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.