Just about everyone in today's world has a set routine they follow without flaws everymorning. Some people may get out of bed, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush their teeth, and thenpamper themselves. No matter what order, though, most of the people across the world washtheir face at some point in their morning routine. I have been cleansing my face because mymother used to echo in the halls of our home, "You need to wash your face, Jenny, because it ishygienic!" Now that I am older, I am used to washing my face every morning with a damp towel.Yet, after having a brief and nostalgic moment of remembrance of the line my mother repeated inmy younger years, I have become without a doubt confused! After concise research on the topic of hygiene, I discovered that water detracts the naturaloil on your skin which is unhealthy for the epidermis. Shortly thereafter, I approached more thanone meaning of the word 'hygienic'. Hygienic can mean either sanitary or tending to promote orpreserve health. In my mother's case, she must have been referring to the definition sanitary.Sanitary is making sure of the cleanliness of one's body. Promoting or preserving health, like theother definition calls for, is definitely not what cleaning my face does to me. Cleaning my face onlykills the oil in my skin! Whatever happened to that good old phrase that "mom's always right"? To stop this outrage of unhealthy skin cleaning, we should all halt cleaning our skin together.More damage is done to our skin after the oils have been taken away than when it has been leftdirty! By an human's early seventies, they have lost almost three years of their life if they washapproximately fourty-five minutes a day. What a waste! Not only does your skin stay healthy, butmoney is saved from the lack of it spent on items to clean yourself with.