Yes, I do get pimples – proof that I’m still human. Factors I observed through the years that give me pimples:
- Change of soap
- Sea water and sea wind (the beach is not friends with my face)
- Hot water (I make sure I re-wash with cold water after)
- Chicken in the UAE (I drink anti-histamine before I partake a meal)
Regardless of these, I have a smooth face… most of the time (because the Captain likes rubbing his stubble on my cheeks). I have very sensitive skin and it took me years of experimenting with facial washes and cleansers to find a good match.
Plain undiluted papaya soap washed with water. I don’t apply night cream or do any other beauty regimen, mainly because I’m lazy. I’ve done that for more than 10 years and counting.
Unlike those commercial papaya soap, this is concentrated. LIKE: It lasts longs. One bar serves me for 6 months. DISLIKE: Because it’s pure, it melts easily. I leave it open always.
I don’t know where to get it though since I never purchased one myself. My brother, who knows a friend’s dermatologist, is my main and only supplier. It comes in a clear plastic cover with no brand and no label. Maybe you could find one in derma clinics near you. Ask for the concentrated kind. The less mix (with other chemicals) the better.
To make this post more interesting, here’s what our vanity sink looks like. Left corner is the Captain, right corner is me.
That’s just one-fourth of his pa-pogi collection.
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