Antibacterial Soap Effect on Underarm Biome

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Anonymous asked 7 years ago
What are the effects of antibacterial soaps on our underarm biome? What about Triclosan? Just interested. Thanks!
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drarmpit answered 7 years ago
Hey there, thanks for your question. We are looking into this now. We're about the publish a very nice paper concerning the effect of some detrimental personal care products. What I can say is that it takes away a whole lot of bacteria, leaving behind an 'empty plate' for a wide diversity of bacteria to regrow. These compounds have a vast effect on all the present skin bacteria. It causes a huge increase in diversity, which is not always preferential for the underarm in terms of body odor. Best, Chris