The point of wearing gloves for washing dishes or cleaning, of course, is to protect your hands, and they actually do a great job of this on many levels. And if you have a cleaning job that involves harsh chemicals or skin irritants, dishwashing gloves can help limit your hands' exposure.
That's a lot of suds and a whopping statistic that begs the question: Do we really need dishwashing soap to get our dishes clean? The short answer is: No, we can get along without it. Carbohydrates like sugars and starches are water-soluble, and all that's required to clean them off dishes is hot water.