Men's Life Today
The Deal on Daily Face Washing
By Dr. Josh Zeichner
Washing your face every day is more important than you think. A variety of factors can lead to clogged pores and pimples, such as:
- Sweat. Our faces sweat throughout the day, depositing salt and organic compounds (found in sweat) on your skin.
- Natural oils. Known as sebum, natural oils are also made by the body’s skin glands and collect on the surface of your skin.
- Dirt. Being exposed to the air and touching your face can cause dirt to be trapped on the skin.
Also, a dirty face may contain germs that can get into the skin through nicks from shaving. For all these reasons, it is important to wash your face every day and make sure you shave a clean face!