Body Care

Choosing The Right Body Cleanser For Men

There was a time when soap was simple, and that bar was all that you needed to get the body clean and smelling fresh. The last decade has seen an increase in liquid cleansing options ranging from foaming gels and hydrating creams to nourishing natural washes. Each one of them has its own claim to moisturize, nourish, exfoliate, soothe or prevent breakouts.

We already know that all soaps contain the same essential ingredients: soap compounds, synthetic surfactants and fatty acids. This is what makes the soap. Now let us have a look at what’s the problem with these bar soaps? Although a variety of bar soaps exist in the market, people with dry or sensitive skin often find they can be harsh on the skin and damage it in various ways.

But not all cleansers or body washes contain those basic soap ingredients, or at least not in the same ratios. Cleansers are not exactly the same as soaps because they don’t need to have the same levels of detergent and fatty acids. They often contain ingredients that promise to moisturize, deodorize or prevent skin problems such as acne or aging skin. Due to such unique properties, liquid body cleansers are less likely to strip natural oils from our skin.

Men Too Require The Perfect Body Wash

It is true that we all, despite our gender, basically want the same things from a body cleanser. It should nourish, remove dirt, dead skin cells and any unwelcome bacteria that may be hanging around. Despite these fundamentals, cleansers and other skin care products designed especially for men are valued and growing into a sizable market.

Men’s skin tends to be thicker than women’s skin. Obviously, we are not speaking metaphorically. Men’s skin has a fatter layer of collagen within the dermis, which is the middle layer among your skin’s three layers. As compared to women, men also tend to have oilier skin, which probably you can blame on hormones. The higher level of androgens travelling throughout men’s bodies raises the amount of sebum the body produces.

While any of the body wash will do the job, men’s cleansers may contain more potent ingredients because men’s skin can stand up to them. Sodium lauryl sulfate, for example, is a common ingredient in soap. There is no doubt that it will get you clean, but some people find it to be drying as it is known to strip away the natural oils from your skin’s moisture barrier. So, it is essential even for men to choose cleansers that are infused with natural ingredients or enriching actives. Additionally, cleansers that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can help prevent breakouts on oily skin, but you want to be careful not to remove all the natural skin oils as it may be harsh on the skin. Even when the skin is oily, it is crucial to keep it hydrated, so treat oily skin with ingredients that remove oils and treat acne, but balance those conditions with oil-free moisturizing ingredients or risk a full-body dry-out.

Men should also consider the benefits of exfoliation when it comes to body cleansing. Body cleansers that double as scrubs contain different types of exfoliating particles, some harsher than others. Men have thick skin, so they can often tolerate a more abrasive exfoliation. Alternately, men can try a cleanser that contains hydroxy acids to get exfoliation along with anti-aging benefits.

For a scrub that effectively works as an ideal part of the body cleansing routine, try Man Arden Caffeine Series Arabica Coffee Body Scrub. It is created to bring out the blemish-free, bright, younger-looking skin hidden behind residual dirt and dead skin cells. It is the ideal skin care essential for getting rid of the dull and darkened complexion and minimizing skin breakouts that occur due to the buildup of dead skin and impurities in the pores. The Arabica Coffee seed granules are perfectly sized to gently scour off the dead skin without damaging the skin. Caffeine present in the body scrub is known to boost micro-circulation, which adds a natural glow to the skin. It is also known to fortify the antioxidant barrier of the skin. Premium natural oils are blended into the body scrub to add suppleness to the skin. Topical vitamins are infused in the body scrub for external skin nourishment.

And, speaking of aging, as we age, our skin’s needs more care & pampering. So, men should remember that their cleanser may need an update. As men age, the hormones that once caused oily skin are on the decline, and you will do your best to look for products that help retain moisture and prevent skin from getting too dry.

