7 Skin Care "Rules" You Need to Break
Think your routine is working for you? Wait until you see these sneaky ways your skin care habits are causing wrinkles, zits, and more
Rule No. 1: You should wash your face twice a dayWhile we're not saying you should abandon hygiene all together, Spunt and O'Connor say that you don't always need to wash twice a day. If you skipped wearing makeup and don't live in a polluted city, you can likely get away with sudsing up once a day or even every other day.
In fact, washing less can even be better for you. O'Connor says that cleansing (especially with a harsh product) strips your face of its natural, hydrating oils, drying skin out and also leaving it vulnerable to bacteria. Do that too often, and you could be looking at zit-causing bacteria making its way into your pores.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Rule No. 2: Exfoliating often is crucial