Best Soap for Sensitive Skin

(Last Updated On: August 15, 2018)

It is an unpleasant feeling to have your skin burning like fire. Every time you stretch your face or smile it feels like your skin is cracking at its deepest levels. It’s like clay that drys and cracks from the inside out and falls apart. It is not a good feeling. This is why if you have sensitive skin you want a soap that will moisturize and soften your skin. Of course, the soap has to cleanse your skin at every level.

When the wind blows against your sensitive skin it can really dry it out and leave it feeling dry and dehydrated. The right soap can be a well of spring water to your skin; refreshing it and making it vibrant and radiant again. You would want to buy a very popular, quality soap that will really moisturize and soften your sensitive skin. If you buy a cheap grade of soap you might as well rub sandpaper on your ace because the results will be the same. Your skin will be raw, dry and chapped and when you touch it it will be painful.

Your skin will be red, sore and it could bleed if you leave your skin untreated, You could also experience an acne, breakout, dermatitis, or psoriasis. We can cure this problem by selecting the right kind of soap for sensitive skin. The soap must be free of parabens, harsh chemicals and any ingredients that could irritate sensitive skin.

 

The Dangers of Using Soap when You Have Sensitive Skin

Everyone may tell you to wash your hands before dinner and they may also tell you that germs are everywhere. This encourages you to stay as clean as possible by washing your hands on a regular basis, but did you know that soap can actually be dangerous for your skin? This is especially the case if you have sensitive skin, so take a look below to find out more.

Soap Kills Bacteria

You may think that bacteria killing soap is a good thing. This is not always the case, because there is in fact good bacteria and bad bacteria. The good bacteria that is on your hands right now helps to stop bad bacteria from invading the microbes in your skin. The important point is that the bacteria that is on your hands right now helps to filter out the bad bacteria and it also helps to stop infectious diseases as well. When you wipe out the bacteria on your hands, you wipe out the good as well and this can open you up to way more pathogens when compared.

Lipid-Stripping

Lipids function in various ways. They help to keep your skin super soft and they also help to keep your skin hydrated. Lipids also help to prevent your skin from contracting a disease. When you use soap on the other hand, especially if you have sensitive skin, you actually end up destroying the lipids that are in your skin and your immune system will be reduced drastically as a result. On top of this, lipids also help to fill the gaps in your epidermal cells. This makes them indispensable to your skin. The problem is that soap is acidic and this means that it pummels your skin’s natural defence system.

Soap and Toxic Chemicals

Your skin is the largest organ that you have, and it is also one of the main ways that your body is able to acquire nutrients as well. 60% of the products that you put on your skin are absorbed into the bloodstream and the semipermeable membrane also helps to absorb vitamins as well. Chemicals in soap, if you have sensitive skin, can disrupt your hormones and they can actually promote allergies as well. This can lead you to experiencing a ton of reproductive issues and it can also increase the risk of you developing some kinds of cancer as well. Of course, you also have to worry about the cancer-causing effects that it can have on your body as well and this can cause you real issues if you are not careful.

So soap can be incredibly dangerous and this is especially the case if you have sensitive skin. There are a number of things that you need to watch out for when you use soap on your skin, and it may even help you to look into specific soaps so that you can help to avoid some of the above effects as well. You’d be surprised at how much this can help you, and you’d also be surprised at what a difference it can make to your body and health in general. Let’s take a look at our favorite soaps after having tested several:

 

Dove Cream Beauty Bathing Bar

Dove Cream Beauty Bathing Bar

Your skin will thank you after you buy this product for sensitive skin.Dove Cream Beauty Bathing Bar is world-renown for its gentle effect on sensitive skin. Millions enjoy it every day which makes it one of the most popular soaps for sensitive skin on the market today. It contains glycerin and it lathers up a storm giving your face a revival every time you wash with it. It has helped many people with their skin problems and it will work for you to solve your skin problems.

It is a soap that you can use in the tub routinely. Just add some hot water to the tub, get your soap, jump in and lather away. It is versatile because it can be used by both men and women. It really is no respecter of gender. It will give you gentle, soft and supple skin while keeping it red, rosy and healthy-looking. It will keep your face moisturized and feeling radiant.

