So, this right here is my skin care regimen. I wash with the black soap first for about 30 seconds, rinse with warm/hot water. When you are sure the soap is off your face, put on the cold water only and splash your face 5 times or more if you can handle it. What the cold water does is closes up the pores you opened with the hot water. Pat dry with a clean towel (not the one you use after you shower) or use paper towel. Squeeze some of the toner (witch hazel) on a pad (a generous amount) and wipe your face and neck. This also helps with depuffing under eye bags (lord knows I got some designer bags under my eyes ) then lastly, you put a generous amount of Shae butter for moisture. This is good for oily skin people like myself also. Please try this out and let me know how it works for you.