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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is shower gel effective? or should i just shower with a soap?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
7.7 billion people: There are 7.7 BILLION people on this little planet and we aren't done yet. Shower gel always seems more expensive per shower and feels like a larger amount of chemicals down the drain (perhaps into our oceans). Bar soap feels like less stuff consumed per shower. With billions of showers a day, we have to use the most efficient methods. That said, shower gel is plenty effective, just like bar soap.
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Last updated Oct 12, 2019

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