And treat with gentleness the rest.
The hype of the skin moisturizers and their pitches of skin care have prompted me to attack the whole idea for 95% of people who have healthy skin since the claims are under the guise of entirely cosmetic. The television ads undermine the natural and promote plasticity in human beings. I am not a dermatologist, but I do have common sense and know this : that Mother Nature is never wrong and Ockham's Razor is usually right.
The fetish of bathing or showering once or twice a day, robbing one's epidermis by scouring off Mother Nature's lipids, wax esters, glycerides, squalene, and sialomucin, all it's natural sebum oils, and then , when one has denuded their epidermis of this protective coating, adding some cream that smells like a flower, resists vitamin D , and is manufactured from the petroleum industry is an act of violation. The natural epidermal ooze is much more complex than I have elaborated, but one came with it in abundance when we traversed the birth canal with our lipid covering of Vernix Caseosa. It accumulated in utero and protect us. We are still protected if we allow it to remain after a modest fashion.
It's not that one should not bathe at all ; it is just that it is badly overdone. I guess it's OK to smell like a flower some of the time, but the erotic scent of the healthy hominid will always trump the contrived scent of everyone smelling inhuman. Even your dog will celebrate your natural scent.
The Dermatological scientists can't agree on the specific utility of all these waxy coatings we have been provided with, but human beings should still smell like people and retain their natural oils and waxes minus the dirt and grime. The coating is there for a reason. Not knowing the whole of the role they supply doesn't count. As I said , "Mother Nature is always right, and the correct answer according to William of Ockham is usually the simplest answer."
Soap and water and a fresh towel is the sexy answer for the natural hominid then and now. Moreover everyone is going to look like they really look like! That will be interesting. Let's not get plastered too often. Lets not stay in the sun endlessly without our natural oils and wax esters to protect our epidermis. Let's not worry about being white or wrinkled. Let's agree that the added sort of beauty may not be even skin deep.