Washing your face at regular intervals is good to get rid of dirt and excess oiliness, but doing it too often can also affect your skin negatively. Twice a day, morning and night is a favourable number. Washing your face in the morning helps remove dead skin cells and gives you a fresh look, while in the evening it rids the skin of accumulated impurities.

However, if you do it too often it can have adverse effects on your skin. Here is everything you need to know about washing your face...
 
 

Why you shouldn’t over wash your face

Why you shouldn’t over wash your face

By cleansing your face too much, you’re harming the skin barrier that can make the skin more prone to rashes and other skin problems. Dryness is another major concern that arises due to excessive washing as you strip your face off its natural oils. Apart from dry and lifeless skin, it can also cause acne and pimples.

 

Tips to keep in mind

Tips to keep in mind

- If you have sensitive skin, use a face wash that is free of oils, fragrances and alcohol

- Opt for a light moisturiser with SPF to keep your skin protected through the day

- Keep blotting papers handy to keep any oil and shine at bay

- If you use a foundation, pick an oil free formula to keep the shine miminal