Bar soap has a bad reputation for being basic and drying. But times have changed and so have the ingredients in them, making them suitable for a variety of skin types. They can be a great eco-friendly solution to liquid soaps that are filled with fragrance and other irritants.
There is a right and wrong way to use bar soap on your face. Do not use it directly on your face. You will want to wet the bar and create a lather with your hands. Apply said lather to your face in a circular motion. Rinse, and you’re good to go.
If you’re considering ditching your liquid soap and giving bar soap a try, be sure to check these out:
At a very affordable price, Cetaphil makes a bar soap great for dry, sensitive skin. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and can be used on the whole body.
Drunk Elephant has created a 3-in-1 bar that cleans and exfoliates. They use thermal mud and bamboo powder to help create the lather that will take away any impurities haunting your skin.
Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar
Created for acne-prone skin, this bar will banish the impurities without drying your skin out. It uses Japanese binchotan charcoal and anti-oxidant rich green tea to create a purifying but gentle experience for your face.
Suitable for both your face and body, the Cloud Bar uses Shea butter, coconut oil, and chamomile water to moisturize and calm your skin. All skin types can use this gentle bar soap, including sensitive.
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar
Intended for acne-prone skin, this bar can help reduce breakouts you’re experiencing. Using ingredients like aloe, oat, and rosemary allow for it to balance oily skin.