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Is It Hygienic To Wash Your Hands With A Bar Of Soap During Coronavirus?

Despite recently undergoing a makeover thanks to brands such as Herbivore and Sister & Co., which have championed skin-friendly ingredients over drying sulphates (not to mention cute packaging), lots of us are reluctant to buy a traditional bar of soap during the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike liquid hand soap in traditional pumps, bar soaps often dry out and crack, accumulate gunk on the side of the sink and cling on to suds from the last wash. At a time when we’re being told to avoid germs and keep our hands super clean, is it actually hygienic to wash your hands with a bar of soap?

“Technically speaking, bars of soap can harbour bacteria and viruses but these organisms are washed away as soon as you combine the soap with water and lather,” says Dr Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC.

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Source: Refinery29 – Is It Hygienic To Wash Your Hands With A Bar Of Soap During Coronavirus? By, Jacqueline Kilikita

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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