When I first saw Dial Complete foaming soap, I thought it was a great idea. A soap dispenser that spits out a wad of foamy soap that is easier to get all over your hands, and washes off easier than liquid soap. I have never really liked bar soap because the bar gets gross and slimy and leaves colored gooey residue where it ends up sitting on the sink.
Well, my tune has now changed, for a few reasons actually, some of which apply to liquid soaps in general. The big one however is pain…
I have persistent eye allergies, and end up rubbing my eyes at least a billion times a day. So, if I have something on my hands, it tends to end up in my eyes. I know I know, brilliant way to get an eye infection, but meh, what you gonna do, they itch and have crap in them. Well, as a result I wash my hands after many activities, like petting my dog, eating, bathroom, and a few random times during the day.
I have noticed a trend though. The more I wash my hands, the more my eyes start burning. And I don’t mean like fire, I mean like sand in my eyes hot sauce. Which of course makes me rub more, which of course makes it all worse.
I now know it’s the soap. God help anyone who wears contact lenses and rubs their eyes after using this stuff. Unless I have some kind of magic skin that absorbs all the burning substances from the soap and saves them up to release into eyeballs, this stuff is horrible. It feels like it washes off, but it actually doesn’t, no matter how hard you try to rinse it off, it still leaves a slight residue from what I can tell. Yes, I tested it by sticking my finger in my eye after using the soap, then really rinsing the crap out of my hand and sticking my finger in the other eye.
So now, how much of this stuff are you eating when you eat a sandwich? It’s just soap right? Wrong, it is a cleanser, not soap. Soap is a specific substance made from lye and fat. I don’t know much about these liquid hand cleansers, but I do know you would never want to swallow most of the stuff these are made of.
Anyway, if you use this soap and have been wondering why your eyes, or any other mucus membrane or sensitive skin area might be burning all the time, this might be your culprit.