Is over washing your face bad for your skin?

The general recommendation is to wash twice a day, in the morning and again at night, but this varies from person to person. Washing your face in the evening is particularly important as it removes all the days grime and dirt. Bacteria left on the skin can clog the pores and then cause outbreaks. Washing in the evening is also hugely beneficial for your skin as the face oils and moisturisers you apply before going to bed can work their magic as your skin restores itself while you sleep. 

There may be some days when you wash your face more than twice a day, such as after exercising or sweating. Use a gentle cleanser that will clean your skin, without stripping it too much. 

Choose your cleanser 

Choosing the right cleanser type for you, depending on your skin type, is the key to a healthy complexion. To maintain skin health, use a gentle cleanser on your skin. Using products with harsh chemicals while over-washing your skin will strip the skin barrier even further. 

Our Active Cleansing Lotion is a water-based cleanser that will gently remove dirt and bacteria and is great for all skin types. If you opt for a double cleanse, you can follow this up with our Marine Cleansing Balm. This natural cleanser melts away make up, stress and pollution, leaving mind and body soothed, and skin refreshed. Both work great individually and when combined, and our Marine Cleansing Balm is especially good for those with dry skin as it offers extra nourishment with shea butter and almond oil. 
Our Exfoliating Face Wash also offers a gentle way to exfoliate daily as it contains fine Hebridean seaweed grains which those with oily and combination skin may find helps to keep skin balanced.