How hard can it be? That's the first thing that came to mind when I was challenged to try this beauty experiment. The thing is, I only started getting serious about my skincare a couple of years ago and I've never really given much thought as to how omitting this significant part of my routine would change the way I do things. This is only in consideration of the fact that my skincare routine is dynamic at best, with me trying to change up products and methods once I feel like my skin has grown immune to a certain way of doing things.
However, one thing that I actually forgot to consider is my long relationship with cleansers in the first place. Ever since I was nine years old, at the brink of puberty and the beginning of my 'problematic skin' era, cleansers were the skin care products I used without even knowing what skincare was. The idea of cleaning your skin with a product containing 'acne fighting beads' and 'anti-acne properties' was so appealing to my pubescent self that it sort of continued on to the present, especially now that I know the importance of proper cleansing post-makeup and pre-skincare ritual.
So how exactly did I deal with a week of no cleansers? Read on to find out.