So fresh and so clean...
Dirt Bag Soaps
When it comes to facial cleansers, I am a little nervous and unwilling to try anything new. Read: I haven't changed my beauty routine in about ten years!
I am the quintessential Noxzema girl. It's all I use, and it's all I want to use. However, I considered trying another product a while ago after an enormous pimple appeared on my cheek. The more Noxzema that I smeared on it, the bigger it got.
After flipping through a random fashion mag looking for a new product to test out for this column, I read about the company Dirt Bag Soaps. It is a company that specializes in making soaps with natural ingredients (avocado, strawberries, green tea, shea butter, wheat germ, etc.). I contacted the company and they promptly sent me a box of goodies.
When I opened the package, I noticed that the majority of soaps that they sent were facial soaps. I thought to myself, "Looks like I can't do the review. There is no way that I am using soap on my face!" After my panic attack, I realized that I would have to get over my fear of using "other facial" products, and I would have to use something other than Noxzema on my face.
Feeling a little uneasy, I picked up the soap called Bee Pollen, and I read the product information. Although it stated the magic words, "suppresses acne," I was scared that I would breakout in even more pimples, or that I would be allergic and break out in a disgusting rash.
I tested the soap on my troubled areas: my cheek, and on the extremely clogged pores on my chin. Nothing happened. No rash, no screaming. My skin actually looked and felt fine. I used it a second time just to see if it really was effective. The second time that I used it I noticed that my pimple went down a bit and my pores weren't as clogged as they always were. I am not saying that my pimple was immediately zapped away, but it helped to get rid of my nasty little zit.
Did you scarf down a garlicky meal and you just noticed that your breath is a little foul? Or, did you just see the man of your dreams and you want to go over and approach him, but you don't want to scare him off with your stinky breath?
Maybe these situations don't exactly apply to you, but shouldn't everyone know the importance of fresh breath? I think so.
Oral-B, the makers of toothbrushes and other dental products, have come up with a solution to solve your funky breath dilemma.
If you need to brush your teeth but you don't have a toothbrush, try one of their "brush-ups." They are textured wipes that fit on your finger and are used to clean your teeth (not to replace the regular use of toothbrushes).
When I heard about this product, I was dying to try it. I couldn't see how you can clean your teeth with something other than a toothbrush.
Okay, so I ate a sandwich (ham and cheese) and I was ready to see if this pseudo-toothbrush would do the trick. I armed myself with the Brush-Up and I awaited the verdict. The outcome: the Brush Ups worked. They made my teeth feel clean. My only problem with it is that I would much rather pop a tic tac than slap on a wipe and rub it against my teeth. I guess that's only me. Either way, the Brush-Ups worked! ¤ Michelle