There are differing opinions on how many times we should wash our faces – whether you wash it once, twice or not at all – you’ll find at least one ‘expert’ who agrees with you!
Our advice – do what works for you. But according to Clark.com, Gervaise Gerstner, a Manhattan dermatologist says once a day is fine as long as you do it at night to remove that day’s worth of exposure to the elements.
‘Your skin has just slept on a pillow, it is clean, it doesn’t necessarily need to be washed,’ Gerstner says.
Others say two times a day is the optimal washing schedule — once in the morning and once in the evening.
‘I’m always cautious and try to prevent people from over-cleansing and creating dryness and irritation,’ says Dr. Terrence Keaney, a dermatologist.
There is, however, one caveat to the Noah’s Ark rule of two washes a day. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says it’s acceptable to squeeze in a third wash if you sweat heavily after physical activity.
Perspiration can cause irritation, and wearing a hat or helmet can exacerbate the perspiration problem. So the AAD recommends washing as soon as possible after heavily sweating.
To make sure that when you clean, you do it well, we recommend using La Biosthetique Clair de Teint Purifiant — Deep Cleansing Gel, which is a refreshing cleansing gel removes dirt particles, make up and surplus secretions of sebaceous. This gel is ideal for problematic skins with impurities or all skin types that prefer a gel consistency.
Apply every morning and evening on your face and neck. Foam up the cleansing gel in the palms of your hands with a little bit of water.
Vegetable surfactants act as a natural cleanser.
Lactid acid improves skin texture.
Guar is a natural thickener and emulsifier.