How to wash face after LASIK Generally speaking, you should wait at least 24 hours after LASIK before washing your face. The same goes for showering, as you must avoid getting soap and water in your eyes. The risks involved with getting water or soap in your eyes during the recovery period include: Infection Burning Irritation Exacerbated dry eye issues Potential harm to the corneal flap It\u2019s a good idea to take your time applying face wash. Carefully and gently rinse your cleanser away without splashing water. Avoid your forehead entirely, as the soap is more likely to trickle down from that area. When it comes time to dry your face, gently pat your skin with a towel and avoid your eyes. To learn more about laser vision correction surgery such as LASIK and know which treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book a free laser vision assessment online on our website today.