Unsurprisingly, not all netizens seem to agree with Cheney’s unusual self-care practices, with some expressing their doubts about whether he’s even telling the truth or not.
“Does he not use water to wash his face when he’s showering or washing his hair? That’s just abnormal,” one remarked, while another scoffed, “Does he cover his face with plastic wrap when he’s showering?”
Xuedong himself eventually caught wind of the comments and issued some responses on his private Weibo account, saying, “There’s no point in nitpicking, I meant it literally. I don’t use water or facial foam to wash my face, I only use cleansing products, get [it]?”
“I have applied skincare products after removing my make-up and without washing my face with water for almost 10 years,” he continued. “My skin is not bad, in fact, it is very good.”
Some fans also came to his defense, pointing out that he was merely opening up about his own experiences and that it might not be suitable for everyone.