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    How often should I cleanse my face each day?

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    I have heard that washing skin too many times a day can cause dryness and irritation. However, my face tends to get quite oily after a few hours so I feel the need to keep washing it in order to prevent my acne from worsening. What are the ideal times of the day I should wash my face?
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    Prof. Samuel Zagarella

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    A/Professor Samuel Zagarella graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He obtained his specialist Dermatologist qualification and became Fellow … View Profile

    Overwashing the face is not recommended as it dries the skin . Also acne products will make the skin sensitive so it is best to gently wash once or twice daily with a gentle cleanser.
    Some examples incluce Cetaphil wash, and Neutrogena extra gentle cleaser.

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