Furthermore, it has a nice, sweet, subtle aroma that stays with you. You will like the smell and you will like the fact, that it protects your skin from external pollutants. It will also be very easy to apply. It glides across your skin easily leaving no soapy mess. It will not leave a soapy film on your body after you use it like soaps can. It is well worth the money.

 

Kappus Buttermilk Soap

Kappus Buttermilk Soap

This soap may not be a household name like Dove, it will work effectively bringing soothing relief to sensitive skin. It is so good because it has buttermilk, a probiotic, and a high amount of lactic acid. It is sweet and velvety on your skin. It goes on lightly and it doesn’t leave a film on the skin. It gives the skin a healthy, radiant shine and it helps to fade freckles, age spots, skin tightening it cures as well as sunburn. It has an astringent with powerful healing properties.

The soap is good to heal eczema, skin allergies, and acne. It doesn’t lather a lot but it is very good for sensitive skin. It is very soft and light on the skin. It leaves the skin feeling clean, makes the skin look healthy and doesn’t cause irritation. You cannot get more natural ingredients than seaweed and sea salt. Seawater is supposed to have healing properties to help revitalize and restore dead skin cells.

 

Soulflower Jasmine Soap

Soulflower Jasmine Soap

This is a real spirited soap to help you if you have sensitive skin. It has a tantalizing jasmine scent that lingers for a long time. It is for dry and sensitive skin and both men and women can use it. It is loaded with potent ingredients including jasmine flower extract, jasmine flower essential oil, plus vitamin E, and coconut, palm and this unusual ingredient saponified oils of olive, organic coconut, pure palm kernel, and of course castor. All these ingredients helping to give you the healthiest-looking skin possible.

Soulflower jasmine soap is supposed to quiet down your body’s muscles, relieve sore muscles, and tension throughout the human body. It will help heal sprains and it will with emotional issues as well. It is supposed to heal anxiety, depression, stress, and tension. It will relieve headaches, common colds, and headaches. It is said to remove ugly skin blotches, stretch marks on your body and it enhances the flexibility of your skin. It leaves the skin looking fresh and radiant.

But there are some issues here with the benefits claimed. For instance, it is hard to conceive how a soap can help to heal depression and actually work as an antidepressant. Soaps do not contain the properties to relieve anxiety, tension, headaches, sprains, and stiffness. Actually, soaps cannot help with mental and emotional disorders either. It is reasonable to assume that the soap can remove stretch marks and blotches. The soap helping to improve skin elasticity is realistic. There is no clinical support to verify the other claims.

 

Soulflower Milk Cocoa Bar Veg Organic Soap

Soulflower Milk Cocoa Bar Veg Organic Soap

This soap is very beneficial for sensitive skin. This soap contains vegetable oils, natural herbs, and essential oils. The fact that it has essential oils as part of its formula is critical for regenerating old dead skin cells and activating new skin cell growth. This soap is good for hydrating your skin and keeping it looking healthy and young. The soap has a distinctly creamy texture that will be gentle on your skin and bring soothing relief from any skin irritation you may have. It is able to help skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. The soap includes such organic elements as fresh milk, cocoa butter, palm kernel oil, and pure coconut.

 

Kappus Wheat Germ Soap

Kappus Wheat Germ Soap

This soap may not be a household name like Dove, it will work effectively bringing soothing relief to sensitive skin. It is so good because it has buttermilk, a probiotic, and a high amount of lactic acid. It spreads on lightly and it doesn’t leave a film on the skin. It gives the skin a healthy, radiant shine and it helps to fade freckles, age spots, skin tightening it cures as well as sunburn. It has an astringent with powerful healing properties.

 

Lush Sea Vegetable Soap

Lush Sea Vegetable Soap

This is an odd combination sea vegetable soap. It is made of vegetables from seaweed and it has sea salt. The soap’s scent is a citrusy, seaweed, lemony, and lavender smell. The seaweed smell with the other scents may not be particularly pleasant. If you love going to the beach and smelling seaweed you may like the fragrance of this soap. It said to be the best soap to scrub your body with. The scent of the soap is pleasant for both men and women. It has a blue-green color like the sea and it has a black top.

