I posted part one of this post a couple of weeks ago. You can catch up on that here.
If you aren't caught up; I decided to stop using soap on my face on a trial basis after a conversation with my mother and Nana. They don't use soap on their faces, and they have lovely skin. Instead, I've been cleaning my face with warm water and a washcloth or sponge. The first two weeks of this trial were garbage. My skin looked horrible, and my acne was even worse. However, I was extremely hormonal at the time, so I decided to extend the trial two more weeks.
I'm done using facial soap.
It's a little bit irritating, because I'd just bought a new soap before I stopped using it. Money lost, but insight gained.
My skin has cleared up immensely in the last couple of weeks. I mean, I still have acne, a miracle didn't happen, but it's not near as harsh. It's not near as painful. My skin has adapted to the natural oils, and I'm not using as much jojoba oil in the mornings as a result. I think my face even looks healthier. The redness isn't so bad, and I haven't dealt with dry skin at all (though it's the middle of Summer, so that could change).
I'm done using facial soap, and I'm incredibly happy about it. If you've considered sticking to a washcloth and water, I recommend it. Try it out. It just might be for you.