I generally wash it twice a day - morning and night.
But sometimes I work out in the afternoon (no one is home, less distraction). Because my face is all gross and sweaty, should I wash my face for the third time?
And sometimes if I don't work out, I'll go out. I'm on accutane, and yes I do avoid the sun but at the same time it's SUPER humid here! Sometimes there will be no sun out, but the humidity is just crazy. So when I get home, my face is all sticky.
I also heard working out is great for your skin (sweating out the crap), so that's why I'm curious. But if you're "sweating all the bad stuff", isn't it the same if you go outside and it's blazing sunny? You're still "sweating the bad stuff".
- If I go out/workout in the afternoon (one of the two), should I still wash my face?
And question to post workout/summer day sweaty skin:
After coming home, should you wash your face right away?
Sometimes I don't, and the sweat is all dried up. Is that bad? Are my pores now "clogged"?
From what I understand, sweat does not necesarilly clog pores, but I letting sweat sit on your face can aggravate your skin and acne, and is generally advised against. The best thig you can do is plan your facewashing/showering around your workout if it's possible. If this is not possible, which it isn't for many people, I advise splashing water on your face and gently drying after getting all sweaty. I would not advise washing with facewash more than 2x a day, The water should remove sweat without stripping your face dry. Many times I wash my face in the morning, workout in the late afternoon after classes/work after which I shower but just let water run on my face, and then wash my face before bed. I found this a little drying in winter, so I was sure to moisturize well.
Keep in mind that any unecessary irritation should be avoided when it comes to treating acne prone skin so be gentle as possible if you have to wash 3 times in a day. This is a good rule of tumb that Dan Kern strongly stands by, and I couldnt agree more!
Hope this helps. I'm sure many people have different opinions on this, but this is what worked for me