Dear Dr. Ray:

In Do You Have the Guts to be Beautiful, you discuss the best ingredients to use for washing your face or giving yourself a facial. But what about the rest of your body? What kind of soap do you recommend? What about shampoo?


Dear Reader:

I am currently in the research and development phase of creating a new line of beauty products, and hope to one day have my own soap and shampoo to recommend! In the meantime, I recommend always using soap made from a vegetable oil source, such as Castille Soap. For shampoo, make sure that it’s free of sodium sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, lauryl sulfate, and parabens. There should be little-to-no-lather, as the lather is usually a by-product of inexpensive and chemical-laden foaming agents.