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How often should I wash my washcloth?

Using a small towel to scrub your face might seem like a harmless practice, but you could be introducing bacteria onto your skin. Find out how to tell if your washcloth is unsafe.


Quick Tips: Is It Normal for Your Face to Turn Red After Washing?

Quick Tips: Is It Normal for Your Face to Turn Red After Washing?

Redness on the face is a common problem, but it shouldn't happen every time you wash your face. Find out what causes your face to turn red after washing. See more »

How to Wash Your Face with Olive Oil

How to Wash Your Face with Olive Oil

Washing your face with olive oil is becoming a new trend. We explain why olive oil and an oil-cleansing method may be the best way to wash your face. See more »

Quick Tips: Should you wash your face with warm or cold water?

Quick Tips: Should you wash your face with warm or cold water?

The temperature you wash your face with can hurt or harm your skin. See if cold or warm water is the way to go when it comes to washing your face. See more »

Quick Tips: Should I not wash my face if it's dry?

Quick Tips: Should I not wash my face if it's dry?

Dry skin can be tricky to wash. There are face washes for dry skin, but do they really work? We'll help you perfect your dry skin care routine. See more »

Quick Tips: Exfoliating Your Face

Quick Tips: Exfoliating Your Face

Ever wondered how to exfoliate your face and how often you should do it? Read on for tips for exfoliating your face. See more »

Quick Tips: Washing Your Face

Quick Tips: Washing Your Face

You might think face washing is a no-brainer; but if you want skin that's clear and youthful, as well as clean, you might want to put a little thought into your daily cleansing routine. Gentle, thorough washing can make the difference between a fresh ... See more »

Skin Cleansers: Fast Facts

Skin Cleansers: Fast Facts

Get fast facts on skin cleansers, and learn about the different varieties available so you can choose the best option for your skin. See more »

What would happen if you never washed your face?

What would happen if you never washed your face?

What would happen if you never washed your face? Find out what would happen if you never washed your face at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What's the best way to clean yourself?

What's the best way to clean yourself?

What's the best way to clean yourself? Find out the best way to clean yourself at HowStuffWorks. See more »

If you have oily skin, can you still use an oil-based cleanser?

If you have oily skin, can you still use an oil-based cleanser?

If you have oily skin, can you still use an oil-based cleanser? Find out whether you should use an oil-based cleanser on oily skin at HowStuffWorks. See more »