Two Weeks Without Facial Soap PT.1



A couple of weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with my mother and Nana. They both have pretty fantastic skin, and my face looks like garbage at the best of times. They told me that they don't use soap on their faces, ever. I was using it every day. I immediately vowed to not use it for two weeks, just to see what would happen.

I haven't used soap on my face since. I've just used a sponge or washcloth to wipe my face with warm water. It's been a roller coaster.



I kind of picked a horrible time to start this little experiment. I was PMSing in the beginning, and on my period at one point. My hormones are a little all over the place right now. I didn't think I'd get through the entire two weeks, because my face was horribly broken out, and I was panicking. However, it's miraculously cleared up quite a bit in the last few days. Not entirely, but enough.

I took a few notes throughout the process (and I've literally just cut and pasted them here): 

- Two days in: not bad, face is a little bit oilier, sponge is better than cloth, using less face oil
- June 14 & 15: face breaking out really bad, but from PMS maybe
- June 17: period, oh
- June 21: the PMS breakouts have gone down, my skin currently feels the same as when I use soap
- June 22: I experimented with no oil, dumb idea
- June 26: a few possibly hormonal breakouts but it's all good, the washcloth is actually better now



At this point, I think it's only fair that I continue the experiment for another couple of weeks. I'm actually starting to see the benefits, but I want a fair idea of how my skin takes no soap. If this actually works, I will be one happy, free woman. Wish me luck.

Would you ever stop using soap on your face?


Comments

  1. Now that sounds like a great experiment! I have pretty good skin as it is thankfully. If my skin is going crazy it's mainly because I've eaten junk food way too much haha. I just wash my face with water too, but sometimes I try a new cleansing gel or so. Haven't found one that changes my life completely though, so perhaps I'm better off with no products as well haha! Xx

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    1. You lucky lady! Maybe you are better off with just water!

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  2. That sounds like a fine experiment! My mom also has really good skin and mine is so and so. I have a few break outs, but as you getting a lot more on PMS. Really curious what will be the results after this experiment. Wishing you a great day! xx

    Andreea,
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  3. Quite interesting! Not sure if I would try it.. What do you use to cleanse the makeup/dirt off your face?

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    1. I use warm water and a washcloth or sponge. It works more than you'd think!

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  4. I don't think I've ever used soap on my face. I have sensitive skin so I'm fairly cautious period. I have to admit though I've never heard great things about using it in the first place. I remember growing up and seeing beauty ads on TV talking against it

    Sxx
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    1. Really? That's fascinating! I hope I'll see things from your point of view in another two weeks.

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  5. I stopped using soap years ago, my face is in such better condition these days. I do use a cleanser on an evening when I've been wearing makeup though :)

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    1. This is turning out to be more of a thing than I thought. Maybe I'm just late to the game? You're certainly helping to convince me Rosy!

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  6. Interesting experiment! Keep us updated :)

    Ellen x
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  7. Interesting, definitely do keep us updated! I wear too much makeup, IMO, to not use soap, but I have friends who use no foundation/no soap and have perfect skin! Or they just use coconut oil.

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    1. That's the thing though, and I probably should've mentioned this, but my mother wears a full face nearly every day, and usually sleeps in it as well. I don't know how she does it.

      I'm definitely going to keep trying!

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