“Can I use soap on my face?”
The short answer is, yes. Soap can be used all over the body although shouldn’t be applied to mucous membranes.
And yes, natural soap does still sting when you get it in your eyes but it should sting less than a product with added chemicals. Surfactants, such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), cause the worst of the stinging so choosing a soap without added surfactants will help reduce the stinging should you get some suds in your eyes but we don’t recommend trying it out either way.
Consideration should be given to whether you have sensitive skin or not when choosing a soap product to use whether on your face or any other part of your body. If you have sensitive skin, maybe a gentler and moisturizing bar is a better choice. Consider products which have little or no fragrance or exfoliating ingredients which can irritate your skin.
For a cosmetic product to be marketed as being safe for a baby it needs to be assessed against stricter requirements in order to be certified in accordance with UK and EU cosmetic regulations. For particularly sensitive skin an appropriately certified soap with no added fragrances or botanicals, such as our own Avocado and Shea Butter and Baby Soap, would be a good starting point to try.
Do you have any questions you’d like answered?
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