How many times a day should you wash your face?

Written by Sanya HamdaniMay 28, 2021

Washing your hands several times a day is important to keep germs and bacteria away. But when it comes to washing your face, the frequency is still a mystery. You want to get rid of oil, dirt and other impurities sitting on the face, but you also don’t want to over wash it and leave the skin feeling dry and stretchy.

So, how do you strike the perfect balance? We’ve got the answers. In this article, we will take you through the exact number of times you should be washing your face in order to keep your skin clean and healthy.

How often should you wash your face?

Ask any skincare expert or beauty enthusiast, and they will tell you that two is the magic number when it comes to washing your face. Ideally, you should cleanse your face once in the morning to get rid of bacteria, oils and other impurities that may have accumulated on your face overnight. And once at night, to get rid of pollution, environmental toxins, product residue and oil build-up. Having said that, while washing your face regularly is important, it’s also equally important to pick a gentle formula that will clean the face thoroughly without stripping it off its essential moisture. Our go-to face wash is the Pears Ultra Mild Facewash - Pure & Gentle. It is enriched with 98% pure glycerine that gently moisturises skin and maintains its natural pH level. The face wash is suitable for frequent use as it has a soap-free formulation.

Take your skin type into consideration

Washing the face twice a day may not work for all skin types. That’s why you need to tailor your routine depending on the needs of your skin. In a country like India where summer and monsoon means a spike in humidity levels, those with oily and combination skin type will have to wash their face more than twice a day to get rid of sweat and oil.

If you have dry or sensitive skin, washing your face twice a day can irritate the skin. So stick to washing your face once a day, in the night, before going to bed. Those who lead an active lifestyle or work out regularly tend to sweat more often and should wash their face as and when needed.