Is there a right way and a wrong way to wash my face?
Brunilda Nazario, MD
Endocrinologist, WebMD Medical Expert
Medical Editor, WebMD
Believe it or not, there is a trick to skillful face washing. To start, try to keep your face clean during the day. Then wash your face twice daily with the cleanser (if your skin is dry, try using water the second time). Use only warm water (hot water is drying). Wash for just 1-2 minutes (more can irritate your skin). And use your hands instead of a rough washcloth. (If you must wash with a cloth, choose one made for babies, so it’s as soft as possible.)