Are You Really Using Soap on Your Face?

Seriously?  You really use soap on your face?

Surely you jest.  You cannot possible be telling me that with the wealth of information available about proper facial care, you are using that waxy bar of build up on you FACE.

Let’s do a little experiment. (I just had a flash back to 6th grade science fair projects.) Does anyone care to venture a hypothesis?

What you need :

  • 1 bar of soap
  • 1 clean mirror


  • Step1: Pick up the soap.
  • Step 2: Walk to the mirror
  • Step 3: Write your first name on the mirror.
  • Step 4: Take a wet washcloth and wipe your name OFF the mirror
  • Step 5: See what’s left behind.

That is what you are leaving behind on your face.  Besides the waxy buildup left behind,  soap is  full of harsh detergents, deodorizing properties and fragrance that all have adverse effects on your face.

The goal of washing you face is to remove dirt and makeup, unclog pores, and eliminate any excess oils from the skin.  It is also the first step in getting rid of dead skin.

Instead, use a facial cleanser that is good for your skin – type.  You have different needs depending whether you have normal, oily, dry or combination skin.  Facial cleaners are specially formulated for the delicate skin on your face. They usually have a low pH,  that will protect your skin’s unique acid coating.

Don’t forget the other steps in the skincare process; toning and moisturizing. Most companies even sell the 3- step process as a kit.  Check out Sephora for great 3 – step kits that work for every skin-type.

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Zakiyyah Walker is an associate on the Hydroxatone social media team. She is also a beauty advisor for y | b | a, and moonlights as a freelance beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. The New Jersey native has been blogging about all things pretty for over a decade. She got her start in the beauty/ fashion world as a plus size model and moved on to work as a freelance stylist/ writer in New York City.  Her work has been seen in various web and print publications.  Her can’t-live-without product is Hydroxatone Intensive Youth Serum, which she uses as a both primer and a standalone product when she wants to go without foundation.  Zakiyyah loves working at Hydroxatone because it allows her to be right in the midst of new beauty and skincare developments (and support her shoe and false eye- lash addictions). See More Articles by Zakiyyah
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