Most modern men know that soap is good, but most of us buy any old soap form the supermarket. This is a good first step, but it’s now time to educate yourself on what soap is right for you.
The problem with just buying generic soap is that it can dry your skin, causing it crack and become sore, as well as this, choosing a soap bar which is tailored to your needs will give your skin a new lease of life, setting you apart from other men.
Soap bars come in all shapes and sizes and most importantly compositions; some contain lavender some are unscented, some contain exfoliating ingredients. But which one is right for you?
If you have been neglecting this modern man’s essential, it’s time to take action and give your skin the boost it needs.
Before we get to the breakdown of what soap is right for you, it is important to note that not all soap is made equal. Depending on your skin type certain brands and ingredient combinations will work better for you.
Why should you buy a soap bar for men?
The obvious answer is because it keeps you clean, but what I mean is why buy a bar which is specially designed just for men? Why not just use the same one as women?
The reason you shouldn’t buy the same soap as the fairer sex is because their skin is different to ours. Men and women among the myriad other differences have different skin and thus other requirements in a soap.
Now we as men know that women can be hormonal, but did you know that is in fact our own hormones which cause the differences in our soap needs?
The hormones known as androgens, of which the most notable is testosterone, work to thicken men’s skin as well as increase the volume of oil secretion, meaning a higher likelihood of spots.
With these differences and many more it is easy to see a disparity between women’s skin and men’s. It is for this reason that we males need a particular and specially produced soap to help control our extra oils.
There are, of course, other reasons a proper soap bar can be recommended as a part of your skincare regiment:
Getting rid of dead skin – Dead skin cells will dry and flake and increase the chances of acne.
That morning fresh feeling– Sleep has the effect of making us feel grungy and kind of gross, so it’s paramount to give yourself a wake up.
Restoration – Men’s skin goes through a lot of wear and tear, it’s a good idea to look for soap which can help keep the post shave inflammation down and help repair the irritated skins cells.
Terrence Kennedy is the man’s man on a journey to self-discovery. A traveler, extreme sports aficionado, an observant wanderer, a DIY-Know-How, an ultimate outsider and a documentarist of culture, sex, dating, relationship, fashion, style and gentleman's etiquette. He has learned a lot through his escapades, and is happy to pass that knowledge on to you.