How often should you wash your face? We’ve all become accustomed to washing our hands often, many more times a day that you would likely ever think to wash your face. It can feel mysterious-how much is too much and how much is too little?
On one hand, you want to get rid of the dirt and bacteria that accumulates on your skin and causes breakouts but you also don’t want your skin to get dried out, itchy, and raw like your hands can sometimes be.
Ideally you want to be washing your face twice a day, every morning and night. This gets rid of grime, sweat, and makeup that can build up in your pores during the day and then freshens your skin after a night of sleeping to help get rid of bacteria and dead skin cells to ultimately prime your skin for your morning routine.
In most cases, overwashing can be as bad as underwashing but washing twice a day gives you a good balance to your routine to keep your skin clear and breakout-free.
Some important tips to keep in mind when it comes to washing your face:
Washing should never leave your skin dry or flaky
If you notice that your skin is too dry, flaky, red, or sensitive after washing it may be that the cleanser you are using is too exfoliating. Using a gentler cleanser will help keep your skin and its moisture barrier healthy.
Cleansing oils can add more oil to already acne prone skin
Particularly if you already have acne-prone skin, skip the cleansing oils. Introducing even more oil can cause worse breakouts than you might usually have. For oily skin, you may want to try a more exfoliating cleanser to help get those oils up and out of the skin.
It’s all about balance
You should use a cleanser that helps exfoliate and and remove impurities but won’t strip the skin of all of its natural oils.
Remember, all topical acne treatments work best on freshly washed and thoroughly dried skin. It’s important for everyone but particularly those with acne-prone skin to avoid washing with typical soaps. Many soaps have harsh chemicals or perfumes that may irritate the skin and cause dryness. It’s best to use a face wash that’s specifically formulated with ingredients to prevent acne if you have frequent breakouts.
For starters, good skin care is all about products. At the end of the day, what you put on your skin is just as important as how you use it and how often.
The best cleanser you can begin with is this Gentle Cleanser. Gentle enough to even remove eye makeup, it can be used night and day and won’t dry your skin out. While at the same time powerful enough to clean impurities from sensitive and oily skin to help keep your skin clear.
For a more detailed approach on how to handle your skin care, give us a call at 801-800-6602 or book your consultation online today. We are professionals trained to help you get your skin clear with some of the most effective acne-specific formulated products on the market. Reach out with any questions or concerns and we would be happy to help you get started on your journey to clear skin.