How often do you wash your face? I started thinking about this today as I was reading an article in Lucky where one of the editors was talking about the products she uses to combat her rosacea. She has two separate cleansers she recommends - one for morning, one for night. And that got me to thinking: I only cleanse my face at night - should I be washing more?
I swear by my Fresh Soy Cleanser, which I use religiously at night. In the morning is when I shower so my face is rinsed but I don’t take extra steps to cleanse it. And even on mornings when I forgo a shower, since I’ve showered the night before, I usually just splash water on my face but more as a way to wake up than to cleanse. But this routine works for me. My skin is dry and sensitive and over-cleansing it usually just leads to more breakouts, which is what cleansing is supposed to prevent. So why overdo it?
But that is just me. When I googled “how often should you wash your face” I saw varying arguments in support of twice-a-day and the same for once-a-day. Those in favor of twice (or more)-a-day face washings argue that it helps to clean out any oils that have clogged your pores throughout the night and day and multiple washings are beneficial for those with oily skin. The once-a-day arguments hark back to mine that if you wash your face too much, you tend to break out. How often you wash your face is clearly not a “one-size-fits-all” answer. So I’m curious…
How often do you wash your face?
- Twice-a-day. (67%, 2 Votes)
- Once-a-day. (33%, 1 Votes)
- More-than-twice-a-day. (0%, 0 Votes)
- Never. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 3