Things nobody ever told you about washing your face
1. The temperature of the water used to wash your face matters—a lot. It goes without saying that scolding hot water splashed on your face isn’t a good idea, as a temp too high could cause uncomfortable burns on your face. Similarly, water that’s too cold could cause irritation to your skin or even lead to broken capillaries. Stick to lukewarm temperature to be safe!
2. Don’t use a bar soap! This is where the whole “wash your face with soap and water” thing leads people astray. That bar soap might be OK for the rest of your body, but this type of cleanser is generally too harsh and dehydrating for the sensitive skin on your face. Stick to a cleanser that’s made specifically with your face in mind.
3. There isn’t a tried and true rule for how many times a day you should wash your face. If you have skin that’s extremely oily, maybe washing your face morning and night is a good idea. If your skin is already on the dry side, you should consult a dermatologist before you jump on the twice-a-day bandwagon. However, you should practice washing your face after workouts and always take off your makeup before heading to bed.