do you use soap to wash your face?

@bombshell (11268)
Germany
July 26, 2008 2:40am CST
for me everytime i wash my face i dont use soap.i have influence my boss in cebu.she is 70 yrs old and her face looking young and impressive considering her age.so i ask whats her secret.she answered me just wash your face and dont apply any kind of soap and after cleaning your face you apply ponds cream or nivea cream thats all.so what do you think of this?
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
i dont use soap. i used to just use water and dont put anything at all.. but i see i need to have something to wash my face. i use just cetaphil in my face and it works wonders.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi chiyosan.what is cetaphil?what sort of that? like skinol?hmmm want to try that.or is that astringent.
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• Philippines
15 Aug 08
Cetaphil is a facial cleanser. Not an astringent at all. I think you can even use it without using water, you just let it dry or something. I've used it a few times before.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
16 Aug 08
ok thanks dear.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
26 Jul 08
Hi bombshell, I envy your boss still looking young and impressive though she is already in the age of 70 years old. I know some people who are born to have good natural skin even they don't take much skin cake. Most of the time I wash my face with filter water after getting up in the morning. I then apply some lotion to keep it away from getting dry. While taking shower in the evening I would then wash my face with face cleanser. I feel like only cleanser could totally wash away the dirt and oil of the skin of my face. Later on I would apply some night cream on it and having some massaging. I believe to use soap or cleanser too often when washing face would definitely make the skin of our face dry and to have wrinkly easily. posting and take care.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi lkboo yes she is impressive considering her age and even she is visiting in america sometimes she never try a different beuty cream since mayn there. she just trust the washing her face without soap and apply some cream like nivea or ponds cream.thank you for your nice opinion have a nice day and keep smiling.
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@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
8 Aug 08
Hi bombshell, I had received the best response 9 days back, I would still like to express my delayed gratitude here for selecting mine as the best one, though it is a bit late. This is a nice topic indeed, after reading the story I realize that, the lesser we use soap or cleanser daily the better and healthier the skin we have. That is why your boss still looks young and with nice complexion even at the 70 yrs old. I think I would better cut down the using of cleanser daily. Besides I still could save some money. posting and cheers.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Hi bombshell. I don't use soap to wash my face. My face is somewhat oily, so I have to use a facial wash, or a facial scrub. But if I'm lazy enough, I only wash my face in water.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
dhangski thanks i am the same too but i dont use soap to my face but if we are pinas i used skinol coz very dusty.
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I think all depends of genetics, but I do not use soap and I look great! LOL
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi valeri,thats also possible it depens the genetics and i dont use soap too! and i look great hahaha charrr
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• India
26 Jul 08
Its unbelievable, soaps are used to remove dirt oil from our face. Without any soap or any natural material its impossible to do that, i think. I use a skin care soap prescribed by doctor. It is Neko soap, its little expensive. So i use only for face wash
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi ajesh its impossible but its true!!! it feels fresh and clean but if daily use i guess its not good for our face skin.Neko? i did try that when i had pimples anyway thanks for your opinion and its a highly appreciated dear.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I usually use soap every time I wash my face. I know it cannot be totally good to do that but I love to feel and smell fresh. I use Noxzema to wash my face sometimes also. There have been a few times that I have wiped my face with just a wet wash cloth but not very often. I think soap dries our skin out but it is also nice to wash your face with a cleanser too.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hello there,yeah using soap dries out the skin thanky ou for your opinion .
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Hi bombshell, [i]wow! really? how long she's been doing that? Anyway, my former boss' mom was 80 years old and when she came over in the office, we can tell that she has a nicest face compared to anyone of us there..LOL She is a vegetarian and will not touch her face using her hands, she has always a handkerchief with her, but I know she is using soap or facial wash! But, we can't believe she was 80, she walks straight and was wearing shorts with still a presentable legs! Super! [/i]
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
15 Aug 08
i dont know but i met her when i was working in cebu. yeah some older ones are still looking great this days.
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• Philippines
15 Aug 08
Speaking of older ones still looking young, I just suddenly remembered Vilma Santos. One of my friends told me her secret was that she would wash her face with warm water first to open the pores. Then after applying some cleanser or whatever she applies on her face, she rinses it off with cold water to close the pores. I have also heard Dra. Vicki Belo advise this on tv during one of those morning talk shows. Apparently this is very good for the skin. Maricel Soriano's point is noteworthy too. My friend told me Maricel's ex-husband, Edu Manzano, once said in an interview about Maricel that she never ever ever goes to bed without completing her cleanse-apply cream-etc routine no matter how tired she is. Edu said what she had religiously followed as a beauty regimen for many years really did pay off now that she's getting older. Very disciplined woman.
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• United States
15 Aug 08
wow...when I am tried, brushing only my teeth is my priority! lol..maybe its not yet late!
