Body Cleansers and Bar Soaps

Body, scalp and hand skin cleansers, washes and bar soaps are personal care products that are important for hygiene. They can also be used to treat skin problems.

As a dermatologist, I have observed that many people give less emphasis to body cleansing than they do to facial cleansing. I encourage you to think carefully about what soap or cleanser you use in the shower or bath.

Why is it important to choose the best body cleanser or soap for your skin type?

First, your body cleansing product is exposed to a large expanse of your skin. You want to think carefully about what’s in it and avoid unnecessary allergens that can create a lifetime of allergic reactions if your skin becomes sensitized. The classic example is fragrance ingredients. These are often potent allergens. Even natural fragrance ingredients such as botanical essences can be allergens, especially at high concentrations. I recommend hypoallergenic body care cleansers for you and your entire family.

Second, body soaps and cleansers can over-dry your skin. Pick a product that gets you clean but not so clean that you've stripped precious body oils. Also, some people only need to soap and lather cleanser on the oily and body odor sites of the chest, back, armpits, groin, buttocks and feet. Unless you've gotten really dirty or sweaty, the skin of your arms and legs may get clean enough just by the lather from these areas running and rinsing over the skin. If your skin feels really dry after bathing, consider applying a moisturizer.

How do you pick the best body cleanser or soap for your skin?

If you are wanting just a nice, safe cleanser for general bathing, chose from my hypoallergenic Naturally Best Bar Soap or one of my Natural Shower Gels, either Ultra-hypoallergenic or Invigorating. For a classic hypoallergenic dermatologic body cleanser, consider the VaniCream Cleansing Bar. These products are all great for sensitive skin and dry skin. 

If you are looking to treat acne, keratosis pilaris, rough skin or age spots, find my professional treatment cleansers below including my popular Triple Action Exfoliating Cleanser.

Is it good to use an exfoliating shower cloth, luffa, gloves or mitt?

I think so - at least for most people. I'm not a fan of porous exfoliating products because they don't dry well and can harbor germs. I like the Salux Shower Cloth. Let it dry well after use and don't share, everyone should have their own. When you add the Salux Shower Cloth  to your body cleansing routine it will exfoliate and polish your skin so that it's soft and has a more youthful appearance.

For scalp cleansing, use my Scalp Scrubber to help shampoo lather lift any scale and oil for a really clean scalp.

Fight body acne with medicated body cleansers.

My Body Acne Kit uses the best medicated cleansers and the exfoliating Salux Cloth to get rid of body acne fast and prevent acne scarring. I developed it for the acne patients in my dermatology practice. It also helped my own teenagers keep their back and chest skin free from acne.

Find the best hand cleansers to prevent hand dryness.

Hand washing is an important personal hygiene step to help stop the spread of germs. It can lead to chapped and painful hands though. Prevent hand chapping with a hypoallergenic foaming hand cleanser that washes germs down the drain but is easy on your skin. My Natural Liquid Hand Soaps are made with organic ingredients and good for the entire family. Choose from my Ultra-hypoallergenic and my Lavender options. Keep one at every sink and say goodbye to germs, and all the allergens and chemicals in most hand soaps. 

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  1. Dr. Bailey's Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit

    Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit™

    Tolerant skin benefits from the high concentration of acne medicine in the Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength.

    Regular Price: $61.00

    Special Price $51.85

  2. Dr. Bailey's Ultra-Fast Body Smoothing AHA Skin Care Kit

    Ultra-Fast Body Smoothing AHA Skin Care Kit

    Complete professional-strength treatment for fast results! This combination skin treatment is proven to improve body skin problems including keratosis pilaris (chicken skin), seborrheic keratosis (age barnacles), and solar lentigines (liver spots).

    Regular Price: $81.00

    Special Price $73.00

  3. Dr. Bailey's Ultra-Fast Body Smoothing Triple Action Skin Care Kit

    Ultra-Fast Body Smoothing Triple Action Skin Care Kit

    Complete professional-strength treatment for fast results! This combination skin treatment is proven to improve body skin problems including keratosis pilaris (chicken skin), seborrheic keratosis (age barnacles), and solar lentigines (liver spots).

    Regular Price: $93.00

    Special Price $83.70

  4. Dr. Bailey's Back and Body Acne Kit™

    Back and Body Acne Kit™

    Designed with the right ingredients to clear body acne and prevent acne scars, this is the best back and body acne skin care treatments in a kit.

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Special Price $42.50

  5. Dr. Bailey's Triple-Action Exfoliating Cleanser

    Triple-Action Exfoliating Cleanser

    Eco-friendly beads combine with AHA and BHA to instantly brighten your complexion. Loosen dull dead cells and uneven pigmentation. Renew skin luster to a more youthful glow and instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    $47.00
  6. Dr. Bailey's Glycolic Acid Face and Body Wash

    Glycolic Acid Face and Body Wash

    This rich soap-free cleanser brightens your complexion and leaves your skin silky smooth and ready for your treating and correcting products. Ideal for all skin types including oily skin because it gently but thoroughly removes product, oil, dirt and debris from the skin surface.

