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How to Choose the Best Type of Soap for Your Skin Type

We’re careful about what we eat – after all, our stomachs absorb nutrients from our food to stay healthy. On the other hand, our skin is the largest organ we have. It absorbs ingredients and chemicals from the products we apply and from our surroundings.

Somehow, we don’t give it a second thought – until something goes wrong. Being mindful of the products we use on our skin can keep problems like irritation, dryness, and acne at bay. Choosing the right soap for your skin type is a part of the nurturing process and your skin will thank you for it. Read on for our top tips on how to choose the best type of soap for your skin.

Vegan Soaps are the Way to Go

Soap is meant to cleanse your skin by removing dirt, sweat, excess oils and grime. Certain soaps also impart an exfoliating effect on your skin removing dead skin cells to leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished.

Traditional soaps can contain animal fats, harsh chemicals, and synthetic fragrances that can irritate skin, dry it out, and stimulate allergies. Vegan beauty products offer several benefits while being gentle on the environment and our skin. While you are likely to see huge improvements by simply switching to vegan soaps as a part of your skincare routine, it’s important to remember that choosing soaps with the right ingredients will boost the benefits you see manyfold.

Understanding Your Skin Type

Choosing the right products for your skin is easy if you know your skin type. There are six main skin types: dry, oily, combination, normal, acne-prone, and sensitive. The first step in figuring out your skin type is to give it a good cleanse. Then dab it with a tissue after an hour.

If you see oil on the tissue, you have oily or combination skin. If your face feels tight after washing, you have dry skin. Oily skin will feel cleaner right after washing it. Combination skin will feel clean in the T-zone but tight on the cheeks while sensitive skin gets itchy or a rash easily.

Choosing the Right Vegan Soap for Your Skin

Each ingredient in a vegan soap is carefully selected for all the goodness it has in store for your skin. Knowing the properties of various ingredients can help you choose a soap that offers your skin exactly the TLC it needs.

  • Normal Skin: You don’t need an ultra-moisturizing soap for normal skin. In fact, that can cause your pores to get clogged up. Choose a neutral soap with jojoba oil, anti-inflammatory coconut oil, or gentle olive oil. Naturacare’s Peacefulness is a floral-scented soap that gently cleanses your skin and turns your bath time into an oasis of peace after a busy day.

  • Combination Skin: Soap with lemongrass oil is great for people with combination skin as it reduces the appearance of oily patches on the skin without stripping it of its moisture. Naturacare’s Balance cleanses combination skin and uplifts your senses or try our Jasmine soap containing jasmine essential oil that has astringent and antiseptic properties perfect for combination skin.

  • Dry Skin: Shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil, and olive oil are extremely nourishing ingredients that help restore moisture to dry skin. Spirulina is packed with antioxidants that protect skin from damage making our Motivation – Natural Soap a great pick if you suffer from dry skin.

  • Oily Skin: Oily skin can be tricky as you don’t want to dry it out but want to reduce the appearance of oil. Activated charcoal is known to have purifying properties that absorb dirt, bacteria, and pollutants from the skin. Tea tree oil has antifungal and cleansing properties making our Tea Tree with Activated Charcoal soap perfect to treat oily skin.

  • Acne-Prone Skin: Our English Lavender Vegan Soap contains the essential oil of lavender that soothes irritation and prevents the appearance of acne. The scent of lavender is soothing at the end of a long day.

  • Sensitive Skin: You need to be careful with sensitive skin as the smallest irritant can cause a flare-up. Rose essential oil is gentle and calming to the skin. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and irritation. Our Rose Bouquet soap soothes skin while gently cleansing it.

Simply paying attention to the ingredients in your vegan soaps can help you pick the best soap for your skin type. Head to our shop and pick up high-quality vegan soaps your skin will love.

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