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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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