The Right Soap for Men, Choosing the correct soap for skin, and why it matters

The Right Soap for Men, Choosing the correct soap for skin, and why it matters

India is a country where personal hygiene and grooming plays a huge role in the manner in which a man is perceived and is generally accepted as a significant part of his personality. Unfortunately, many Indian men, although wanting to look and feel their best, do not put much thought into the soaps they use. So they grab the first bar they come across, without much thought. These gentlemen are oblivious to the fact that the soaps they use are likely causing more harm to their skin than they could ever anticipate. 

What many fail to realize is that if  you know what characteristics to check for in a men's soap, picking one is actually quite simple. Here's a quick and simple guide to all the information you need to choose a soap that matches your individual demands while inflicting no harm to your skin.

Embrace the Nature

When we say ‘natural soaps’, it refers to those that are typically composed of natural ingredients and are ideal for softening and smoothing your skin. However, do not forget to read the soap's ingredients. Even soaps with natural ingredients use certain chemicals for their basic functionality, and some of them may cause skin damage. 

In order to find the best men's soap, it's important to take a careful look at the ingredients list first. Unless they are completely vegan soaps, which are free of any harmful chemicals, not every ‘natural’ soap is truly natural, but you can easily overcome this issue by knowing what to avoid. Keep an eye out for ingredients such as parabens, sulphates, and triclosan, which can all irritate the skin or cause harm in other ways.

We’ll talk more about specific natural ingredients and their benefits in the following sections.

Your skin has a say!

Regardless of which type of skincare products you are choosing, it is really important to decide according to your skin type. Different types, such as dry skin, sensitive skin, and oily skin, behave differently. Consequently, a soap that worked well for you may not be effective for your friend.

  • Dry Skin

It is a fact that skin dryness is caused primarily by a decrease in the production of sebum, which is critical for maintaining the moisture balance of the skin. As a result, ingredients with moisturising and hydrating properties are the ones to look for, while the presence of glycerin is also beneficial. If you have dry skin, our range of soaps containing natural oils, such as the Astonishing Aloe Soap for Antimicrobial Protection, Awesome Avocado & Matcha Soap for Anti-inflammatory Effects, etc., are excellent choices.

  • Oily Skin

An oily skin type occurs when the skin secretes excessive sebum. It is characterised by larger pores, which serve as a gateway for a variety of skin irritations such as acne, pimples, and other skin irritations. The use of soaps that contain ingredients that may fry out your skin should be avoided though, as doing so only serves to exacerbate the problem at hand. Instead, ingredients such as Neem, Tea Tree, Sea Buckthorn, and others help to restore the skin's natural oil balance and keep it from becoming agitated. Our Supercool Charcoal Soap for Deep Cleansing is excellent for deep cleaning the pores, exfoliating the skin, and repairing the skin's damage.

  • Sensitive Skin

It is especially important for people with sensitive skin to not only protect and safeguard their skin from external damage, but also to exercise caution when selecting a skincare product that may complicate matters. Selecting the appropriate soap for sensitive skin is critical, and soaps containing natural ingredients rather than chemical ingredients are generally recommended. Our Astonishing Aloe Soap for Antimicrobial Protection, Gorgeous Goat Milk & Honey Soap for Skin Revitalisation, Blissful Banana Cream for Moisturising and Cooling, Timeless Turmeric Soap for Deep Cleansing and Lightening, Awesome Avocado & Matcha Soap for Anti-inflammatory Effects are excellent for naturally sanitising the skin and protecting it from other irritations.

Other things to consider…

Males have thicker, sweatier, and oilier skin than females. When it comes to extending the shelf life of skin that is attractive in appearance, these are actually beneficial characteristics to have. The loss of collagen in your skin is a contributing factor to the appearance of facial ageing. Men have more collagen than women, which helps to keep wrinkles at bay for a longer period of time. 

But on the other hand, can develop a buildup of dead skin cells as a result of their thicker skin. The excessive sweat and oil contributes to the formation of a protective layer that protects against pollution and toxins, but also makes the skin more prone to acne breakouts. Once the oil has been removed, it is critical for the soap's added moisturiser, such as glycerin, to provide a protective covering while sealing moisture into the skin.

Basically, male skincare shouldn’t be ignored, but at the same time it is not as complicated as it’s portrayed to be. By choosing your soap carefully based on its ingredients, you can easily keep your skin healthy and well-nourished. In fact, our awesome range of nature-based soaps at have all these required qualities, and much more.

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