How to Choose The Right Soap According to Your Skin Type

With thousands of skincare products on the web, finding the right soap for you might feel like a daunting task. Moreover, just because a label says a product is good for *insert your skin type here* doesn’t mean it’s true. The key to knowing what soap truly suits your skin type is knowing what ingredients are good for your skin. In this article, we break down the best natural soap (and its ingredients) for each skin type.

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Best Soap for Dry Skin 

People with dry skin produce too little sebum, which can cause dry, itchy, and flaky skin. The best soap for dry and itchy skin is one that contains natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, or jojoba oil. These ingredients can thoroughly moisturize the skin without clogging its pores. 

If you’re looking for the best soap for sensitive skin, try our Hemp Seed Soap or our Shea Butter Soap. Our Hemp Seed Soap is made with olive oil, aloe vera butter, coconut oil, and hemp seed oil, all of which deeply hydrate the skin. Our Shea butter soap is unscented and can soothe irritated skin.

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Best Soap for Oily Skin 

A person with oily skin produces too much sebum, an oil produced by the sebaceous glands beneath the skin. This excess sebum makes oily skin types more prone to acne breakouts, so choosing the right soap is crucial. To keep oily skin (and breakouts) at bay, people with oily skin should opt for natural ingredients like tea tree oil, sea salt, and coffee. These ingredients can gently remove excess oil from the skin without irritating it. 

If you struggle with chronically oily skin, you might be tempted to scrub the oils off with harsh cleansers and exfoliants. However, doing so can dry out the skin and kick your sebaceous glands into overdrive, worsening the issue. It’s better to opt for a gentle exfoliant with natural ingredients, like our Exfoliating Soap with Jojoba beads and Coffee. The coffee energizes and exfoliates the skin, while the jojoba beads and coconut oil calm and replenish it. 

Best soap for dry and itchy skin

Best Soap for Normal Skin

If you have a normal skin type, your skin is not too dry or oily. (Lucky you!) This means you need soap with neutral ingredients. Using soap for dry or oily skin can disrupt your skin’s natural pH balance. Our Luxury Charcoal Face Bar deeply cleans the skin without overdrying it, making it a good fit for normal skin.  

Best Soap for Combination Skin

People with combination skin have both oily and dry sections of their skin. Soaps made of neutral substances like our Luxury Charcoal Face Bar are good for this skin type, as they do not disrupt the skin’s pH balance.

Whether looking for the best soap for sensitive skin or the best soap for face pimples, we hope this guide helps you find soaps with ingredients that will work for your skin type. Still not sure which soap will work best for you? Try our Gift Set to find the perfect fit.