In the five years I have worked as a Registered Nurse, I have helped a multitude of patients looking for the best natural soap. Interestingly, the best natural soap is different for all of us. The best natural soap depends on your skin type and desired treatment. Oily and acne prone, dry or sensitive skin are the most frequently seen in any practice. Sometimes, the condition is related to hormonal changes or a genetic disorder. Often, conditions become exasperated with the use of “typical” regimen cleansers with synthetic ingredients which actively strip the surface of the epidermis; resulting in irritation, dryness and scarring. Natural soaps are the best solution to regain skin strength, promote healthy cell turnover and maintain integrity. Let’s take a look at which natural soap is best for your skin.
1. Best Natural Soap for Oily & Acne Prone Skin
Oily or Acne prone skin is common in teens and adults. It is often related to a hormonal imbalance involving uneven ratios between estrogen and testosterone. The over secretion of sebum (oil) is usually present in the T-zone area. Sebum accumulates in the pores which allows bacteria to harbor, resulting in acne, whiteheads and blackheads. If you have this skin type, proceed with caution when selecting your soap. A stronger soap may induce skin dryness and an overly moisturizing soap may induce more oil. Regardless of the type of soap, excessive washing can be rough on the skin and should be limited to twice a day or as needed. The best natural soaps for oily and acne prone skin contain variants of organic tea tree oil, rose water, charcoal, and calendula. The following essential extracts found in natural and organic soaps will help oily and acne prone skin.
|Calendula||Kills the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria, helps prevent acne.|
|Rose Water||Maintains the pH balance of the skin, provides calming effect on acne and eczema.|
|Charcoal||Removes toxins, helps reduce the instances of acne.|
|Tea Tree Oil||Kills bacteria and fungus, reduces allergic skin reactions.|
2. Best Natural Soap for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin is easily irritated, bruised, and scarred…take control of it today! The sensitivity is typically related to genetics or if a person is currently taking blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Coumadin or Lovenox. Natural soaps are the only cleanser someone with sensitive skin should select. Unfortunately, non-organic cleansers will strip the epidermis, resulting in a vulnerable and weak layer of skin susceptible to infections such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). MRSA is a form of an antibiotic resistant skin infection. The best natural soaps to be a part of your sensitive skin care regimen are organic or castile soap with plant extracts and soaps containing goat’s milk. These natural soaps help relieve symptoms and promote healthy skin cell turnover.
|Soaps with Natural Extracts||Restores skin appearance naturally through the use of organic oils and plant extracts. Results in soft, strong skin. Decreases harshness of bruises and incidence of pruritus (itchy skin).|
|Soaps with Goat’s Milk||May contain anti-aging properties. Promotes healthy skin cell turnover, reduces scarring, and diminishes breakouts.|
3. Best Natural Soap for Dry Skin
Dryness has a place in the desert – not your skin. Moisturize naturally, giving your skin a silky smooth glow. Low humidity, high heat environments and medications such as Accutane, retinoids, and high doses of vitamin A cause excessive dry skin. Overly dry skin often suffers from scars, breakouts and rough texture. The best natural soaps to target dry skin are soaps made from essential oils such as coconut or jojoba, and soaps infused with oatmeal. These soaps are effective at gently removing dead skin cells.
|Coconut||Rich in proteins to keep skin healthy and rejuvenated. Contributes to cellular health and tissue repair.|
|Jojoba||Reduces flaking and peeling of the skin.|
|Oatmeal||Gently removes dead skin cells while hydrating.|
Vamp Up Your Skincare Routine
Enhance your skincare regimen the healthy way. These natural soaps for your skin care regimen will bring results – and a smile. Patience and persistence will help! Have you tried some of the ingredients and natural soaps mentioned here? If so, how did they help your skin care regimen?