If you're older than your twenties, this headline probably wouldn't have shocked you as much. Speak to your mom or better your grandmother and ask her if she ever used a 'face wash'. Those were simpler times and women back in the day probably used regular ol' body soap, milk, haldi, besan or even nothing on their faces. I know applying soap on your face may seem like an alien concept if you're a millennial baby but before you look at me like I'm crazy for suggesting it, just read this post.
These 5 soaps have proven healing benefits and ingredients that will rid your face and body of oil, acne, blemishes and generally problematic skin. Check em' out.
For centuries now women in Africa have used this natural soap on their face and body. The soap is made with the ash of plantain skins, cocoa pods, shea tree bark, or palm tree leaves combined with fats like palm oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and palm kernel oil. It's a completely organic soap that works as a natural skin cleanser for all skin types. It is beneficial because it helps exfoliate your skin, fights acne-causing bacteria, evens out your skin tone, treats eczema, reduces scars, blemishes and it even helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It's also anti-bacterial, basically, it's everything magical! While it may be a little hard to get your hands on in India particularly, Amazon stocks it at a slight price surge.
Best suited for people suffering from acne, a sulfur soap is very effective in cleaning your skin. Ideal for acne prone skin, a sulfur soap dries out your acne and your skin causing it to mildly peel. It will decrease inflammation, acne, blemishes and also the blackheads and whiteheads in your skin. Sulfur is also effective in treating seborrheic dermatitis and rosacea. The soap has a smell of sulfur which may not be tolerated well by those with a sensitive nose.
This is my personal favourite soap for the face and body. It has helped cure a chronic acne problem, cleansed my skin of all the oil and given my face and body a brighter tan-free look. I also noticed that the little bumps on my arms caused due to waxing began to fade. The soap is a bit drying on the skin so I would recommend using a lightweight moisturiser like aloe vera gel to balance your skin. The Red Sandalwood oil present in the soap has been used in ancient Ayurveda for centuries curing various skin related issues like acne, sunburn, blemishes and premature ageing.
This soap balances out the PH on your skin and effectively reduces pimples and blackheads and light to mild acne. It has a deep pore cleansing effect and rids your skin of excess sebum. It has natural moisturizing factors like lecithin, vitamins and amino acids that help bring back the balance to irritated skin.
5. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Bar For Face And Body
This soap is perfect to be used for face and body acne. It is enriched with salicylic acid to remove excess sebum, dirt and unclog your pores and to rid your face and body of acne-causing bacteria. The soap works best when used in conjunction with the rest of the Clinique Acne Solutions treatment.