Myth No. 1: Wash Your Face Twice A Day
According to Alexandra Spunt and Siobhan O’Connor, authors of “No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products,” washing your face too often (and/or with a harsh cleanser) can strip your skin of its natural, hydrating oils. That means your skin dries out and it’s more open to bacteria and other harmful gunk.
So how often should you wash your face? If you skip the makeup and aren’t around a ton of pollution, you can get away with washing your face once a day, or even every other day. Just don’t give up on hygiene all together. No one likes the smelly kid.