Here’s Why Choosing The Right Body Wash Matters:

There is no need to complicate the process. But you should think twice about which body wash you are using. Even if all you want to do is get clean quickly, using the wrong body wash or soap can have long and short-term adverse effects.

Prevent Dryness & Irritation

Did you know that harsh soaps and detergents in many cheap body washes can cause dryness and irritation? Dry skin is tight, feels uncomfortable, and can become flaky. It can also quickly feel irritated, leading to redness, itchiness, and inflammation. Is that really how you want to look and feel after a shower?

Skip body washes and soaps with harsh detergents and harmful chemicals. These products may make lots of foamy suds, but they are not great for your skin. Try a gentle body wash for men with natural ingredients, and you will notice the difference right away. You will leave the shower with hydrated, smooth skin and forget the tight feeling of so many cheap soaps.

For a super hydrating & fresh shower experience, try Man Arden I Am Romantic Shampoo + Body Wash. It is a 2-in-1 luxurious cleansing solution enriched with premium natural oils for men. The blast of hydration revitalizes the body and the mind and its fragrance generates a calming pleasure. The dual-action of cleansing the body and shampooing the hair makes it a convenient choice for the busy man. The gentle cleanser generates abundant lather to wash away dust, grease, toxins and microbes and leaves the skin in a perfectly purified and balanced condition. To maximize its moisturizing effect, multiple natural oils, including Moroccan argan oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil, are infused in the product. It helps to strengthen the moisture barrier of the skin so that your skin retains its hydration for a longer time.

Avoid Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Sulfates, silicones and other potentially harmful ingredients or toxins abound in the cheap skin care products on store shelves. Many irritating ingredients are hidden under the catch all term “fragrance”. You must avoid the issues caused by these ingredients by choosing products scented with essential oils and containing natural & bioactive ingredients.

Make it a habit to compare products, looking for natural and organic ingredients like:

Glycerin – This enriching ingredient promotes skin cell maturation. It acts as a humectant, attracting moisture from the air and keeping your skin naturally soft all day long.

Jojoba Oil – It is a non-comedogenic and moisturizing ingredient that helps rebuild your skin’s natural protective cushion after cleansing it of dirt and bacteria.

Aloe Vera – It restores moisture and vitamins to your skin.

What if you want to simplify things even more and just use one product to wash your hair, face, and body? Go with a formula that consists of:
  • Gentle ingredients, like coconut based cleansers that remove dirt and oil without dehydrating your scalp and skin.
  • Ingredients specifically designed to strengthen and nourish your hair such as cold-pressed oils, protein & amino acids.
  • Hydrating ingredients that promote a healthy scalp and smooth skin, like vitamin E and aloe vera.

Coincidentally, those are the ingredients you’ll find in many natural ingredient-based body washes. It is easy on your hair, scalp, and body without any of the questionable ingredients you want to avoid.

To get the benefits of both a Shampoo & Body Wash on one product, try Man Arden I Am Relaxed Shampoo + Body Wash. It provides a solution for relaxation in the shower with its aromatic Shampoo cum Body Wash. Its fragrance calms the mind and helps to de-stress. A combination of shampoo and body wash, it is convenient for daily use. Just as the other Man Arden products, it focuses on maintaining the health of the male skin and hair. Nutrient-rich organic natural oils and vitamin E enhance the beneficial property of the Shampoo cum Body Wash. This moisturizing and nourishing body wash retains the natural moisture mantle so that the natural suppleness of the skin is not affected while cleansing. Shampooing with it helps to soothe the scalp and conditions the hair. Natural oils help to strengthen the hair and smooth frizzes. Incorporating this amazing product into your daily shower routine keeps you perfectly clean.

When using a natural body wash for men, remember, you won’t feel squeaky clean like with a bar of soap or drug store body wash, and this is because men’s body washes leave more essential oils on the body, needed to maintain skin hydration. At the same time, it gently removes all the dirt and grime. Have a look at our nourishing & famous body cleanser; we are sure you will fall in love:

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