While they might not be as popular as their liquid counterparts, bar soap has been a staple in bathrooms for eons. Not only is it much cheaper, but it lasts way longer than your average bottle of body wash.

So what's the best soap to use? That all depends on your skin type. Below are a few pointers to keep in mind the next time you stock up on your bath & beauty supplies.
If your skin requires extra gentle cleansing, then choose a mild formula free of any harsh detergents or ingredients that can irritate your skin. The best kind of soap bar for you is one that you can use on your face without leaving your skin feeling taught and irritated.

There's nothing more embarrassing than having to go out with a body full of blemishes. Choose soap that has salicylic acid in it. This will help dry out oily areas such as back and shoulders. But don't overdo it on the suds, or you might be left with dehydrated skin.

For skin that requires deep nourishment, look out for ultra-moisturizing ingredients such as coconut acid to keep you feeling silky smooth from head-to-toe. Make sure you follow up with body moisturizer to lock in the hydration.


Look for soap that contains natural exfoliators such as citrus fruits. This will gently help turn over dead skin cells. The end result will be skin that is brighter with a more even-toned surface.