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2013-12-16 03:06:51 PM
Make your own soap or buy locally-made using ground oatmeal for an exfoliant. Problem solved.

/taking care of your skin is manly
//chicks love it
 
2013-12-16 03:35:37 PM
I don't think you understand what "hygiene" is.

Rubbing your face with plastic microbubbles to exfoliate your skin is not a matter of hygiene.
 
2013-12-16 03:41:17 PM
Or save money and receive the same exfoliating effect by using a face sponge instead of that crap.
 
2013-12-16 03:47:15 PM
I always look before going mouth first.
 
2013-12-16 03:48:21 PM
Sea salt and a little bit of olive oil is great for an exfoliating body scrub with just a little rinse off needed. Great for a sponge bath. Then follow that up with a baby wipe to grab the last of the dead skin on the surface and wic away the residual oils.

As for face, a pinch of salt in your bar soap with a follow up of toner and a squirt of lemon juice. Great for grabbing grime out of your pores.
 
2013-12-16 03:49:35 PM
I know I should shower less but I don't care
 
2013-12-16 03:50:39 PM
Ah, I actually just RTFA. Plastic in one's exfoliate is no good for anyone in my opinion. I stand by my assertion that sea salt is great for oily skin types and actually will actively work to clean your flesh.
 
2013-12-16 03:52:07 PM
I'm already doing my part.  You're welcome.
 
2013-12-16 03:56:35 PM

KatjaMouse: Sea salt and a little bit of olive oil is great for an exfoliating body scrub with just a little rinse off needed. Great for a sponge bath. Then follow that up with a baby wipe to grab the last of the dead skin on the surface and wic away the residual oils.

As for face, a pinch of salt in your bar soap with a follow up of toner and a squirt of lemon juice. Great for grabbing grime out of your pores.


We're running out of salt!
 
2013-12-16 04:02:18 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Make your own soap or buy locally-made using ground oatmeal for an exfoliant. Problem solved.



Just don't hide the soap in the door panel of your car.
 
2013-12-16 04:02:35 PM
This planet is doomed, how am I supposed to be a good consumer and a good environmentalist at the same time?  One has to be sacrificed, I'm tired of feeling guilty.
 
2013-12-16 04:06:07 PM

KatjaMouse: Sea salt and a little bit of olive oil is great for an exfoliating body scrub with just a little rinse off needed. Great for a sponge bath. Then follow that up with a baby wipe to grab the last of the dead skin on the surface and wic away the residual oils.

As for face, a pinch of salt in your bar soap with a follow up of toner and a squirt of lemon juice. Great for grabbing grime out of your pores.


I heard somebody talking about grinding up candy to use in a sugar scrub. It seemed like a weird idea to me. Do you have any opinions on sugar scrubs?
 
2013-12-16 04:10:42 PM

KatjaMouse: Ah, I actually just RTFA. Plastic in one's exfoliate is no good for anyone in my opinion. I stand by my assertion that sea salt is great for oily skin types and actually will actively work to clean your flesh.


I know right?
 
2013-12-16 04:13:11 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: KatjaMouse: Sea salt and a little bit of olive oil is great for an exfoliating body scrub with just a little rinse off needed. Great for a sponge bath. Then follow that up with a baby wipe to grab the last of the dead skin on the surface and wic away the residual oils.

As for face, a pinch of salt in your bar soap with a follow up of toner and a squirt of lemon juice. Great for grabbing grime out of your pores.

I heard somebody talking about grinding up candy to use in a sugar scrub. It seemed like a weird idea to me. Do you have any opinions on sugar scrubs?


Great for dry skin skin types. Fantastic for exfoliating legs especially after shaving one's legs. You just have to rinse more thoroughly since it is much stickier than salt.
 
2013-12-16 04:17:27 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: I heard somebody talking about grinding up candy to use in a sugar scrub. It seemed like a weird idea to me. Do you have any opinions on sugar scrubs?


Huh, I might try making some homemade rock candy with just sugar and water and grinding it up for my next batch of facial soap. Sounds like an interesting idea.
 
