Exfoliating bar soaps are designed to cleanse, nourish and revitalise the skin while providing the added benefit of exfoliation. Unlike regular bar soaps, they contain tiny abrasive particles or naturally derived ingredients - such as pumice or Jojoba beads - that help remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth and radiant.
As well as deep cleansing the skin, improving skin texture and enhancing your complexion, exfoliating bar soaps can help minimise the appearance of pores. Regular exfoliation also prepares your skin for better absorption of skincare products such as moisturisers or serums.
While they are suitable for most skin types, it's important to choose a soap that matches your skin's needs. If you have sensitive skin, opt for an exfoliating soap with naturally derived ingredients. These products are typically gentler and less likely to cause irritation.
How should I use an exfoliating bar soap?
The best time to use an exfoliating bar soap is while showering or bathing. Apply directly to the skin in circular motions and don’t use too much pressure. Lather up, then rinse well, and your skin will be fresh, clean and ready for moisturising.
This really depends on your skin type. For regular or oily skin, using an exfoliating bar soap two to three times a week is sufficient. However, if you have very sensitive or dry skin, you may want to limit exfoliation to once or twice a week at most to avoid irritating the skin.
It’s best to choose exfoliating bar soaps that contain naturally derived ingredients, such as oatmeal, sea salt, pumice or Jojoba beads. For added moisturising properties, look for a soap that contains nourishing ingredients such as shea butter or coconut oil. Essential oils add a light and fresh fragrance. And of course, the soap should come in eco-friendly packaging!
Exfoliating bar soaps make a great addition to your skincare routine, offering multiple benefits including deep cleansing and improved skin texture and enhanced radiance. And by choosing sustainable products with naturally derived ingredients, you can be kind to your skin and the environment.