A Guide to the Essential Beauty Products
What to consider: Bubbles look pretty in the tub, but they're not great for the body. The added detergents that help bubbles form may dry your skin if used as an everyday cleanser. "Unless you really want that bubble-bath experience with candles and relaxing music, I'd stick to cleansing with body wash," says Jamie Ahn, owner of Townhouse Spa and Acqua Beauty Bar, in New York City. If you are craving a soak in the tub, it won't hurt to pour some body wash in, but you won't get the same concentration of bubbles.
Bottom line: Use body wash for both the shower and bubble baths―if you can live with fewer bubbles.