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5 Reasons Not to Use the Same Soap as a Woman

Exfoliation for Thicker Skin

Since men's skin tends to be thicker and rougher than women's, soap with stronger exfoliating or scrubbing power is better suited for guys. As we learned earlier, men's skin also tends to be oilier than women's. Exfoliating soap or body cleanser can help keep that extra sebum from clogging pores. Otherwise, you could end up with acne on your back or other areas where sebaceous glands are running full throttle. When it comes to rough skin, you'll need to use a soap that can slough off the layers of dead skin responsible for the dull, scaly look and feel. Once you exfoliate, your skin will be softer, and your complexion should even improve. Products designed for women's thinner, more delicate skin may not do the job for guys because their skin is so much thicker and tougher.

Move to the next section to get the rub on how using men's soap may also make better financial sense.