When Over Washing Your Face Can Be a Bad Thing
Over Washing Your Face Can Lead to Worse Skin
Yes, there is such a thing as washing your face too much. In skincare, there are a few best practices to follow for the best results (that you’ll skin will thank you for later). Over washing your face is a common mistake to make that can easily be avoided by educating yourself and adjusting your routine.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about facial washing.
How Can I Tell If I’m Over Washing My Face?
While washing your face is typically an excellent habit to have, it can have the opposite effect. Here are a few signs to look out for if you suspect you’re over washing your face:
- A tight and dry feeling
- Sensitive skin
- Reddish, dry patches
Can I Alleviate Over Washing?
The best thing to do is to give your skin time to repair itself. Usually, a few days product-free will do the trick. Often, a harsh cleanser can make over washing symptoms worse. Try switching to a gentle cleanser for two to three weeks.
How Often Should I Wash My Face?
Here comes the truth: you should wash your face at least once a day in the evening. We know, this may come as a shock. But the best time to wash your face is at night, to rid your pores of dirt and oil build-up from the day. If you tend to wake up with oily skin, a quick rinse in the morning can help without over-doing it.
What is a Good Facial Cleanser for My Skin?
While everyone’s skin is unique and requires a different formula, we recommend trying our beloved Luna’s Favorite Facial Cleanser. It’s gentle, sulfate-free, and safe enough for everyday use. To apply, squeeze into your palms and gently massage over your face using warm or cool water. Then, rinse well and lightly pat dry. Using a soft towel and patting instead of rubbing will help avoid irritating your lovely complexion.
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