Although soap has many, many advantages, it also has some disadvantages. Using the right kind of soap is important if you want to get the most out of it. By using a soap that does not agree with you or that that is poorly made you can suffer consequences that can become everyday nuisances.
If you are using a soap that is very harsh you are putting yourself at risk for dry skin. Though having dry skin is not the end of the world, it can become a nuisance. Harsh soaps can be valuable at times if you are trying to scrub a rash or breakout. Using a harsh soap to dry out poison ivy is a great idea. However, it is not so good for everyday use. With the advent of soaps that have a moisturizer built in it is easy to get clean while at the same time leaving your skin feeling smooth and moist. There is no need to use a soap that will strip your skin of nutrients and mot replace them.
There are some soaps out there that people are allergic to. For whatever reason the use of some different kinds of soaps causes people to break out in rashes or suffer from itchy skin. These soaps can be identified after one use. The key is to not use that soap anymore or other soaps that have similar ingredients. If you are allergic to different soaps than it may be a wise idea to avoid the ones that have a fragrance to them. Often times the ingredients used to make the fragrance can irritate the skin.