Good Housekeeping – Dr. Joshua Zeichner: "Seven Surprising Ways You're Aging Your Skin"
Washing your face too much can be harmful and cause premature aging of the skin.
"Of course, it's important to keep your skin clean, but don't overdo it," said Joshua Zeichner, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research (Dermatology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "Wash no more than twice daily (an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay), and keep in mind that not all cleansers are created equal. Alkaline bar soaps strip your skin of its natural oils and can cause irritation; a non-soap cleanser is a much gentler option." Learn more