Mild soaps do not contain any harsh ingredients and are not irritating to the skin. Mild soaps can be bought in most food, drug, and health food stores. Use a soap that does not contain artificial fragrance.
Mild soaps usually contain ingredients that soothe and refresh your skin, such as:
- Witch hazel or aloe vera.
- Vegetable and herbal oils such as evening primrose oil, olive oil, or coconut oil.
- Chamomile and lavender.
- Rosemary and peppermint.
Some people can become sensitive to the ingredients in mild soaps. Read the labels on products and look for the terms oil-free, hypoallergenic, and noncomedogenic.
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015