I cleanse with Mary Kay Timewise 3-in-1 cleansing bar, then apply Neutrogena On-the-Spot treatment once my face is dry. after about 5 minutes, the treatment dries, so I then apply aloe vera gel mixed with a little bit of glycerin. I used to use just aloe vera gel, but my face was out-of-control dry, even when I added jojoba oil. turns out glycerin mixes better with the aloe vera gel.
I'm wondering if the soap I use is too irritating? here are the ingredients:
Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Cucumber Extract, Burdock Extract, Hops Extract, Meadow sweet Extract, Hydrocotyl Extract, Coneflower Extract, Maltodextrin, Bentonite, Sodium Chloride, PEG-6, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, PEG-4, Lactose, Pentasodium Pentetate, Palm Kernel Acid, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Cellulose, Lauramine Oxide, Disodium EDTA, C9-15 Alkyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Titanium Dioxide, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Ultramarines
I also have the Cetaphil bar so I wonder if I should use that instead. I was using the Mary Kay soap before the regimen and figured I'd keep on using it and monitor my progress. so far it seems to be fine but I thought I'd ask. also, I notice that when I put on my moisturizer, parts of my face get a white residue, probably from the BP treatment. does this mean I'm wiping it off? I apply it with a gentle touch. I really hope I'm not wiping off the treatment and making it ineffective -_-
also, now that I've started adding glycerin, my skin is still just a little bit dry but not crazy like before. is this a good thing? I know Dan says that dry, flaky skin is irritated skin, but I'm also wondering if having my skin "too hydrated" (which it's not, because it's still a little bit flaky) would minimize the effects of the regimen.