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Benefits Of Olive Oil Soap For Men

If you’re looking for a slick soap to add to your hygiene routine, you’ll love all the hydrating benefits of olive oil soap.

Aside from making you more nimble (you’ll have to practice holding it just-right so that it won’t slip out of your hands), olive oil soap can ease dry skin conditions and even keep your hair looking thick and shiny.

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Benefits Of Olive Oil Soap

Olive Oil Soap Is Perfect For Dry Skin

I mean, it’s in the name. If you have dry skin, you’re not producing enough natural oils…so add some olive oil soap to the mix.

It might feel a little bit slimy at first, more so than other soaps, but that’s because olive oil soap is a heavy moisturizer. It’s giving you a little skin barrier to protect you from dryness, flakiness, and bacteria, which means you’re going to have to accept the fact that you need the soap’s scum to remain on your skin.

Lots of users love how effectively it clears up eczema and psoriasis…but if you really can’t handle the unfamiliar oily feeling of olive oil soap, maybe switch to goat milk soap for its moisturizing benefits. Heavy duty moisturization is also one of the coconut oil soap’s key benefits.

Olive Oil Soap Is Hypoallergenic

Olive oil allergies are incredibly rare, so if you find yourself suffering from constant bathroom product-induced rashes, olive oil soap has your cure.

Plus, it’s anti-inflammatory, so you can even use it to fight mystery allergies. I recommend it if you know you’re going to be attending an all-day activity on a field of some sort. Olive oil soap will help you combat that itchy grass feeling.

Olive Oil Soap Fights Signs Of Aging

If you’re starting to notice a few wrinkles wiggling their way into your skin, olive oil soap is a great way to prevent early signs of aging.

As you get older, your skin stops producing as many natural oils. Olive oil soap can supplement that deficiency, while moisturizing away crepey skin. Each bar also contains natural chemical components that improve skin tone and texture.

Olive Oil Soap Is Great On Hair 

Especially if you have dry, frizzy, or curly hair.

Using an olive oil soap shampoo (they exist!), will give you that slick look without making you feel way too greasy. 

And, on top of that, devout olive oil soap shampoo users love how healthy their hair looks. It’s gentle on your scalp, so it can help cure irritation-caused dandruff. Some people even say it prevents hair-loss, but they’re the extra lucky users.

Be careful with an olive oil soap shampoo if you have thin, fine, straight hair. It might make your hair look heavy and oily.

Can You Use Olive Oil Soap On Your Face?

Oh yes. Especially if you suffer from dry facial skin.

You won’t even need to buy lotion anymore; olive oil soap is a fantastic moisturizer, so it will become the hydrating component of your facial routine.

If you do opt for an olive oil facial soap, try to find one that doesn’t have any “fragrances” in the ingredient list. These are artificial scents that might irritate your skin – which is the opposite of what you want if you’re looking for a hypoallergenic, gentle facial cleanser. 

Is Olive Oil Soap Antibacterial?

All soaps are antibacterial, but olive oil and coconut oil soaps especially so. Both are heavy cleansers, so they do a fantastic job of washing away germs and dirt. 

Pro-tip: I’d stay away from any soap that explicitly markets itself as antibacterial. It’s probably overcharging you for unnecessary chemical components. All soaps wash away bacteria, keeping you germ-free. You don’t need to pay extra for a marketing brag. The one of exception is tea tree oil soap, which is one of its main benefits.

Frank Edwards is a men's grooming & style expert who is "internet famous" for being able to simplify complicated grooming routines into easy, yet effective rituals any man can do. As a professional analyst, he has spent years researching the biggest brands, products, experts, best practices, and breaking news in the space. He takes this analysis, tests it out on himself, and then documents everything in his writing. As a result, his experience-based articles are considered by some to be the gold standard in men's grooming and men's style.