Ask Donna

October 19, 2011

Q: I like to wash my face with soap. Does it make a difference which soap I use?

A: Yes, it does. Most store-bought soaps are made in very large batches and are filled with detergents, synthetic fragrances and dyes, and other harsh chemical products. These ingredients can irritate your skin, cause an allergic reaction, steal natural oils from your skin, and cause damage to sensitive skin.

To make sure your soap doesn’t do more harm to your skin that good, always looks for soaps made with natural vegetable oil derived ingredients. I personally use soap made with oatmeal. I find oatmeal to be very gentle on my skin and always leaves my face feeling fresh and smooth without that dry feeling.

These are a few of my favorites.  Let me know what you think!

 

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