The Gross Truth About The Germs On Your Bar Of Soap

December 24, 2014 1:07 PM

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The answer: Germs can and most likely do live on all bars of soap, but it's very unlikely they will make you sick or cause a skin infection. Generally, those with a compromised immune system are really the only ones who should be extra cautious and stick to liquid soap. If you are healthy, your body will have no problem fending off the germs.

Bacteria lives quite happily in the "slime" of bar soap, but doing a few simple things (which you probably do already) will make it so the germs are of no consequence to you. Rinse off the bar in running water before lathering up to wash away the germy goop. And always store soap out of water (i.e. ...

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