why does soap burn my skin on my face and butt?when i clean the skin around my anus the skin burns very badly then when i go to rinse my skin it burns even more like acid on my skin and also my face .i take warm showers not hot showers so i know it is not that, and i have tried other soaps like dove and it still burns my skin. what should i do now?
Our skin has an acidic pH and soaps have an alkaline pH.
People who have a sensitive skin do not tolerate the change in alkanity and thus the skin becomes dry, cracked and it burns.
My suggestion would be to use a non-soapy cleanser like Cetaphil 2-3 times daily. The pH is very close to that of skin and there are no alkalis present. Also use a moisturiser like Cetaphil cream over the sensitive areas.
Avoid using any soap for these areas.
Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.
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