I just been wondering how a wash cloth helps your skin as I have read a lot around the forum that many members just use water and a wash cloth yet still have amazing skin!!
How is this so?
asked bysunandmoon (501)
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on April 24, 2013
at 08:33 PM
The only thing soap really adds to the equation is that breaks down oil, and makes the surface of the skin more slippery so that germs and grit can slide off more easily. If you rub with a wash cloth and water you can get the same effect just with friction, and the natural oils on the skin aren't stripped off in the same way. Soap can also screw with the PH of the skin, causing kind of mild chemical burns and redness.