Face Wash Basics: Are You Washing Your Face Too Often?

A beautiful woman washes her face in front of the mirror.

Do you know your biological age?

The age on your birth certificate and your biological age can vary. Many people live in bodies that are older than they are.

Different factors can cause accelerated aging, and air pollution is one of them. By thoroughly cleansing your skin from any built-up chemicals and debris, you can help maintain a youthful appearance. However, you’ll have to find the right products and create a skincare routine that matches your skin type.

What type of face wash should you use, and how often? Read on to find out.

Always Wash Twice a Day

How often should you wash your face? It’s best to wash your face in the morning and at night.

If you’re planning on working out or getting sweaty, you might need a third wash. If your schedule is extra busy and you can only wash once daily, do so before bed.

All-day long, your skin collects grime and oil. A nightly wash is the best way to remove everything from your skin that doesn’t belong. A nighttime wash is essential if you’re wearing makeup.

Creating a Face Wash Routine

What type of skin care products should you use when you wash your face? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to run out and buy 10 or 15 products to build a skincare routine. Instead, you only need a few products to get back to basics.

Before making any purchases, you’ll want to determine your skin care type. From there, you can decide whether you need sensitive, oily, dry, or combination skin products. You might also have normal skin, which is neither oily nor dry.

Determine Your Skin Type

If you have oily skin, your face will probably have a shiny appearance. Oily skin is usually greasy to the touch. A lot of the oils will collect throughout your T-zone.

The T-Zone is the area between the forehead, nose, and chin. Often, individuals with oily skin will have enlarged pores. The large pores can make you more prone to acne breakouts.

If you have flaky or rough skin, it’s probably dry. Dry skin usually feels tight and rigid. Dry skin is more likely to show visible lines, and it might also be itchy.

Normal skin isn’t flaky, greasy, or tight. The pores are usually tiny, and the texture is smooth. Normal skin might be prone to sensitivity or blemishes.

Combination skin will usually have an oily area in the t-zone. However, the cheeks will be either normal or dry.

Finally, sensitive skin can occur with any of the skin types. Someone with oily skin can have sensitive skin, and so can someone with dry skin. No matter your skin, sensitivity can show up as an itchy, burning, or dry sensation.

Sensitive skin is usually more vulnerable to harsh chemicals and cleaning products. By determining what triggers your skin sensitivity, you’ll be able to avoid products that contain those ingredients. You might also have to change your environment to reduce exposure to triggering skin agents.

Face Washing Tips for Sensitive or Dry Skin

Let’s say that you have sensitive or dry skin. How often should you wash your face?

Keeping up with the 2-day wash might irritate your sensitive skin. It could cause blemishes to appear or excessive drying to occur. That’s why we suggest finding a gentle cleansing formula you can use at night.

Instead of using the formula in the morning, stick with warm water. At night time, you can use a gentle hydrating cleanser.

A hydrating cleanser usually doesn’t lather, which is excellent for moisturizing your skin. One of the best face wash for dry skin is oil-based cleansers.

Face Washing Tips for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you might be tempted to overwash it. However, just because your skin’s oily doesn’t mean you should be exceeding the twice-a-day wash limit. Washing 3 or more times a day could dry your skin.

If you dry out your skin, you could kick the oil production into overdrive. Your body notices when the skin starts to get dry. To help out, your body begins producing extra sebum.

Sebum is an oily substance that helps protect skin from the outside world. However, too much sebum can cause excess oil and make you more prone to acne breakouts.

What’s the solution to cleansing your face if it’s still oily after 2 washes? You’ll need to switch up your products. Choose a face wash for oily skin that has suitable hydroxy acids.

Face Washing Tips for Combination Skin

If you have combination skin, almost any cleanser will work. You’ll want to stick to washing your face twice daily and use high-quality products. You’ll have to pay a little more for high-quality products, but it’s worth the investment.

High-quality face washing products can remove impurities, deep clean pores, and leave your skin feeling great. If, after washing your face, your skin feels hydrated, cleansed, and rejuvenated, you’ll know you have a great product.

You should also pay attention to foaming cleansers. Foaming cleansers are a great way to remove excess oil and gently dry skin patches.

Dangers of Under and Over Overwashing

Now you know that twice a day is usually the perfect amount for washing your face. However, you might be wondering what would happen if you were to over or under-wash. If you under wash, it’ll be difficult for your skin to get the care it needs.

For instance, if you’re putting moisturizer on during the day, it might not be reaching the deeper layers of your skin. Dirt and grime can block skin products from being effective.

Alternatively, if you overwash, you might cause your skin to become tight or dry. As mentioned earlier, the excess dryness can result in extra oil, which can cause acne breakouts. Furthermore, excess washing can lead to a disbalance to the “healthy bacteria ” on your skin’s surface opening it up to harmful bacteria and serious skin issues.

We suggest buying high-quality skin care products and following a twice-a-day cleaning schedule. If you need a little bit more TLC, reach out to a dermatologist for advice. Everybody’s skin is different, and you might have unique needs.

Embrace Naturally Glowing Skin

Learning about skincare doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Getting down to the basics is all about keeping your skin clean, moisturized, and healthy. The best way to do that is using science-backed skincare products.

Anbiome skincare carefully selects all of our skincare ingredients from nature. Our products provide top-notch results using thermal mineral water as a base, organic acids, peptides, and enzymes.

Improved elasticity and superior hydration are just a few benefits you’ll enjoy. To learn more about our clinically proven healthcare products, shop around.

About author

Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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