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Beauty Spotting: The Importance of Washing Your Face

Written by emilyc

When I first moved to Manhattan, I adopted a reckless lifestyle. By reckless lifestyle, I mean I hardly ever washed my face. Why, you ask? Well, because my sink is so small, only anorexic midgets would be able to pull off a decent face washing in it. That all changed when my mother told me a tale of when she worked for a dermatologist: a woman came into the office concerned about a large, unsightly brown spot on her face. Turns out, it was old makeup! *Cue horror music* The nurse had to painfully scrub it off – all because this lady was neglectful about washing her face.

After hearing that tragic tale, I am now obliged to endure hitting my skull against my microscopic sink’s faucet and/or the mirror above it. I’d much rather a minor concussion than a brown spot hindering my youthful glow. To preserve said glow, I opt for the following products:

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is my go-to for when I’m feeling fragile and need something extra extra gentle to effectively remove my makeup. It is fragrance-free and soap-free, and does an excellent job of leaving my skin feeling totally spotless, but not devoid of essential moisture.

When the youthful glow needs to be amped up, I use Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser. Its exfoliants are not harsh in the least bit – they are just enough to do the trick. Zero makeup left behind, zero impurities left behind. Plus, the scent reminds me of the calming, luxurious amenities you get at fancy hotels. (LOVE)

About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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