You may be surprised by this skin-care tip, but cutting down on cleansing could save your skin. In “How to Wash Your Face,” Barney Kenet, M.D.,
stresses the threat of overwashing. The skin’s natural oils protect skin and keep it moist. Washing your face too often strips the skin of these vital oils and can cause dryness and irritation. This may cause your skin to look dull and aged. Staying clean is important, but so is being gentle to your skin.