Using a bar soap to cleanse the face is definitely a bad idea. It’s harsh. It’s drying. But when I say, I tried using Dove Beauty Bar on my face, don’t fret! When I attended my very first Dove event back in 2011, I learned that Dove Beauty Bar is actually not considered a regular soap. It has 1/4 moisturizing cream, making it more gentle and non-drying. So if you’re wondering, yes it can be used as a facial cleanser.
If you’re following me on Instagram, I was challenged to wash my face using the Dove Beauty Bar for 7 days. Honestly, it can be frightening especially for someone with really oily skin. My skin can be a bit choosy when it comes to moisturizing products. I can breakout easily or oil up right way. But anyway, I tried to forget my fears and did the #Dove7DayTest.
I washed my face using Dove Beauty Bar every morning and at night for 7 days. And guess what?! To my surprise, my oily skin loved it! I expected to oil up quickly since it’s a moisturizing cleanser. I’m happy to report that my face didn’t turn into a frying pan in just a few minutes after washing (which happens in other moisturizing facial washes). When it comes to its cleansing power, Dove Beauty Bar did a great in removing dirt and excess oil, without leaving my skin feeling tight and dry. If you have make up on, it’s advisable to use a makeup remover prior to washing the face with Dove Beauty Bar. At the end of the 7 day test, I noticed my skin’s softer, smoother and glowing. I didn’t breakout at all. My skin is also very prone to cystic acne, especially when I use a moisturizing product on my face. Again, I find it amazing that I didn’t get any new cystic acne until the end of the 7 day test. The scent of Dove Beauty Bar can be a little bit too strong for others though. But since, I love the fresh powdery scent of the original Dove Beauty Bar, I didn’t find it harsh.
If you ask me if I’ll continue using Dove Beauty Bar on my face, I would say yes. I didn’t expect that Dove Beauty Bar would work on my oily skin. Wow, I finally found a very affordable face wash that’s easily available anywhere!
I’m also inviting everyone to show your #RealBeauty and do the #Dove7DayTest. Wash your face using the Dove Beauty Bar for 7 days and see the Dove difference. Take a selfie on the 7th day and share it on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #Dove7DayTest hashtag. See for yourself what I’m talking about.
Dove Beauty Bar is available in all major retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.dove.ph, like Dove Philippines on Facebook and follow @DovePH on Twitter and Instagram.