2013-12-16 04:19:44 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: The My Little Pony Killer: I heard somebody talking about grinding up candy to use in a sugar scrub. It seemed like a weird idea to me. Do you have any opinions on sugar scrubs?

Huh, I might try making some homemade rock candy with just sugar and water and grinding it up for my next batch of facial soap. Sounds like an interesting idea.


I've never known it to be good for the face though. Sugar scrubs tend to be better suited for the body and notoriously dry spots like elbows and feet. I think you should look into that before trying though.
 
2013-12-16 04:24:22 PM

KatjaMouse: I've never known it to be good for the face though. Sugar scrubs tend to be better suited for the body and notoriously dry spots like elbows and feet. I think you should look into that before trying though.


Gotcha. Thanks for the tip.
 
2013-12-16 04:27:53 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: KatjaMouse: I've never known it to be good for the face though. Sugar scrubs tend to be better suited for the body and notoriously dry spots like elbows and feet. I think you should look into that before trying though.

Gotcha. Thanks for the tip.


Everyone has a very particular skin type. It's easy to remember as thus, though: Sugar for dry (Dessert or desert?); Salty for oily (think of a delicious bread dip).
 
2013-12-16 04:31:29 PM

KatjaMouse: Salty for oily (think of a delicious bread dip).


I did not read that as bread the first time, and though, "well, that's one way to moisturize."
 
2013-12-16 04:57:03 PM
I'm a bit surprised that there's not a push to reduce bathing and such entirely.  Is soap, in massive quantities, not also bad for the environment?

Hell, with enough examination, it sounds like there's nothing that humans can do that's good for the environment, except die.  Or move back to caves.
 
2013-12-16 04:57:12 PM
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2013-12-16 05:03:36 PM
Holy crap, man up nancies.  Back in the day we real Scotsmen "exfoliated" by wrestling each other naked in the heather and gorse.
 
2013-12-16 05:07:03 PM

elchupacabra: I'm a bit surprised that there's not a push to reduce bathing and such entirely.  Is soap, in massive quantities, not also bad for the environment?

Hell, with enough examination, it sounds like there's nothing that humans can do that's good for the environment, except die.  Or move back to caves.


That's why we have these things called sewage treatment plants (or Water Pollution Control Plants, as the PR-minded in my industry insist on rebranding/calling them).

The thing is, standards vary by state/province and they remove most stuff, but not all plants have tertiary treatment (where they remove phosphorous/nitrogen/algae food). My area also has yet to write legislation for PPCP (Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products).

/finishing wastewater operator license soon
//will work for food and TotalFark subscription
 
2013-12-16 05:18:04 PM

Ronin_S: elchupacabra: I'm a bit surprised that there's not a push to reduce bathing and such entirely.  Is soap, in massive quantities, not also bad for the environment?

Hell, with enough examination, it sounds like there's nothing that humans can do that's good for the environment, except die.  Or move back to caves.

That's why we have these things called sewage treatment plants (or Water Pollution Control Plants, as the PR-minded in my industry insist on rebranding/calling them).

The thing is, standards vary by state/province and they remove most stuff, but not all plants have tertiary treatment (where they remove phosphorous/nitrogen/algae food). My area also has yet to write legislation for PPCP (Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products).

/finishing wastewater operator license soon
//will work for food and TotalFark subscription


So you've not faced any sort of "THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM THAT HUMANS RAPE THE EARTH!" protests?  I'd think someone would figure a way to argue that your solution isn't adequate.

/Where does the removed stuff go?
//Not hippie, I like to bathe
 
2013-12-16 05:30:35 PM
Silvio Berlusconi

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And Antonin Scalia
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Two of the oiliest people on the planet.
 
2013-12-16 05:37:13 PM

elchupacabra: Ronin_S: elchupacabra: I'm a bit surprised that there's not a push to reduce bathing and such entirely.  Is soap, in massive quantities, not also bad for the environment?

Hell, with enough examination, it sounds like there's nothing that humans can do that's good for the environment, except die.  Or move back to caves.

That's why we have these things called sewage treatment plants (or Water Pollution Control Plants, as the PR-minded in my industry insist on rebranding/calling them).

