Getting clean and smelling fresh can boost your mood and make you feel confident and ready to take on the day. Although everyone soaps up in the shower, many men don’t know which type of soap to use for their skin. Men’s soap comes in all shapes and sizes, from luxury liquids to classic no-nonsense bars, and it can be tough to find the one that works best for you.
Bar soaps need fewer ingredients than liquid body washes, making it easier to find clean formulations in bar form. If you’re looking for a natural soap that’s kind to the planet, bar soaps are often the best way to go for a no-waste lifestyle. They don’t contain much water, allowing soap makers to skip the preservatives for a more natural ingredient list. Plus, they tend to last longer than liquid soaps.
Understanding what your skin needs can help you choose a better bar soap. Once you know your skin type you can check a soap’s ingredient list to ensure you’re buying something that will suit your skin.
If your skin never really feels irritated and mostly behaves after a shower, you are one of the lucky ones! People with a “normal” skin type can get away with using almost any soap, so you can just choose one that smells good and leaves you feeling clean.
A soap that smells good makes your shower more enjoyable and leaves you feeling extra fresh. The most popular scents for men’s body soap are cedarwood, rosemary, basil, lemongrass, bergamot, and patchouli. Bright, herbal scents are best for uplifting morning showers, while rich, woody or floral fragrances are perfect for a relaxing evening cleanse.