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Help: Optimal number of times to wash face? [OILY SKIN]

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Hey guys,

Some background:
I have a really oily (and acne-prone) skin that's been bugging me for years. The only time my skin doesn't give me problem is when I am on Accutane. I've been on it for THREE courses, and have not seen any improvement in my skin post treatment.

I stay in a warm tropical country, Singapore, with a very high humidity level of about on average 70% - which I believe strongly contributes to the oiliness of my skin.

Some people have warned that over-washing the face may cause irritation which in turns cause more acne. As such I've always tried to wash my face only twice: Once in the afternoon and once at night. However, on some days where I have morning lessons, I have to wash my face as early as 6AM, and by early afternoon, my face would already be glistening - extremely uncomfortable and unsightly. I'm seriously concerned that this may cause my pores to be clogged.

So is it alright if I actually wash my face thrice a day - Once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once at night?

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I wash twice a day but my face is oily as well so I use oil absorbing packs so it helps so much, I wouldn't recommend 3 times it could possibly make you brake out. Google "oil absorbing sheets" and get yourself some at a local CVS Walgreens ect.
 

Edited by Draron

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