It would seem like one of the most simple, straightforward routines in the book. But washing your face takes time and attention — and doing it the right way could make the difference between beaming skin and an acne breakout. Many believe that you need to only wash your face to remove makeup or when it looks dirty. In actuality, it’s recommended you wash your face twice daily. However, the amount of times you wash your face may be less important than how the job is done. No matter your skin type, texture, or current condition, a nighttime cleansing routine is especially important. Removing makeup, dirt, and grime from the day will help prepare the skin for your skincare regimen, as well as support the skin in its overnight regeneration and renewal process. Ready for a clean start? Follow these do’s and don’ts from dermatologists.
Do: Properly remove all your makeup first Use a gentle makeup remover to get the job done before you start actually cleansing especially before bed. Pores are used to purge out toxins overnight and if they’re clogged, everything will be backed up and look congested. FYI this applies to all skin types, even if you’ve got quite the resilient outer layer.