The Drugstore Face Wash That Truly Changed My Skin

This post might have the most clickbait-esque title you’ll ever see from me, but I can honestly say that I actually had to temper my enthusiasm while writing it. I’ve tried so many different products and regimen changes over the years hoping to accomplish what this face wash did, but only once I stopped aiming for a particular result—and instead took an informed step for the sake of my skin’s general health—was I successful. Let me explain.

The backstory

It all started with a random Facebook log-in, leading me to a random comment on a random group post. If I hadn’t checked the app at that particular moment and scrolled past that particular post, I might’ve never been directed to the following link, vaguely described by the commenter as “really helpful for understanding my skin” or something along those lines—despite how assiduously I was already trying to learn about skincare at the time. And so, chance directed me to a 2014 blog post by Kerry Thompson, titled “The Importance of Fatty Acids, pH & the Moisture Barrier: How I Eliminated my Acne & Decreased my Skin Sensitivity.”