Post # 1
I think know I was my face too often, usually 3-4 times a day – once in the morning, once before working out to remove makeup, once right after working out to take off sweat/dirt and possibly one more time before bed. That’s two more washes than recommended, but I know it’s bad to workout with makeup on, and I know I break out on my forehead where my running cap sits if I don’t wash right after. I’ve tried washing my cap, switching caps, sanitizing the sweat band, but nothing seems to help the foreehad breakout issue except for working out indoors without a cap or thoroughly washing after running. I prefer to run outside on dirt trails, but my face doesn’t seem to agree with me…
Post # 3
i wash at night before bed and if i work out right after that… so 1-2 times a day… that being said my face is pretty dry to i try not to… and i always put lotion on my face (st ives) after i shower and wash it 🙂 i think my skin looks great and it feels good so id say i wash my face just about the right amount of times for me. but everyone is different.
Post # 4
I only wash my face once a day, in the evening. I always work out at night, too, so that helps. But, I do a toner in the morning to shrink my pores.
Post # 5
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If I work out in the morning, I wash my face after that for the first time that day. If I work out at night, I either work out with make-up on, or I use a make-up removing wipe and then wash my face after the workout (which is when I shower, and I don’t do it again that night. So twice a day, 3x if for some reason I go out again *after* working out and need to reapply makeup. (I only really workout in the evenings on weekdays, and I don’t really go out afterwards except for rare occassions because by then it’s practically my bedtime!).
Post # 6
@yaneres: Hum. Honestly, I think all skin is different. What works for me, wont work for you, which is wash when I get up, got to gym, wash my face again. Sometimes I wash my face at night, but….. I’ll be honest, its a toss up. I do though, use really nice products on my skin, though, again being honest, I used regular bar soap for the longest time, and kept getting yelled at by my friends, haha. Do you need to wear a cap or sweat band? I can see how that is causing your skin to clog. Also, I always keep a bottle of Proactiv on hand, so if I even remotely break out, I’ll just wash with it a time or 2 and it seems to keep it in check….
Post # 7
Can you use barrettes or bobby pins instead of a hat or sweatband for your hair? I would get breakouts too if I wore a hat or sweatband.
I also try to stay away from keeping all over makeup on my face all day so I can just wash off mascara at night if I’ve already washed my face after a run.
Honestly in the winter I don’t even always wash my face, at first it seemed gross but I stopped breaking out as much, especially with dry winter skin so it’s what seems to work for my skin. But I also don’t sweat a ton, even after a really intense cardio workout.
Also a lot of face wash makes my skin break out – anything that has benzoyl peroxide or salycic acid is a no go for me. Noxema and some face lotion is what works best for my skin.
Post # 8
This may sounds weird but I rarely wash my face. I never break out and never have. I use those wipes to get makeup off at night, does that count as washing? I usually work out first thing in the morning and then take a shower immediately after. That’s the most washing I do!
Post # 9
I really only wash my face when I’m in the shower. It’s usually after the gym, but if I don’t go to the gym for some reason, I’ll wash it to get the makeup off at night in the shower. In the morning all I do is splash some cold water on my face to wake me up. I’m like the walking-dead in the morning so I do as little as possible. lol
ETA: Oh yeah, they have elastic headband things that are like giant hair ties. I used to wear a hat when working out and would get the lovely breakout along that line, but now I use the haeadband things and it keeps the hair out of my face but doesn’t collect the sweat and grime on my forehead.
Post # 10
I wash my face in the morning, work out in the late afternoon and take a shower and wash my face again.
Unless I put makeup on to go out that night I will only wash my face twice a day, if I do go out I will wash the makeup off.
Post # 11
Twice a day. Once first thing in the morning and then before bed. Cleanser, toner and cream. I use a 3 in 1 face wipe after working out, it gets the sweat off but is gentle enough that it doesn’t irritate my face.
ETA: I agree with the PP who said that wearing the hat might not be the best idea. Even if the hat is clean you are accumulating dirt, sweat and makeup in one hot constricted spot. That would probably make anyone break out.
Post # 12
How about not putting makeup on in the morning? Then you would not need to wash your face before working out.
Post # 13
@yaneres: Id your face breaking out right now? If not, people are different and washing your face 3-4 times a day may be ok for you. If not, maybe at night just rinse your face with water since you just washed it after your run. I guess itdepends on when you work out but you may be able to rinse your wash 1 or 2 times a day rather than washing ti all four.
I wear very light make up so I dont wash my face before or after working out. I also dont sweat very much. However, when I run I take a shower after and wash my face.
To answer your original question, I wash my face 2 to 3 times a day depending on my workout.
Post # 14
I wash my face in the shower in the morning and I wash it in the shower at night. I work out right before bed and take a shower right after I work out. I run long distances when I work out so I get really sweaty. I break out when I don’t pin back my bangs, I usually just put them back with a bobby pin or clip.
Post # 15
I never explicitly wash my face. It gets washed when I’m in the shower but I often times only shower every other day (depends on what I’m doing) so my face definitely doesn’t even get washed daily.
I’ve never had any issue with oil or breakouts though, so it works for me and my skin.
Post # 16
I wear cream on my face to bed so when i wake up i usually rinse and pat dry my face. Then i put on my make-up for the day. After work i will wash my face with soap and make-up remover. Than if i workout i will take a shower after and again just rinse my face. You don’t want to overwash or use to many products on your face or it will get irritated, dry, oily, red, who knows.