I’ve always struggled with bad skin. It’s just one of those things. I had your typical teenage acne but it just never seemed to go away. It plagued me into my twenties and thirties and along the way, I tried every possible fix to remedy my skin.
I have tried nearly every facial care product that’s on the drugstore shelves. I’ve tried every combination of cleanser, toner and moisturizer. I’ve tried scrubs, foams and gels. I’ve opened my wallet even further, and tried more expensive department store brands. I’ve tried pills, natural remedies and at-home treatments. Each tube, bottle or jar of product was always like an elixir of hope. Maybe this is the product that will solve all my woes.
Alas, none of them worked and I’d come to terms that caring for my skin was going to be a lifelong and laborious process.
A few years ago, my husband and I took a Mediterranean Seabourn cruise. As we were unpacking our things inside our cabin, I realized that I’d forgotten my facial cleanser. OH. NO.
With no other options, I resorted to using the bar of soap that was in the shower to wash my face every morning and evening. With so much excitement about our cruise and the great destinations on our itinerary, I quickly forgot about the cleanser I’d left at home. (I know for some of you, this may not be a big deal but when you suffer from bad skin like I did, it’s definitely something you think about.)
So, we enjoyed an incredible cruise and it wasn’t until I’d returned home that I really looked at my skin and realized how clear it was. Might I say it was glowing? Yes. Yes, I might. My skin had never, and I mean never, looked better and for a few moments, I wondered why. And then … I did the simple math that made me realize that the simple bar of soap I’d been using for the past two weeks might just be the magic ingredient.
I continued using a bar of soap to wash my face and now, two years later, I’ve never looked back. I can’t believe it. My skin has never been clearer than it is now and I’m not using an expensive cleanser. Just a bar of soap. Any bar of soap. After two decades of spending a fortune on every skincare product out there, of visits to dermatologists and of generally feeling bad about myself, I realized that the simple solution had been before my eyes all along.
I’ve written this post in the hopes that it helps anyone else who may suffer from problem skin. It’s not fun and it took me years to realize that perhaps all those expensive products were just exacerbating my existing problem, causing me to fork out even more money. A simple bar of soap and my skin has never felt cleaner or looked clearer. I hope you give it a try!