Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Softening on soap

…Recently HA bought some Castile soap. (Remember that one? HA tends to geeze some days.)

…Or Ivory—someone told HA it keeps the fleas off her dog…Didn’t 99 and 44/100ths percent “pure” mean all fat and lye? But hey, if it keeps fleas off.

…HA uses soap—even on her face. Someone pick up that beauty queen over there—this is supposed to be a no-no.

…Now, uber-dermie Joshua Fox, MD, a spokesman for the American Academy of Dermatology, says soaps are OK—just make sure you get one right for your skin type.

…For oily or acne-prone skin, Fox sez choose a soap with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which dries up zits.

…For dry skin—go superfatted, with shea butter, glycerin and Vit E.

…Sensitive skin? Get hypoallergenic and don’t scrub.

…You are normal? Really? Well, OK—there are tons of soaps for you. Soothing lavender or soap with oatmeal to ease off dead skin cells.

…Chapped, weathered skin—shea butter or soaps with aloe vera.

…On your body, don’t use deodorant soap if you don’t stink…scented is different..some scents are nice.

…For hands, don’t always grab the antibacterials. Just lather for 30 seconds.

…Soap should only be used once a day on the body, twice on the face. Try rinsing. And stick with warm, not hot water.

…And ye shall be flea-free forever.

…Oh, never mind.

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