@heartonfire (4133)
• Denmark
27 Jul 08
I use soap or shower gel... but I only use dove if it's soap, because it really doesn't soak the skin,doesn't make it dry..it's actually very smooth but I still apply some nivea visage after washing ,to give it a better aspect.. I forgot to mention that I use soap or gel because that is how I get my make-up off,I rarely use make-up cleaner, and yes i know it's bad but I usually go to sleep with the make-up on:D But every time I feel tired or my face looks bad from the lack of sleep,if I use nivea it looks good again
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
27 Jul 08
hi pretty isti heartonfire yeah i agree with you about the nivea cream.since i am in germany i am fan of it 100 percent thanks for sharing and have a nice sunny day.
• Denmark
27 Jul 08
isti?what is that?sounds funny:)))
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
27 Jul 08
is a sort of" i mean" but i used a joke isti.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
26 Jul 08
Is Facial Foam considered as Soap? I am currently using Facial Foam from Nivea and Facial Scrub from Vichy. I think it's important to wash the face clean before applying any Moisturizer or toner. I have seen some old people with good skin too and they say the secret behind it is eating Bird Nests.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi poohgal,hehehe that is cute! "Birds Nests"? what is that?sorry to ask.but the facial foam i dont know that considered as a soap but i guess not i guess wE call it "cleanser" i guess.THANK you for the reply have a nice day to you.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
26 Jul 08
Bird Nest's Soup - Bird Nest soup - chinese delicacy
Bird's nest soup is a delicacy in Chinese cuisine. It's actually made of swifts' saliva. The edible bird's nests are among the most expensive animal products consumed by humans. It's usually boiled with rock sugar. It tastes nice but is expensive.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
yeah birds nest soap i know but hehehe birds nest for cleaning that was new for me.so ok i understand thank you.
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@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Jul 08
My skin is oily and I can't use soap with my face. My doctor suggested that I only use soap-free cleanser. It is a bit expensive for me but my wife is the one who also remind me to wash my face with cleanser. Actually, that cleanser is mostly suggested by pedias for bathing babies. My face looks like a baby now. KEEP SMILING = NEIL
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
uhhh? baby bathing? you mean the "Lactacyd" the blue label color? hmm good for you Neil.
@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Jul 08
no my friend, it's actually Cetaphil.
@cyr001 (23)
• China
27 Jul 08
i just use water .
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
27 Jul 08
very Good!
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I never put soap on my face, I just use plain hot water. If I do have something on my face that won' wash off with just water. I will then put some cream on my face and then wash that off. That works great for getting mascara off.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi Polly i am the same too notusing soap and thanls for the reply.
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@Trace86 (5043)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I mostly use face wash from Aveda. Sometimes I use a glycerin soap if I forget to bring my face wash in. I will also use a face scrub about twice a week. I think not using the same thing all the time gives better results too. I have always found Nivea to be a real pore clogger. If I use it to remove makeup, I always wash my face well to get off the greasiness.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi Trace thank you for your opinion its highly appreciated have a nice day.
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• United States
26 Jul 08
I don't use soap to wash my face for it dries it out. I use a special cleanse from Avon and clean it with that really good rinse it then put the astrigent on after woulds. I have heard of ponds and nivea cream and have been told they work good. I like to try different things til I am happy with something that works. So far the Avon cleanser is working good does the job well.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
ok thanks to your reply and yes Avon most beauty stuff are good!
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@kukreja (33)
• Canada
26 Jul 08
Face wash - Neutrogena Face wash
wait wait wait what exactly is ur boss washing her face with. just water??? cause then if thats the case then how will her face ever get cleaned??. I personally have stopped using soap my self. I am trying different types of face washes and neutrogena being one of the best. I think this one works and you should try it to.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
yeah she is using just water to clean her face and then massage the ponds cream or nivea cream.but this neutrogena i would like to try that too thanks for the advice.
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@venkygec (783)
• India
26 Jul 08
I use soap on my face only when i have bath... otherwise i just splash water on my face... thats it... But my Mom insists me.. to use soap... only when she remembers me.. i use soap... i feel lazy to wash my face with soap.... But yes.. it feels good when we apply soap... he he...
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi venky thanks for your opinion have a nice day.
@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
26 Jul 08
I personally don't use soap but I think soap is necessary if you have an oily skin. Soap is an excellent cleanser as it removes dirt from the pores and keeps your facial skin free from germs.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hi rajesh thanks for your opinion and i agree for it but in mycase if i use soap a get pimples .i know it feels fresh and clean but it does not work for me.
@Cannonball (3639)
• France
24 Aug 08
Yeah I only wash my face with water
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
24 Aug 08
i am the same too but after wards i use cream.
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• France
25 Aug 08
What cream brand do you use, Which one you think is the best?
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Aug 08
i use nivea cream or vichy
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Jul 08
as long as it works good for you . Never wash my face with soap either but I dont cream it up either
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
27 Jul 08
ok its your opinion no probs thanks to you Lakota.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Jul 08
your most welcome!
@vimaal (3365)
• India
25 Aug 08
hi bombsell, ya i use soap to wash my face. so only i am so cute and so colour LOL.. take care. have a nice day.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Aug 08
hi there thanks for the coopearation.