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How long should I spend washing my face?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The whole point to cleansing is to remove dirt, contaminants and surface oils from the skin. To make sure your cleanser is achieving this goal, massage it in for at least 20 seconds; for oily skin, make that closer to 30 seconds, which is about how long it takes for sebum to break up.


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