Thursday, 29 October 2020

How Often Should You Wash Your Face

We’ve all gotten used to washing our hands a gazillion times a day (and then moisturizing them all night long), but when it comes to washing our face, there’s still a lot of mystery involved. On the one hand, you want to clear off all the gunk that accumulates on your cheeks, chin, and forehead during the day, but you also don’t want to over-wash your face, which can lead to the same kind of raw skin we’re seeing on our super-scrubbed hands.

In an ideal world, you should wash your face twice a day.

    Experts agree that two is the magic number: wash once in the morning, and once at night. “Bacteria builds up on your skin when you sleep at night, so you need to wash it off in the morning,” says Debra Jaliman, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    Mona Gohara, MD, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, agrees that the morning wash is important, not only to give you a bracing wake-up, but to prime your face for your morning skin-care routine.

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