Generic facewashes having a drying effect because they follow the logic that the oilier the skin, the greater the chance of clogged skin. This ends up over-drying the skin, causing the oil glands in the skin to produce even more sebum to compensate, which leads to even more chance of clogged pores -> acne.
Taoist soap doesn’t have that drying effect which removes the natural oils from the skin, so it wouldn’t cause that reaction. It does still clean the pores and contains anti-oxidants that speeds up healing.
This question is for the mods I guess since they would know better but anyone can answer if they feel they can add something.
For taoist soap use for acne, how does it differ from a generic acne facewash?