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Men's Bar Soap Guide

Men's Bar Soap Guide

Finding a quality men’s soap bar takes more than just a quick trip to your nearest pharmacy. Your skin is unique, and every man faces different challenges when it comes to skincare. If you just try to use a generic bar of soap you found at the store, you’re bound to be disappointed. Sure, you’ll probably feel clean enough to get through the day, but you’ll also be doing your skin a huge disservice.

The reality is that many soap bars for men are made with cheap ingredients and are packed with chemicals that strip your skin of its natural barriers. This leaves you more exposed than ever to problems like acne, dry patches, redness, irritation, and even ingrown hairs. For this reason, it’s vital that you find men’s bar soap that suits your skin type, focuses on natural ingredients that nourish your face and body, and helps cleanse and sweep away dirt and grime without damaging your skin.

If this is your first time researching the best bar soap for men, you probably have a ton of questions. For instance, what kind of ingredients should you look for in men’s bar soap? What types of soap bars are best for men’s skin? Should you use both exfoliating and moisturizing soap bars? Finally, where can you find the best soap bars for men at affordable prices?

In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, so let’s get started!

What To Look For In Soap Bars For Men

You probably already know some things that you like and don’t like about generic soaps. Certain scents or ingredients may not be to your liking, and you probably don’t like soaps that cost a fortune (and we agree with you). However, there are some specific components that you should look for in soap bars for men to ensure that you’re providing your skin with everything it needs to look and feel great. Here are some of our top picks to look for in a great soap bar for men:

  • Natural Ingredients - It always sounds good to buy products that feature natural ingredients, but when it comes to skincare, natural ingredients are vital. Your skin needs vitamins, minerals, and ingredients that can nourish the skin without causing irritation. Some popular natural ingredients for men’s bar soap include jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil. Some other refreshing ingredients that can enhance the fragrance of your soap and offer anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits include cucumber and grapefruit.
  • Moisturizing Components - Many of the natural ingredients you’ll find in high-quality face and body soap bars are natural moisturizers. For example, many natural oils like coconut oil and jojoba oil are great natural moisturizers that are particularly good at hydrating very dry patches of skin. Additionally, you should check soaps to see if they include strong moisturizers like squalane, which increases hydration deep within the skin, as well as glycerin, which helps reduce moisture loss to keep skin hydrated for longer.
  • No Harmful Chemicals - While it’s very important to ensure that your soap bar has the right natural ingredients, it’s also important to ensure that it doesn’t have unnatural and harmful ingredients. Before you purchase a new soap, check the ingredients list and make sure that you don’t see any sulfates, parabens, phthalates, GMOs, DEA, or gluten. Sulfates are particularly common in cheap bar soaps, but they should be avoided at all costs, as they will strip your skin of its natural oils and cause irritation.
  • Exfoliating Components - In addition to moisturizing components, you’ll want to ensure that you have a bar soap that can exfoliate your skin (particularly the skin of the face). Any ingredient that is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) can exfoliate skin, evening out rough patches and sweeping away dead skin cells at the same time. However, AHAs are not always specifically marked on ingredient lists; some popular ingredients include citric acids (like those found in grapefruit essence), as well as sodium palmate and sodium cocoate.
  • Skin Type Formulation - Finally, when shopping for men’s bar soap, you’ll want to make sure that you know what skin types it’s suited for. Some soaps contain stronger ingredients to help exfoliate and moisturize thick, rough skin; others contain softer ingredients that are less likely to irritate sensitive skin. Ideally, you should look for a soap that fits your specific needs or is designed to be well-suited for all skin types.

What’s The Best Bar Soap For Men?

As you might have already guessed based on the previous section, there’s no perfect bar soap for every single man out there. That said, some quality bar soaps are suitable for all or most skin types and are formulated for specific purposes. In general, we think it’s a good idea to use a soap that can exfoliate and moisturize. However, depending on your needs and your specific skincare routine, you may prioritize one (exfoliating or moisturizing) over the other. In the sections below, we’ll cover two of the best bar soaps for men, regardless of their priorities.

Exfoliating Bar Soap

If you want to exfoliate your skin and body in the shower, there’s no better option than Anthony’s Exfoliating + Cleansing Bar. It offers all-natural ingredients and is designed to clear away rough skin while also offering the cleansing and hydrating results you would expect from men’s bar soap. When you lather up with our Exfoliating + Cleansing Bar, you can feel the smoothing effects and step out of the shower feeling refreshed and free of excess oil and skin flakes.

Moisturizing Bar Soap

If you want to focus more on hydrating your skin, Anthony’s Buff It Hydrating Bar is the perfect fit. It still offers light exfoliation, but its formulation focuses more on providing deep hydration that leaves your skin feeling soft and silky as soon as you step out of the shower. Like the Exfoliating + Cleansing Bar, the Buff It Hydrating Bar is formulated for all skin types, so you can rest easy knowing that it won’t cause irritation to sensitive areas, and can even help reduce inflammation and redness caused by dry skin.

Take Your Skincare To The Next Level

Are you looking for men’s bar soap that will provide your skin with everything it needs, without stripping your skin of all its natural oils and barriers? Do you want to say goodbye to dead skin cells and hello to well-hydrated, smooth skin? Finally, do you want to find high-end bar soap for men that won’t break the bank? If so, Anthony has you covered.

You can use the Exfoliating + Cleansing Bar to focus more on clearing away dead skin cells or the Buff It Hydrating Bar to focus more on moisturizing your face and body. You can even use both soaps together to get the best of both worlds. If you do choose both, we recommend applying the exfoliating soap first, and then finishing with the hydrating bar. In any case, if you use either one of Anthony’s bar soaps for men as part of your showering and skincare routine, we guarantee that your skin will look and feel better than ever!

Want to learn even more about the best men’s bar soap? If so, be sure to check out the great products and solutions available at Anthony today!

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