What if we told you that the morning shower time can be more than just a wash-and-go activity, and can be transformed into a rejuvenating experience. Choosing the right shower gel can set the tone for the your skin feels and mood transforms. Using a shower gel is like an instant spa as the foam makes skin smooth and its fragrance lingers on, adding to that feel-good element. Function-wise both soap and shower gel are bathing products, Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi consultant dermatologist at Medlinks points out the differences. “Shower gels consist of the same basic ingredients as the soap – water, betaines, and SLS but the main difference lies in their surfactant’s compounds (known to lower the surface tension between substances), which helps in washing away of oily dirt. The surfactants of shower gels do not come from saponification, but by reacting a type of oil or fat with lye. The surfactants of shower gels are formed using, synthetic detergent or surfactants derived from either plant-based source. This gives the product a lower pH value than soap and might also feel less drying to the skin.” However, those used to soaps might feel less squeaky clean when using shower gels. You are ...