The thing is, standards vary by state/province and they remove most stuff, but not all plants have tertiary treatment (where they remove phosphorous/nitrogen/algae food). My area also has yet to write legislation for PPCP (Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products).

/finishing wastewater operator license soon
//will work for food and TotalFark subscription

So you've not faced any sort of "THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM THAT HUMANS RAPE THE EARTH!" protests?  I'd think someone would figure a way to argue that your solution isn't adequate.

/Where does the removed stuff go?
//Not hippie, I like to bathe


The really big stuff people flush down the toilet but shouldn't (i.e. baby wipes, toys, cell phones, etc.) either clogs the pipe until a plumber removes it or is screened and landfilled/incinerated. Among the more interesting things co-workers/mentors have found were glass eyes, dollar bills and a tent (never could figure out how they crammed THAT down the toilet).

Smaller towns may just have one lagoon and primary treatment, but larger cities have more elaborate treatment, at least up to secondary. The heavy organic stuff is allowed to settle to the bottom, then they coagulate out the rest with chemical reactions. The sludge gets air pumped through it to encourage microorganisms to grow and break it all down. By this point it smells like wet earth and they have to test it. If it meets legal standards, they can give it to the farmers for their fields. Otherwise it's incinerated or used for landfill cover. More places are upgrading plants for tertiary treatment, removing the phosphorous to reclaim as fertilizer.

The problem with the plastic microbeads is they float and don't react with the coagulant, so they bypass conventional sewage treatment. There are treatment systems that float contaminants and then skim them off the surface, but they tend to use them where algae and other stuff that tends to float on the surface is a problem.
 
2013-12-16 05:52:58 PM
It's surprising that there's no government agency (in the US and Canada) that didn't say "no, you can't sell products with plastic microbeads because it won't be caught by sewage treatment". Or did some agency sign off on this without actually thinking it through?
 
2013-12-16 05:56:02 PM
Forgot to add, we don't get deluded hippies picketing outside the treatment plant, since that doesn't generate headlines. Sometimes, the eco-hippies are friends with the guys who run the treatment plants.

But they do come to town meetings about plant upgrades and try to suggest treatment methods that are totally impractical sometimes. They tend to go protest other things when we explain how much energy/money it would take to get the sewage water treated until it's safe to drink.
 
2013-12-16 06:03:02 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Make your own soap or buy locally-made using ground oatmeal for an exfoliant. Problem solved.

/taking care of your skin is manly
//chicks love it


But I do make my own soap.
/works for soap company
//colloidal oatmeal is the stinky
 
2013-12-16 06:04:45 PM

KatjaMouse: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: KatjaMouse: I've never known it to be good for the face though. Sugar scrubs tend to be better suited for the body and notoriously dry spots like elbows and feet. I think you should look into that before trying though.

Gotcha. Thanks for the tip.

Everyone has a very particular skin type. It's easy to remember as thus, though: Sugar for dry (Dessert or desert?); Salty for oily (think of a delicious bread dip).


Darn, some of my skin in the winter is very oily, and some of my skin is very dry.
 
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2013-12-16 06:38:48 PM
Exfoliant in soap?

My bar of gold Dial soap laughs at you.

If I want exfoliant I break out the Lava, or Fast Orange...
 
2013-12-16 06:57:56 PM
eat them up yum
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2013-12-16 10:09:21 PM
Doesn't millions of micro-beads add up to a couple of beads?
 
2013-12-17 04:10:30 PM

northguineahills: KatjaMouse: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: KatjaMouse: I've never known it to be good for the face though. Sugar scrubs tend to be better suited for the body and notoriously dry spots like elbows and feet. I think you should look into that before trying though.

Gotcha. Thanks for the tip.

Everyone has a very particular skin type. It's easy to remember as thus, though: Sugar for dry (Dessert or desert?); Salty for oily (think of a delicious bread dip).

Darn, some of my skin in the winter is very oily, and some of my skin is very dry.


I have an oily face and upper torso (as in chest, neck, shoulders...) and dry legs and arms. I use my sugar scrub about thrice a week on my limbs and the salt on everything almost daily.
 
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