How many times a day should we really be washing our face? Twice a day as per what is says on the back of most facial cleansers? Or would one cleanse a day suffice?
It’s an age old beauty question that, up to this day, is still up for debate. In this post, we clear things up. Well… almost. You see, as it is with skincare, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. What works for Customer A might not necessarily work for Customer B, so we’ve done all the research to help you find which cleansing method is best for you.
Cleanse once a day if you…
If you have sensitive skin that is dry and prone to irritation, cleansing once a day might just be the ticket for you. This is because over-washing might do more harm than good for your skin by stripping away your skin’s natural oils. There are two important factors for you to note: the type of cleanser you use and when you actually do it. Typically, it is best to cleanse at night to remove the impurities of the day and to cleanse with a gentle yet potent cleanser like our Sensitive Skin Foaming Cleanser ($15).
Cleanse twice a day if you…
If you have combination and oily skin that is prone to acne and clogged pores, stick to the perennial favourite of cleansing twice a day. The oils build-up overnight necessitates a quick morning cleanse. This gives your skin a clean slate and prevents overly oily skin so makeup sits comfortably during the day. At the end of the day, a night cleanse with the Hydra Cleanser ($15) clears the impurities and oils from the day allowing your skin to truly absorb the goodness of your night treatment creams.
Identify the cleansing method that works best for your skin type. As it turns out, washing less can actually be better for your skin than the typical twice-a-day most people gravitate towards. Are you a once-a-day or twice-a-day type of gal?