Should You Be Using A Dove Soap Bar In Your Beauty Routine?

Brace yourself, because everything you thought about soap might be wrong. You know that little white bar from Dove that you use to clean yourself in the shower? It's not actually soap. There's no catch here. You're not actually using soap in the shower when you reach for Dove.

One look at Dove's website and you'll see that the brand doesn't actually make bar soap at all. Believe it or not, what you're using in the shower is actually a Dove Beauty Bar, according to Slate. While it's not soap, it's still a "gentle cleansing formula" according to the publication. Basically, it is very close to traditional bar soap but better.

The Beauty Bar might just be the step in your beauty routine that you're missing, though. While traditional soap and Dove's Beauty Bar have similarities, this item is completely different. Stop thinking of this item as a hygiene item and start thinking of it as a go-to step in your beauty routine.

Dove makes 'Beauty Bars' — not soap

Okay, so if Dove's Beauty Bar isn't actually soap, what is it? Well, if you look closely at the packaging, the product is described as a "moisturizing cream." Unlike traditional soap, which can dry out your skin, Dove's Beauty Bar is made with one-fourth of moisturizing cream and can be used on your entire body, including your face, to get smoother skin.

"Dove isn't soap, it's a Beauty Bar," the Dove website states. "While ordinary soaps can strip skin of essential moisture, Dove Beauty Bar has mild cleansers to effectively wash away dirt and germs and care beautifully." While it's more than just a bar of soap it actually takes away dirt and bacteria too (via Slate) In case you're still not following — it's soap but better. It does everything that soap can do without drying out your skin, which makes it perfect for your beauty routine.

Using a Dove Beauty Bar in your routine is easy

When it comes to using Dove's Beauty Bar in your beauty routine, it's actually pretty easy. According to the Dove website, all you need to do to use the bars is to, well, just keep showering with it. The catch is that you can actually use it on your face, and it's actually encouraged. Say goodbye to the days of trying to remember your face wash when you get into the shower, because this little bar cleans and moisturizes it all — face and body.

The brand offers tons of different types of beauty bars, too. You can choose between original, soothing, exfoliating, or glowing — just to name a few. All in all, there's a total of 16 different types of Beauty Bars out there. There's even an Antibacterial Beauty Bar for those of you looking to get an extra clean in with your beauty routine. Oh, and they're all just as affordable as a bar of soap. It's a win-win for any beauty lover. 

Walking down the soap aisle will never be the same again!