Washing your face is important to prevent breakouts. Your face gathers bacteria, dirt, and oil throughout the day. Dermatologists tend to disagree on how many times you should wash your face throughout the day, but it is definitely possible to wash too many times.
Symptoms of Overwashing
You will be able to tell when you wash your face too frequently. If your skin has a tight, dry feeling, you have probably washed it too much. An overproduction of oil can also be caused by overwashing. Natural oils can be good for your skin and stripping your face of oil too often can result in your skin overcompensating.
Even if you are only washing once a day, your skin may still be exhibiting these signs. This can be caused by the kind of cleanser you are using. If your skin exhibits these signs even after you decrease how often you wash your face, you may be using a cleaner that is too harsh for your skin.
You should wash your face at least once a day, particularly at night. This can help clear the day’s grime from your pores. You may also need to wash your face in the morning. Bacteria and oil can accumulate on your face overnight. The number of times you should wash your face typically depends on your skin type. If you have more oily skin, you should wash your face in the morning and at night. If you have drier skin, you should limit your face watching to the nighttime.
Everyone’s skin is different, which is why your skincare routine has to be designed for your skin. Finding a routine that works for your skin will help it stay healthy and clear. To learn more about the best way to care for your skin, contact us at Intermountain Aesthetics MD Spa today!