I usually avoid rants or going off on a spiel, but bear with me this one time!
I’ve decided it’s all intentionally planned by the soap industry. What’s all planned? The need for us to spend money on more than just soaps…to spend money on expensive lotions and more. They take out the glycerin from soap so they can put it in their lotions and they know that taking it out will dry up everyone’s skin and then they’ll need lotion. (I know I’ve over generalized here–did so on purpose :))
Then they make “facial” products that treat acne but really only dry the skin out and then people need moisturizers for that and they say it’s a “special” facial moisturizer with all these “good” things in it for you, but soap (natural soap) already has everything in it that you need. (Note: Oils ARE good for your face. Stripping them from your face isn’t good.)
- Since I’ve been using my shea butter soap on my face I’ve really not needed my face lotion (very rarely and I normally have super dry skin).
- I haven’t used lotion on my legs in forever.
- The only time I ever use lotion now is for my hands cause I use dish soap and pump bottle liquid store soap (at work).
The soap industry I’m convinced has created a need for items other than soap by making their soap “cause” those needs. I know, I’m being a bit of a pessimist right now, but after a year of using my soap and keeping track of my skin I’ve realized that the only time my skin is dry is when I use commercial soaps.