1. easy method of application
Work into a lather on damp skin, then rinse. It’s as simple as that. No need for loofahs, washcloths, sponges, body brushes or anything of the sort! You can continue using the bar soap until it disappears, meaning you don’t need to turn a body wash bottle over when the formula slowly dwindles away.
2. perfect size for small spaces
Short on space in your fifth-floor studio walkup? Don’t let square footage hold you back from cleansed skin! An entire bottle of body wash can take up too much space in your corner shower. Luckily, a soap bar can easily fit in that tiny crevice in the wall. No need to play out the pros and cons between the benefits of bar soap versus the benefits of your other hair and skin care products to decide what to keep on your shower shelf.
3. bar soap for sensitive skin
You may have heard that due to skin-drying ingredients, many people with eczema or psoriasis tend to avoid pairing bar soap with sensitive skin. But we think the story of bar soap for sensitive skin doesn’t end here. Even with skin prone to dryness, you are in the clear using bar soaps with plant-based formulations and a balanced pH level. Just be sure you gravitate towards brands and products that are transparent with their ingredients.
4. bar soap for oily skin
No doubt that creamy body washes are super hydrating. But when oily skin is the problem, a bar soap without the oily-based ingredients of body wash would be your best option. Keep in mind that the squeaky-clean, oil-free effect of bar soap comes at a small cost to your skin’s natural oils and fats, so we’d recommend following up with a moisturizing body lotion to replenish any of the good stuff lost along the way.
5. exfoliation without equipment
Although we are beginning to see body wash with exfoliating properties and ingredients, bar soaps provide your skin with much-needed exfoliation without the hassle of using (and cleaning!) tools like loofahs and washcloths. Bar soaps can also come with built-in nubs for even more skin stimulation.