How Often Should I Wash My Face?

At Zeus we believe that you deserve the complete package when it comes to grooming. Yes, it’s important to keep your facial hair looking fresh, but grooming extends past that. Let’s talk about why it’s important to keep your skin healthy and clear by committing to a daily skin care routine!

Washing your face is one of the most underrated, yet basic parts of grooming. Although not all of us struggle with maintaining clear skin, it’s good to be aware that we all are subject to environmental irritants like allergens, pollutants and bacteria that thrive on dirt and sweat. So even if you’re not actively breaking out, your face is still subject to nasties.

Want to protect yourself from this grossness? Here’s how often you should wash your face to maintain healthy skin.

How Often Should I Wash My Face?

We recommend that you wash your face twice per day: once in the morning and once at night. Washing your face when you first wake up cleanses your skin of all the impurities that build up while you sleep and washing your face at night removes any dirt and debris that contaminates your face throughout the day. That’s pretty easy to remember, right? Keep in mind that if you hit the gym, you should be washing your face afterward as sweat is a breeding ground for acne causing bacteria.

Why Is It Important to Wash My Face Twice a Day?

Washing your face twice a day is often enough to detoxify it, but not too often that you degrade your skins natural moisture balance. Washing your skin more than twice day may cause dryness and lead to irritation and inflammation. Your skin may also start overcompensating for the dryness, producing more oil and causing a cycle of breakouts.

Hot Water or Cold Water?

It may seem like nit-picking, but temperature makes a difference in skin health. Washing your face with warm water opens your pores and allows for a deeper cleanse. Cold water shrinks your pores, protecting your skin and minimizing its appearance. You should be washing your face with warm water and then rinsing it with cold water.

What is The Best Face Wash for Men?

A face wash that is made with natural ingredients is our recommendation. It’s usually suitable to most skin types from dry to oily and has anti-bacterial properties that make it ideal for sensitive skin types. Holistic ingredients such as charcoal, caffeine and vanilla all serve to draw our skin irritating elements like dirt and oil while smoothing and brightening the skin. Look for skincare that incorporates these elements to protect your skin from the environment instead of generic drugstore skincare that’s packed with harsh chemicals and additives that may make your skin worse. Zeus Daily Charcoal Face Wash is a great option, removing deep contaminates to leave a refreshed and clear complexion.

With these tips in hand, you have all you need to keep your skin feeling fresh. Stay groomed and godly!