The Best All-Natural Soap Bars for Oily Skin
By: Khadija Dukes
It’s hard to find a facial soap that will not make your skin as dry as sandpaper and will not make your skin even oilier. These soaps will give you just the right balance so that your skin will be matte and moisturized throughout the day.
African Black Soap
This black bar of soap is native to Africa but can be found in the states. Used for centuries in Africa for various skin ailments, this soap will help to heal acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Straight African black soap can be very drying, so try to find a brand that infuses moisturizing ingredients into the bar, such as olive oil, oatmeal, or shea butter. A good option is Shea Moisture’s African Black Soap.
Oatmeal is great for keeping you full and providing your body with much needed fiber. However, oatmeal can also be used on the skin. Oatmeal has very soothing and moisturizing properties that help to calm irritated skin. This soap is perfect for anyone who often deals with redness and inflammation. This soap bar is especially great for oily skin because the oatmeal acts like a blotting paper by soaking up and absorbing oil. Aveeno makes a wonderful, moisturizing oatmeal bar.
Olive Oil Soap
Olive oil is filled with beneficial antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals. Olive oil is also moisturizing and anti-inflammatory. This may seem too moisturizing for oily skin since the bar is made up of oil, but I assure you, this bar gives you just the right balance of moisture. Kiss My Face’s Pure Olive Oil Soap is a great choice for oily skin.
Green Tea Soap
Green tea is not only healthy and delicious, but it can also be very beneficial for your skin when applied topically. Green tea is not only anti-inflammatory, but it is also anti-microbial and bursting with antioxidants. When applied topically, green tea will leave no dry or tight feeling. Your skin will feel soothed and refreshed. Shea Moisture’s Olive and Green Tea Shea Butter Soap will leave your skin soft and smooth.
Chamomile tea can not only calm and relax your body, but it can also calm and soothe your skin. Chamomile has soothing, anti-inflammatory properties that calms skin irritations like rashes, acne, eczema, and rosacea. It also contains antioxidants to help fight aging and keep skin plump and youthful. The Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream is sure to soothe your skin irritations.