Beauty lovers, do you worry about germs? Many of us have been led to believe that washing our hands with antibacterial products is the way to go, but recently, the Food and Drug Administration said otherwise.

The FDA wrote off what we thought were facts about soaps claiming to kill bacteria as myths. In a new report unveiled on Monday, the agency found that antibacterial cleansers don't live up to the hype. "Millions of Americans use antibacterial hand soap and body wash products," said the agency in a statement. "Although consumers generally view these products as effective tools to help prevent the spread of germs, there is currently no evidence that they are any more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water."

The health care authority also pointed out the potential risk of hormonal imbalance caused by triclosan and triclocarbon - common ingredients found in around 2,000 antibacterial products - which may be toxic as well. "Further, some data suggest that long-term exposure to certain active ingredients used in antibacterial products -- for example, triclosan (liquid soaps) and triclocarban (bar soaps) -- could pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects."