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Is Overwashing A Myth?

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I keep seeing people say that you should only wash your face 2 times a day, and that washing more is too irritating or drying. However, the clearest I've ever been was during times when I washed and medicated my skin 3 times a day. I'd still have a few small pimples, but that's because I touch my face a lot.

How many times a day do you all wash your faces? What seems to be a good balance for everyone?

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I think your mileage may vary. I've never washed my face more than twice a day for as long as I can remember. When I'm wearing makeup I *always* wash it off at night without fail, but if I'm not wearing makeup that day and am too tired to bother, it never really caused any new breakouts.

For me, my sebum balance keeps my acne moderately at bay... not clear, but not exacerbated. Everyone is different, though.


Finished my 1st round of Accutane course on 3/29/2015
40mg/day every month for 6 months

Began 2nd round of Accutane on 10/13/2015
My acne came back very mildly & nowhere near as bad as it used to be, I refused any topicals or antibiotics since I've already been through the "last resort" treatment without any problems.

Dosage & length of time is the same as the 1st round.

Update: 10/1/2016
Skin is still completely clear! I'll get an occasional random pimple every few months, and I'm perfectly okay with that.


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Well, I've recommended that ppl wash twice a day IF it seems like they are irritating their skin by washing thrice (love saying that) per day. Washing is just one of the many variables that goes into skin irritation. I don't think there's anything that says *you specifically* should *only* wash twice a day... it depends on the person.

Personally I'll wet my face 2-3 times a day and actually use cleanser on it 1 or 2 times per day. Depends if I go to the gym or not. But, I think you can definitely over-do it when it comes to washing


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