Taking care of your skin has always been top priority to keep it healthy. Moisturizing, washing with soap and water and using sunblock are some of the best things you can do to ensure you keep it healthy. Bar soap was all we used to have for overall cleaning of our skin for many many years. Body wash was introduced to the consumer more than several years ago and gained popularity quickly. Have you washed into the body wash generation or do you lather with the bar? Which do you prefer and why? In my opinion body wash is far more superior to bar soaps for several reasons. Although it may have more waste, you do have a empty bottle left over vs a paper wrapper, the other benefits out weigh the waste. Bar soap can harbor germs, even antibacterial bars can promote the growth of some bacteria. Bars collect, I'll call them residuals, hair, dust, whiskers and anything on your skin prior to washing. Then there is the mess, soap scum and grime left behind from bars. Varieties are far more plentiful with body wash, which really appeals to me since may skin type varies with the weather. Having 3 or 4 different types of bars, just wouldn't be practical, they either dry up and crack or melt away. With body wash you simply close the lid.