Irish spring soap

Can a skin ever be too acidic? I've been using irish spring soap for all my life on my face. My face had never had any bad breakouts, if I did it would just be one pimple everytime my hormones goes out of wack. Anyway my skin was perfect. Then a friend pointed out to me that using bar soap on face may be good and dandy right now but in the long run once I turn 30 or 40, it will ruin my face. So I decided to use a low ph cleanser, but my face broke out after using a cleanser so I was wondering if my face likes the alkalinity or my face is just way to acidic and i needed normal soap for my face to be happy. I dont understand.
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  • amyamy
    edited October 20
    everybody has very different needs when it comes to skincare. that's why there are so many kinds of cleansers on the market! your friend is probably just parroting what she/he read in a magazine. if this soap works for you and doesn't make your face react in any way, then it's fine. be sure it isn't too dry -- does it feel tight or peel?

    what I've learned about preventing aging (after decades of absorbing advice):
    1. most important of all: WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY, spf 15 or higher. even if you are not fair skinned.
    2. use a retinoid or some kind of chemical exfoliant when the first traces of fine lines start showing up.
    3. try to be as healthy as you can - drink water, get sleep, eat healthy, avoid vices (or do them in moderation if you must).

    I have to admit that I have some vices (I drink and occasionally smoke), but I was religious about sunscreen since I was 13, and added retinol as an adult. I'm 41 and people are shocked by the fact that I look so much younger than that. (I also eat healthy and get a lot of rest.)
  • Thank you amy! ❤
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