The skin sin I want to discuss with you today is sadly very common: Washing your face with bar soap. Perhaps some of you commit this skin sin and don’t understand why washing your face with bar soap is so bad:
- Skin's job is to protect the body. It looks best when it's healthy and its protective lipid barrier is in proper pH balance. Bar soap not only dries the skin, but it disrupts the skin's natural protection, leaving skin imbalanced and unable to fight back against (acne-causing) bacteria, pollution, and aging free radicals.
- Facial cleansers, unlike bar soaps, are formulated to deal with specific skin issues, including sensitivity, excessive oiliness, and acne.
- Most bar soaps, if not all of them, can leave a thin film of residue on your skin. Enough said.