How often should you wash your face in a day!

Nowadays, skincare seems a lazy thing to do. It may be because of a busy schedule or maybe people don’t have enough knowledge on how to take care of their skin.

Maintaining a work schedule with personal care is one thing but getting the right knowledge is an important thing. So try to dig out here and make yourself available for a few minutes. 

So the question is, “how many times should you wash your face in a day?” 

Well, the answer is on its way but also you need to understand why you should wash your face? 

Generally, the practice says that wash your face both after the bed and before the bed. There are other situations like sweating and removing makeup, for that you need to wash your face during the daytime. This helps to remove oil and dust.


In this article, I am going to tell you what’s important for washing your face:


Types of skin and how often should you wash with that skin type


A routine that you follows 


Time for you to wash your face


What are the consequences if you overwash your face?

When it comes to maintaining healthy and radiant skin, you always need to prefer an expert. Experts suggest you based on your skin type. They just find a cause and quickly cure that reason. The same thing you can also do without any expert. So the first thing you need to know is what is your skin type? Knowing your skin type leads you to the decision. 

There are three types of skin:

  1. Dry or sensitive skin
  2. Oily or acne-prone skin
  3. Combination skin 


Dry or sensitive skin: 

If you have dry or sensitive skin, you feel tight throughout the day and may experience noticeable flaking. 

Wash your face once a day is better for you because washing your face twice or more a day may lead to irritating for dry and sensitive skin types. Cleanse your face at night gently and rinse with warm water in the morning. 

If you are in this category, you need to use hydrating cleansers or oil-based cleansers. These products help moisturize while they cleanse the skin.

Oily or acne-prone skin:

If you notice that your face is shiny and appears greasy, you might have oily or acne-prone skin. In the case of oily skin type, pores are visibly enlarged, especially on nose, chin, and forehead.

To intend to over-cleanse is quite common with oily or acne-prone skin. But there’s no need to wash your face more than twice a day. Because doing so may lead to drying out your skin.

If you are the one having oily skin, I recommend you to choose cleansers containing hydroxy acids or medicated cleansers to remove excess oil.

Combination skin:

You may feel oily in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but dry everywhere else if you have a combination skin type. 

You are the lucky one if you have combo skin types because people having combo skin can use any cleanser. But still, you are advised to wash your face gently twice a day. 

  1. A routine that you follows:

Your work schedule matters when you are concerned about your skin. If you often travel or you exercise frequently or you are spending more time in the sunlight, you need an extra wash. Because any activity that involves sweating requires an extra wash to remove that sweat and dirt. 

It is great enough to cleanse your face with oil-free wipes for removing dirt and sweat until you can shower and wash again. The products you choose to use are very crucial. So pick one that suits you.

  1. Time for you to wash your face:

At the end do things that are suitable for you. If you have oily skin, you should wash your face once in the morning and once at night. However, if you have dry or sensitive skin, you should wash your face only at night.

But if you are one of them who has a busy lifestyle and don’t have time for washing your face both morning and night? You can choose whatever time is best suitable for you, there is no rule for that. However, it’s more important to wash your face at night to remove all the build-up that has accumulated throughout the day.

  1. What are the consequences if you overwash your face?

Yes, it is a truth that if you wash your face too frequently, it can be harmful. It may lead to drying out your skin and irritation to acne flare-ups. 

You need to identify your skin type and use that as a guideline for face-washing frequency. You need to pay close attention to what you are feeling with excessive washing. Over-washing may lead to the following: redness or irritation, itching, peeling or flaking, cracking skin, and heightened levels of oil production.


Follow the washing routine according to your skin type. Make a habit of taking care of your skin regardless of your busy work schedule, which will help you to have a healthy skin. Ultimately you are the only responsible person who has to be aware of yourself and need to take care of yourself. Choose the right time for washing your face daily.