Do you really need to wash your face twice a day?

Do you really need to wash your face twice a day?

Cleansing the skin is a crucial step in skincare. The most important cleanse of the day is before bed. It removes impurities such as sebum, sweat, dead skin cells, pollutants, and makeup residues, preventing clogged pores and acne. Proper cleansing supports the skin barrier, and maintains optimal skin pH. Cleansing also reduces oxidative stress from environmental pollutants and helps regulate the skin's microbial flora. Using gentle cleansers ensures these benefits are achieved without stripping the skin of essential moisture and lipids.

So now that we have sorted the importance of nighttime cleansing, what about the need for a morning cleanse? Cleansing in the morning can be done with water or your cleanser again. This helps prepare the skin for the day and washes away nighttime actives. The morning cleanse removes nighttime active ingredients, like retinoids, and their residues. 

For some people, especially those with very dry or sensitive skin, washing once a day—at night—can be sufficient. This can help avoid over-drying the skin and maintain its natural moisture balance. In the morning, rinsing with water helps prepare the skin for the day. Vetted Dermlab's C Cleanser is formulated to be gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, gentle enough for both morning and nighttime cleansing!