Is an anti-bacterial face wash good for the skin?

Dr Qazi elaborates, “Overuse of anti-bacterial face wash can mess with the skin microbiome and throw off the delicate balance of the skin.” Dr Hetz agrees with this and says, “The skin prefers a pH of about 5 which is slightly acidic [on a 14-point scale]. Seven is neutral, and anything over that point is alkaline.” Any movement too far in either direction of the scale can damage the skin’s microbiome over time.  

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