The soap is good to heal eczema, skin allergies, and acne. It doesn’t lather a lot but it is very good for sensitive skin. It is velvety on the skin. It leaves the skin feeling clean, makes the skin look healthy and doesn’t cause irritation. You cannot get more natural ingredients than seaweed and sea salt. Seawater is supposed to have healing properties to help revitalize and restore dead skin cells.

 

Johnson’s Baby Milk Soap

As the name implies, this soap is safe to use on infant’s tender skin. It is perfect for infants as was said and toddlers. It soothing on your baby’s skin. It will help any skin rashes your baby may have. It contains vitamin A and E along with natural milk extract. It is not a certainty that this soap is strong enough to be used on adult’s sensitive skin. But it works very well on children’s sensitive skin.

 

Pears Pure & Gentle Soap

Pears and pure gentle soap can be used for any age group’s skin and it is gentle on dry and sensitive skin. It was the first clear soap to be widely used in India. The soap can even be used on infant’s tender skin and help to cure any rash your baby may have on their skin.The good thing about this soap is that it is non-comedogenic and it is made from all natural ingredients. It has no chemicals that will be harmful and damage the skin.

 

Vaadi Royal Indian Khus Soap With Olive & Soyabean Oil

This is a herbal soap designed to treat your skin like royalty like the name says. It will heal any rash or irritation you may have on your skin.It is nutritious for your skin as well. Vaadi royal khus soap, with olive and soybean oils, with these ingredients, can retain your skin’s natural oil levels if used every day. It will make your skin shine and can activate new skin cell growth. This will keep your skin supple, beautiful and healthy-looking for years to come. It will remove age and dark spots along with keeping your skin moisturized.

Pigeon Baby Transparent Soap

This soap is best used for male and female children. It will keep their young, sensitive skin clear and smooth. It will alleviate any rash or irritation they may develop on their skin. It is not known if this soap is good for adult’s s sensitive skin or not.

These are soaps that are very popular in India and many people have experienced excellent results from washing with these soaps designed for sensitive use. They may not be as widely used in the United States though. In the future, they could make a big splash in the United States and in places beyond the borders of India.

 

More Soaps to Consider

Sensitive Skin Bar by Basis

This soap is highly prescribed by dermatologists. This soap is free of irritants and gently soothes sensitive skin. While keeping the pores open and free of excessive oil. It is trusted by dermatologists which signifies that it is a quality soap to have in your home.

 

Virgin Coconut Oil Soap, Pure & Unscented by Organic GOLD

This soap is special because it is organic and strictly made by hand. You will not find a soap that is handmade in this day and age. Another plus for this soap is that it doubles as a deodorant keeping smelly body odor away. It is made of all natural ingredients and is gentle to the touch and keeps the skin radiant and healthy-looking.

 

Conclusion:

We have touched different parts of the world in our journey to finding the best soaps for sensitive skin. People with sensitive skin must be careful to not just wash with any soap. If the wrong soap is was chosen it could lead to harmful reactions to their skin. They must be so careful to pick a soap that will not leave their skin irritated, sore or red. If you have sensitive skin you would be advised to try a soap on a patch of your skin to see if you will have any allergic reactions to it or not. There are many quality soaps out there for you to choose from. You may want to do a little research and find out which soap will work best for your sensitive skin.

There are soaps for people of all ages from infants to senior citizens who may have sensitive skin. Each soap has its own unique set of benefits that will meet every person’s needs. There are soaps to help with stretch marks, age spots, thin lines, frown lines and many other age related conditions. There are soaps that can help with serious skin diseases as well.

There was one claim listed above that sad that this specific soap could help with mental and emotional disorders which is unrealistic. Soaps are meant to heal physical marks and infirmities on the skin not act as antidepressants to cure depression, anxiety or tension. So, go shopping and find the best soap that will work for your sensitive skin.

 

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Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.