Your skincare routine largely depends on how you spend most of your days. For example, if your days are spent shuffling from one spot to the other, you need a dynamic skincare routine that focuses on getting rid of all the pollutants you come in contact with while out and about. That changes if you have a desk job — your skincare routine should focus on replenishing moisture that is lost while constantly being in air-conditioned rooms.
But, what about when you’re stuck at home while social distancing during the pandemic? Well, that calls for changes in your skincare routine too; except for one aspect — the face washing regimen. We recommend washing your face twice daily even when you’re at home. Why? Read on to find out…
How does washing your face twice a day help your skin
First things first, when we talk about washing your face, we mean slathering a cleanser all over your face to get rid of all the dirt and oil buildup that accumulates on it throughout the day. Cleansing your face twice daily is the rule of thumb to maintain clear skin. While your skin is able to turn itself over every 21 days on its own, the daily upkeep of getting rid of dead skin cells, greasiness or grime depends on you.
Here’s why you need to wash your face twice a day even when stuck indoors:
- Stress levels are considerably high during the lockdown and the significant lack of sun exposure can lead to excessive oil production, stress-induced breakouts and a dull complexion. This also leads to the skin becoming excessively greasy, which is why you need to wash your face to keep these skin woes at bay.
- Doing your own household chores can leave you sweating through and through. Sweat can cause issues like itching and irritation, thus it’s necessary to wash your face using a face wash to keep your face squeaky clean.
- Your skin may still come in contact with pollutants in the air while at home, especially if you live in the middle of a city or have big windows. And given that we are also in the midst of monsoon, washing your face twice a day becomes necessary to deal with the skin woes that increased levels of humidity bring with it.
The bottom line is, the twice-a-day face washing rule has its merits granted that you follow it up with a moisturiser. If you have dry skin, use a gentle cleanser like the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash. It thoroughly cleanses your face without stripping it off its natural oils and moisture.