Seriously, Just Wash Your Face

Seriously, Just Wash Your Face

A short excerpt from GUY STUFF to share with your kids.


If you’ve got a face, you have to wash it. You need to do this thoroughly at least once a day, usually at bedtime, and better yet twice (so add in a morning face-bath). It’s really not a big deal—at most, it takes 30 seconds of your day. Here’s how:

  1. Choose a mild soap or cleanser that’s formulated for your face.
  2. Lather up.
  3. Wash with your hands or a soft, clean washcloth and warm (not super hot) water.
  4. Rinse your skin well to remove the soap and pat dry.

During the other time of the day when you think you might have food or dirt on your face, just wipe it off. Ignoring it doesn’t make it disappear, and even though you may not have to see all that junk on your face, everyone else does!

Remember that the skin on your face is different from the skin on other parts of your body. It’s thinner, more sensitive, and exposed to a whole lot more sun and wind. This means that you need to use products that won’t irritate it. The best ones say “for the face” on the label and are hypoallergenic, which means free of irritating ingredients.  

GUY STUFF, page 32, published and copyrighted 2017 by American Girl Publishing. Illustration by Micah Player. All rights reserved.