    $35.00
  7. Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cleanser™

    Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cleanser™

    Benzoyl peroxide kills the acne-causing bacteria p. acnes. It also unclogs pores to treat blackheads, making it an excellent acne treatment for facial acne, back acne, and other areas of skin with body acne.

    $22.00
  8. Dr. Bailey's Foaming Zinc Cleanser™

    Foaming Zinc™ Cleanser

    2% Zinc Pyrithione is my 'secret ingredient' that is forgotten in other acne treatments. It combats the skin yeast germ called pityrosporum. I find this germ to be the most common cause of acne on the back and chest.

    $24.00
  9. Salux Wash Cloth

    Salux Wash Cloth

    Have smooth skin instantly! This long exfoliating wash cloth is now my favorite way to physically exfoliate skin on the body.

    $6.00
  10. Scalp Scrubber

    Scalp Scrubber

    A plastic scalp scrubber is a highly effective way to deep clean your scalp and to help control dandruff, 'dry scalp' and pimples on the scalp.
    $5.00
  11. Dr. Bailey's 100% Natural Ultra-Hypoallergenic Shower Gel

    100% Natural Ultra-Hypoallergenic Shower Gel

    An entirely unscented and dermatologist approved shower gel for even the most highly sensitive skin. Economical and perfect for the entire family.

  12. Dr. Bailey's 100% Natural Invigorating Shower Gel

    100% Natural Invigorating Shower Gel

    A refreshing head-to-toe skin cleanser for the entire family. At last, an economical shower gel that is entirely natural; remove dirt and oil from everyone’s skin without any chemicals.

  13. Naturally Best Bar Soap for Dry Skin™

    Naturally Best Bar Soap for All Skin Types™

    Unscented, glycerin-rich soap made with healing oats for your dry and sensitive skin.
  14. Vanicream Cleansing Bar

    Vanicream Cleansing Bar

    Dermatologist-recommended hypoallergenic cleansing bar for extremely sensitive skin.
    $5.00
  15. Dr. Bailey's Chemotherapy Skin Care Kit

    Chemotherapy Skin Care Kit

    This is the skin care routine I used while undergoing chemo treatments myself. I designed these kits to help chemo patients simplify one aspect of their chemotherapy self-care. Be confident that you are taking good care of your body’s largest organ while you undergo chemo. These are also the perfect gift to send to a friend or family member who is undergoing cancer treatment. 50% of the profits donated to cancer research.

    Regular Price: $79.00

    Special Price $71.00

  16. Dr. Bailey's Survival Kit for Busy Hands™

    Survival Kit for Busy Hands™

    Dermatologist−recommended skin treatment for dry, busy hands.

    Regular Price: $31.00

    Special Price $28.00

  17. Dr. Bailey's Hand Care Kit for Naturally Busy Hands

    Hand Care Kit for Naturally Busy Hands

    You know who you are, or who the people are in your life that never stop. Their rough and chapped hands tell the story of all that they do during the course of their busy lives.

    Give them (you) what they crave, healing for dry and chapped hands.

    Regular Price: $33.00

    Special Price $29.70

  18. Dr. Bailey's Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit

    Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit

    Dermatologist-recommended skin treatment for dry, chapped, painful hands and cracked fingertips.

    Regular Price: $48.00

    Special Price $43.50

  19. Dr. Bailey's All Natural Foaming Liquid Hand Soap™

    All Natural Foaming Liquid Hand Soap™

    Natural, organic, foaming liquid hand soap - the best type of non-drying cleanser for dry hands.
  20. Dr. Bailey's Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength™

    Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength™

    Tolerant skin benefits from the high concentration of acne medicine in the Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength.

    Regular Price: $72.50

    Special Price $61.60

  21. Dr. Bailey's Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser™

    Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser™

    Our Dr. Bailey Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser, formulated for sensitive skin types. This 2% Glycolic Acid/2% Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser is strong enough to remove oil and debris from clogged pores while remaining gentle enough for most sensitive skin.

    $24.00
  22. Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser, Extra Strength™

    Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser, Extra Strength™

    This extremely strong 10% Glycolic Acid/2% Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser is the strongest acne cleanser I recommend. Regular use dissolves oil and black heads. It's ideal for tolerant skin.

    $28.00
  23. Dr. Bailey's Calming Zinc Soap

    Calming Zinc™

    My favorite skin cleanser for facial redness and yeast acne! Naturally healing, unbelievably hydrating, and powerfully fortified with a full 2% pyrithione zinc to help solve your skin problems.

  24. Glytone Mild Gel Wash

    Glytone Mild Gel Wash

    This is an excellent exfoliating foaming cleanser that preps the skin for glycolic acid creams and lotions. It's an excellent cleanser for acne treatment or to exfoliate as part of an anti aging skin care regimen.

    $33.00

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