If you really want to gross someone out, tell them you haven’t washed your face in a month and a half. You may think I’m gross, but that’s exactly what I’ve done. Furthermore, I haven’t toned it, masked it, lotioned it, or any other part of a 4-step-programmed it.
I didn’t have horrible acne or anything, but I almost never had completely clear skin on any given day. Even though my skin problems weren’t as drastic as many, I wanted to have clear, healthy skin. Was that too much to ask?
One day I was looking at some old photos in a yearbook from the 1930s. Every single person photographed had beautiful skin. Have you ever noticed that? The close-up portraits of the “class favorites” and “prom queens” where flawless. I started wondering why it was possible for every single girl in the entire yearbook to have flawless skin in a pre-photoshop world. All they would have used is a mild soap at the most.
Then, I ran into several places in all my natural-living research that said skin can be healthy and balance itself if you just let it alone.
It was those two discoveries that made me decide to stop washing and see what happened. I’ve had my fair share of 4-step skin programs in my life, so believe me it was difficult at first. So for a month and a half now, the only thing that has touched my face is an exfoliating cloth with pure water on it.
The results? Well, I can honestly say my skin is better! Not a ton better, and not 1930s-portrait better, but definitely better. It certainly isn’t any worse. Not to mention the time and money I’ve saved! I don’t think I’ll ever spend $80 on one of those programs ever again!
I really feel like I’m on the right track. I feel like if I continue to work on eating right and continue to NOT wash my face, that I’ll get to my dream point of not wearing makeup. But for right now, a little BareMinerals powdered foundation is all I need!