It’s not rocket science that you want to feel clean after a shower. That’s literally the sole purpose of the act. Despite “showering” being synonymous with “cleaning yourself,” however, the majority of dermatologists say that that “squeaky clean” feeling is, well, bad.
According to research conducted by Dove, 85 percent of dermatologists say their patients were surprised to hear that “squeaky clean” means your complexion could be stripped of the moisture and nutrients it needs. And a whopping 92 percent of derms note that most ordinary soaps take essential nutrients away from the skin—so this is bad news to those who relish that taut and dry feeling post-cleansing.