve got, you know, you’re going to get a rash or you’re allergic to certain things, you’re going to find that a simple soap is going to be your best option.
#5 Easier To Use – Bar Soap
And the final reason why the bar of soap should come out on top, gentlemen, you don’t need a loofah you don’t need a washcloth, all you need is this bar of soap you can wash your hair. You can wash every part of your body just by using this and scrubbing it right next to your skin, it gets the job done.
All right, gents so I laid out the case for the simple bar of soap, now let’s talk about body washes.
Over the last decade we’ve seen these things explode on the market. Now, why are most men go into a body wash? Why do they prefer it when it seems like it’s going to be more economical to go with a bar of soap? Well, I’ve got five reasons for you right here.
#1 Better Moisturizer – Body Wash
Point number one. Body wash is a better moisturizer. So, it turns out a lot of body washes they actually use moisturizing ingredients right in them which are not going to dry out the skin.
Bars of soap on the other hand especially those designed more for the hands are going to dry out your skin.
#2 Gentler On Skin – Body Wash
Tip number two. Body washes are oftentimes more gentler on the skin.
So, I talked about the primary purpose of a bar of soap is to actually remove oils and odors and dirt and all of that stuff, but oils, you don’t want to always remove those off of your skin especially if you’re showering multiple times a day can really dry out your skin.
So, by simply having something that’s made more for the body not necessarily the hands, it’s going to be gentler and therefore better.
#3 More Sanitary – Body Wash
Tip number three. It’s more sanitary. So, anyone that has lived with roommates and all of a sudden you go and use your bar of soap on your face and all of a sudden there are certain hairs there, would you like — I don’t remember those hairs being there and you’ve got two or three other roommates and you have no idea who’s been using your stuff.
Guys, when it comes to body washes, you pour out what you need to use, boom! The rest of it is kept right there, no stray hairs.
Reason number four the body wash should come out on top gentlemen, aroma therapy. So, I’m talking about the power of fragrance the power of smell. I’ve talked about this in many other videos how it can have a calming effect.
It can actually get you more in tune of what you’re going to go into. But, if you’re taking a 15 to 30-minute hot shower, you want to enjoy the experience almost have like a spa experience.
And you can do that with specific body washes that are made to smell great and there are so many different options out there, so definitely go try it.
#5 Easy To Grab And Go – Body Wash
Finally, gentlemen the knockout blow why should you choose a body wash because when you’re traveling it’s just so easy to grab it and to go.
Think about that slippery wet, the bar of soap that’s been in the bathroom for a couple of days, you’re staying over to friend’s place and you just don’t and you don’t have a place to put that, you’ve got to go find some napkins or maybe you’ve got a soap holder, but even then, you know, you’re grabbing last minute you’ve got to wash your hands. This, you grab it and you go.
Okay. So, which one ended up on top? Gentlemen, before I reveal the answer, I want to hear from you down in the comments so make sure to go down there. Are you a bar of soap guy are you a body wash guy?
Now, a little bit of drum roll here please. Okay, I am a bar of soap guy. Simply, this is what I am used to. I, I love a good body wash, but when it comes down to it, I love how simple how economical and I just am creature of habit. Yes, even though I’ve tried this and it’s a great option for some people, but really this works.
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In addition guys, I’ve got a support article where I go into more pros and cons about each of these. So, yes, I didn’t limit it to five, actually in the article we got ten for each. So, if you want to go check that out, I go into more in the support article.
That’s it, gentlemen. I’ll see you in the next video. Take care.
This post is based on the video – Bar Soap Vs Body Wash